The Haunted Horse: Kipling?s Greatest Ghost Stories
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Written by Rudyard Kipling, the legendary short-story writer who excelled at transforming the commonplace to the sinister, this spine-chilling collection is perfect for readers young and old.
A cursed Sahib finds ghostly cats about his path and around his bed. Two young soldiers are plagued by a banjo-playing spirit. An elderly lady shoos away importunate children, but when they turn away from her, she falls to her knees and prays for mercy. And an otherwise gentle horse causes accidents everywhere she goes?accompanied by the hoofbeats of another invisible steed.
These and sixteen other tales, replete with ghostly children, haunted ships, treacherous amulets and phantom rickshaws, make up The Haunted Horse, the spookiest collection of stories from the Raj and beyond.
Rudyard Kipling (1865?1936) was born in India, and lived there till he was sent to England for schooling at the age of five. He returned after completing his studies and worked as a journalist and writer for several years. Kipling made his name as a novelist, poet and short-story writer, through iconic works like The Jungle Book, Kim, ?If? and Plain Tales from the Hills. He is the youngest person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, which he did in 1907. He was also awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1926.