Explain how the quotes help define the characters. Dravot talked big about powder-shops and factories, walking up and down in the pine wood when the winter was coming on. They only want the rifles and a little drilling. Peachy Carnehan: [approaches Danny] They've twigged it, Danny. Retire in sections! “What’s to be afraid of, lass? The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of. “Fully and freely do I forgive you, Dan.”—“Shake hands, Peachey,” says he. Home. “My Gord, Carnehan,” says Daniel, “this is a tremenjus business, and we’ve got the whole country as far as it’s worth having. - A big man with long gray sideboards. 0 0 "Daniel Dravot: In any place where they fight, a man who knows how to drill men can always be a King. This business is our Fifty-Seven. There must be a fair two million of ’em in these hills. “The slut’s bitten me!” says he, clapping his hand to his neck, and, sure enough, his hand was red with blood. Memorable and Important quotes: Include at least three specific quotes from the text that caught your attention or made you curious. One morning I heard the devil’s own noise of drums and horns, and Dan Dravot marches down the hill with his Army and a tail of hundreds of men, and, which was the most amazing, a great gold crown on his head. We're going to teach you soldiering. Daniel Dravot: In any place where they fight, a man who knows how to drill men can always be a King.We shall go to those parts and say to any King we find - "D'you want to vanquish your foes?' Daniel Dravot is clever and opportunistic. Explain your reaction to the characters. (Two) That you and me will not, while this matter is being settled, look at any Liquor, nor any Woman black, white, or brown, so as to get mixed up with one or the other harmful. “I’m sorry, Dan,” says I, “but there’s no accounting for natives. They went up and up, and down and down, and that other party, Carnehan, was imploring of Dravot not to sing and whistle so loud, for fear of bringing down the tremenjus avalanches. Riflemen, prepare to advance! “A Fellow Craft he is!” I says to Dan. century Characters: Include two sentences from the text to describe each main character: Daniel Dravot “… and the less said about our professions the better, for we have been most things in our time. Daniel Dravot: [admiring Roxanne, while a worried Peachy looks on] Just looking, Peachy. There's such a thing as admiring beauty for its own sake. Zenana-mission ladies arrive, and beg that the Editor will instantly abandon all his duties to describe a Christian prize-giving in a back slum of a perfectly inaccessible village; Colonels who have been overpassed for command sit down and sketch the outline of a series of ten, twelve, or twenty-four leading articles on Seniority versus Selection; missionaries wish to know why they have not been permitted to escape from their regular vehicles of abuse and swear at a brother-missionary under special patronage of the editorial We; stranded theatrical companies troop up to explain that they cannot pay for their advertisements, but on their return from New Zealand or Tahiti will do so with interest; inventors of patent punkah-pulling machines, carriage couplings and unbreakable swords and axle-trees call with specifications in their pockets and hours at their disposal; tea-companies enter and elaborate their prospectuses with the office pens; secretaries of ball-committees clamour to have the glories of their last dance more fully described; strange ladies rustle in and say: “I want a hundred lady’s cards printed at once, please,” which is manifestly part of an Editor’s duty. Daniel Dravot: Peachy, I'm heartily ashamed for gettin' you killed instead of going home rich like you deserved to, on account of me bein' so bleedin' high and bloody mighty. Daniel Dravot: Peachy, I'm heartily ashamed for gettin' you killed instead of going home rich like you deserved to, on account of me bein' so bleedin' high and bloody mighty. A drenching in their own blood we'll give them! But Dravot says that if a King couldn’t sing it wasn’t worth being King, and whacked the mules over the rump, and never took no heed for ten cold days. He only obeys. As a consequence of humans these days, the examples show the simple measure does not use telegraphs anymore. “She thinks she’s going to die, and they are a-heartening of her up down in the temple.”. I told ’em to make two of ’em at a place called Shu, where the gold lies in the rock like suet in mutton. Danny, brass it out! “It’s a master-stroke o’ policy,” says Dravot. These men aren’t niggers; they’re English! Explain your reaction to the characters. “Damn your eyes!” says the King. They know! Peachy Carnehan: [cuts off Danny] For God's sake! Then he was all for walking back alone and killing the priests with his bare hands; which he could have done. District Commissioner: And how did you propose to keep it out? Please create an account or login to add your own quotes, favorite quotes, and more!. “We’ve both got all the work we can, though I am a fool. Look at their eyes—look at their mouths. Says Dravot, unpacking the guns—“This is the beginning of the business. I am the son of Alexander by Queen Semiramis, and you’re my younger brother and a God too! Directed by John Huston. This illustrates that characters are not in gift time. “You go get a wife too, Peachey—a nice, strappin’, plump girl that’ll keep you warm in the winter. Daniel Dravot, Peachy Carnehan: God's holy trousers! Then all the people comes down and shouts like the devil and all, and Dravot says—“Go and dig the land, and be fruitful and multiply,” which they did, though they didn't understand. and we will show him how to drill men; for that we know better than anything else. Peachy Carnehan: We've gotta make a run for it! Daniel Dravot: [ grabs arrow and raises hand in proclamation] I, Sikander -. Gold I’ve seen, and turquoise I’ve kicked out of the cliffs, and there’s garnets in the sands of the river, and here’s a chunk of amber that a man brought me. They’re the Lost Tribes, or something like it, and they’ve grown to be English. Peachy Carnehan: [ cuts off Danny] For God's sake! Daniel Dravot: Everything's all right then. “I won’t make a Nation,” says he; “I’ll make an Empire! Billy Fish: Danny's bleeding. A soldier does not think. Explain your response to the time period examples. There's everything in them, from smuggling to swindling to receiving stolen goods to bare-faced blackmail. Memorable and Important quotes: Include at least three specific quotes from the text that caught your attention or made you curious. Daniel Dravot: [admiring Roxanne, while a worried Peachy looks on] Just looking, Peachy. Once they have conquered a few villages, however, Dravot immediately develops grander ambitions. Look at the way they stand up. According to local beliefs, it was an abomination for gods and mortals to intermarry. “Would two lunatics make a Contrack like that?” said Carnehan, with subdued pride, showing me a greasy half-sheet of notepaper on which was written the following. I’ve been marching and fighting for six weeks with the Army, and every footy little village for fifty miles has come in rejoiceful; and more than that, I’ve got the key of the whole show, as you’ll see, and I’ve got a crown for you! We're going to teach you soldiering. Daniel Dravot: You have our permission to bugger off. Soldier, sailor, compositor, photographer, proof-reader, street-preacher, and correspondents of the Backwoodsman when we thought the paper wanted one. Share. Say you forgive me, Peachey.”—“I do,” says Peachey. Can you forgive me? Then ten men with bows and arrows ran down that valley, chasing twenty men with bows and arrows, and the row was tremenjus. Peachy Carnehan : That I can and that I do, Danny, free and full and without let or hindrance. It is blackmail to obtain money by threats of publishing information *in* a newspaper. There was mutiny in the midst, and you didn’t know—you damned engine-driving, plate-laying, missionary’s-pass-hunting hound!” He sat upon a rock and called me every foul name he could lay tongue to. Dravot he shoots above their heads, and they all falls down flat. Daniel Dravot : Peachy, I'm heartily ashamed for gettin' you killed instead of going home rich like you deserved to, on account of me bein' so bleedin' high and bloody mighty. LitCharts Teacher Editions. (Three) That we conduct ourselves with Dignity and Discretion, and, if one of us gets into trouble the other will stay by him. But what blackmail is there in accepting a small retainer for keeping it *out* of a newspaper? They prodded him behind like an ox. by Jerry Renshaw Peachy Carnehan: [grabs Danny and leads him down the temple stairs] We've got to brass it out, Danny. I was too heart-sick to care, though it was all his foolishness that brought the smash. Poor old Daniel that was a monarch once!”, Instant downloads of all 1383 LitChart PDFs Up comes the girl, and a strapping wench she was, covered with silver and turquoises, but white as death, and looking back every minute at the priests. They was fair men—fairer than you or me—with yellow hair and remarkable well built. You may have seen such. before we reach the station. Movie Quote Quiz. Peachy Carnehan: That I can and that I do, Danny, free and full and without let or hindrance. “Hearten her very tender, then,” says Dravot, “or I’ll hearten you with the butt of a gun so you’ll never want to be heartened again.” He licked his lips, did Dan, and stayed up walking about more than half the night, thinking of the wife that he was going to get in the morning. Principle Cast: Sean Connery (Daniel Dravot), Michael Caine (Peachy Carnehan), Christopher Plummer (Rudyard Kipling), Saeed Jaffrey (Billy Fish), Doghmi Larbi (Ootah), Jack May (District Commissioner), Karroom Bouih (Kafu-Selim), Mohammad Shamsi (Babu) C-130m. We shall go to those parts and say to any King we find - D'you want to vanquish your foes?' Boil ’em once or twice in hot water, and they’ll come out like chicken and ham.”, “The girl’s a little bit afraid,” says the priest. He says not god, not devil, but man! The other men began to run, but Carnehan and Dravot sits on the boxes picking them off at all ranges, up and down the valley. “The winter’s coming, and these people won’t be giving much trouble, and if they do we can’t move about. This Contract between me and you persuing witnesseth in the name of God—Amen and so forth. He fumbled in the mass of rags round his bent waist; brought out a black horsehair bag embroidered with silver thread; and shook therefrom on to my table—the dried, withered head of Daniel Dravot! Daniel Dravot: Peachy, I'm heartily ashamed for gettin' you killed instead of going home rich like you deserved to, on account of me bein' so bleedin' high and bloody mighty. Daniel Dravot: In any place where they fight, a man who knows how to drill men can always be a King. Browse more character quotes from The Man Who Would Be King (1975), grabs arrow and raises hand in proclamation, grabs Danny and leads him down the temple stairs, Danny, Peachy and Billy Fish try to escape the mob with heads held high, admiring Roxanne, while a worried Peachy looks on, Referring to Kipling, the journalist present. Call up all the priests and, here, take your crown.”, “Shake hands with him,” says Dravot, and I shook hands and nearly dropped, for Billy Fish gave me the Grip. The morning sun that had long been paling the lamps struck the red beard and blind, sunken eyes; struck, too, a heavy circlet of gold studded with raw turquoises, that Carnehan placed tenderly on the battered temples. Daniel Dravot: Everything's all right then. Can you forgive me? Daniel Dravot: Now listen to me you benighted muckers. Peachy Carnehan: [grabs rifles] Too many for that, Danny. Well, I'll be getting off now. Daniel Dravot: You have our permission to bugger off! Peachy Carnehan: [sharply] Being only human, one thing leads to another. We assign a color and icon like this one, Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Knopf edition of. District Commissioner: It would have been wiser if you'd both gone home at the end of your army service. and theme. You've had it! - Dravot.

During his early childhood, Kipling explored Mumbai’s streets and markets with his Indian nanny, which had an effect on him for the rest of his life. He fumbled in the mass of rags round his bent waist; brought out a black horsehair bag embroidered with silver thread; and shook therefrom on to my table—the dried, withered head of Daniel Dravot! Peachy Carnehan: [sharply] Being only human, one thing leads to … Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. “You be’old now,” said Carnehan, “the Emperor in his ’abit as he lived—the King of Kafiristan with his crown upon his head. Paraphrase of the quote: Why do you think it is memorable or important? I want a wife.”, “For Gord’s sake leave the women alone!” I says. Peachy Carhehan. Then we will subvert that King and seize his Throne and establish a Dynasty. They do not understand that nobody cares a straw for the internal administration of Native States so long as oppression and crime are kept within decent limits, and the ruler is not drugged, drunk, or diseased from one end of the year to the other. Daniel Dravot: Everything's all right then. It Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as Kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. Daniel Dravot: [grabs arrow and raises hand in proclamation] I, Sikander -. District Commissioner: I have your records before me. Peachy Carnehan: That I can and that I do, Danny, free and full and without let or hindrance. Peachey and Dan left India to go attempt to become kings in Kafiristan, a fictional place in northeastern Afghanistan. (One) That me and you will settle this matter together; i.e., to be Kings of Kafiristan. There's such a thing as admiring beauty for its own sake. Then we goes up to the ten men that had run across the snow too, and they fires a footy little arrow at us. 2. Characters: Include two sentences from the text to describe each main character: Daniel Dravot Peachy Carhehan Narrator (Kipling) Explain how the quotes help define the characters. I copied it, then and there, as a curiosity—. Remember the Contrack, and keep clear o’ women.”, “The Contrack only lasted till such time as we was Kings; and Kings we have been these months past,” says Dravot, weighing his crown in his hand. Struggling with distance learning? Danny, brass it out! I am the son of Alexander by Queen Semiramis, and you’re my younger brother and a God too! - "Peachy's gone south for the week." Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. My students love how organized the handouts are and enjoy tracking the themes as a class.”. 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