AT THE PIT'S MOUTH and HOW THE RHINOCEROS GOT HIS SKIN by RUDYARD KIPLING

05.23.2021 - By 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

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At The Pits Mouth- This story was written by Rudyard Kipling in British India in 1888. A young wife whose husband is away in the military is having an extra-marital affair with a "Tertium Quid"- meaning a third party, and not a welcome one.
How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin-This story relates how the Rhinoceros got his bad temper and his baggy skin. Note: a Parsee in India is a descendant of a Zoroastrian who had fled to India from Muslim persecition in the 7th and 8th century. ,. the Zoroastrians believed that there is a continuous war between the good and evil forces, one representing light, the other darkness. The Parsis thrived under British rule in India, many profiting from opium trade with China.
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