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Kipling: Story of Ung
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Excellent! You must have a lot by now - what are you going to do with them?

Great Kipling verse is the one about the Palaeolithic cave painter who is a misunderstood artist at first, but then is shown the value of market forces.

"Story of Ung" - too long for me to type out though - sorry!

just a short extract:

"Later he pictured an aurochs - later he pictured a bear
Pictured the sabre-tooth tiger dragging a man to his lair
Pictured the mountainous mammoth, hairy abhorrent, alone
Out of the love that he bore them, scribing them clearly on bone.

Swift came the tribe to behold them, peering and pushing and still
Men of the berg-battered beaches, men of the boulder-hatched hill
Hunters and fishers and trappers, presently whispering low:
"Yea, they are like - and it may be. But how does the Picture-man know?"

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Posted by PeterH
12th May 2005ce

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