I was more than a little astonished and expressed my

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“I was more than a little astonished, and expressed my feelings accordingly.” ““I wasn’t King,” said Carnehan. “Dravot he was the King, and a handsome man he looked with the gold crown on his head and all.” Paraphrase of the quote: Kipling was shocked and was open about it. Dravot was the one who was king, Not Carnehan. What elements make the quote memorable or important? This is important because it shows that Kipling is not reserved and speaks his mind on what he thinks and feels. This seems strange because both Carnehan and Dravot had sought out to be king, yet only one obtained that title, even though they had signed a contract that
—‘I’ll make a damned fine Nation of you, or I’ll die in the making!’ Dravot will make a fine nation and would die trying. bound them together. Darvot has not given up his hopes of being king and ruling Reflection Questions Answer each question in complete sentences with textual support from your reading of The Man Who Would Be King and the lesson. 1. How do Dravot and Carnehan alter their appearance for their journey to Kafiristan? What does their willingness to shed their identity as Englishmen reveal about their views of the British Empire?

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