The very instant it saw the Prince, it went down on its knees

John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911)


Illustration for "The Two Brothers" in Tales of the Punjab: Told by the People, facing p.133.

Despite being parted by fate, the two bothers retain their boyhood affection. As they had envisaged, the elder one (being saluted here by the sacred elephant) becomes King and the younger one his Prime Minister, both of them making happy marriages. [Commentary continues below.]

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