30.05.09 17:54Stalky & Co., by Rudyard KiplingSeite 3 von 113http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3006/3006-h/3006-h.htm
Only, as the years went by— Lonely, as the years went by— Far from help as years went byPlainer we discerned it.Wherefore praise we famous menProm whose bays we borrow— They that put aside Today— All the joys of their Today— And with toil of their TodayBought for us Tomorrow!Bless and praise we famous menMen of little showing!For their work continuethAnd their work continuethBroad and deep continuethGreat beyond their knowing!Copyright, 1899. by Rudyard Kipling
"IN AMBUSH."SLAVES OF THE LAMPAN UNSAVORYINTERLUDE.THE IMPRESSIONISTS.THE MORAL REFORMERS.A LITTLE PREP.THE FLAG OF THEIR COUNTRY.THE LAST TERM.SLAVES OF THE LAMP.
In summer all right-minded boys built huts in the furze-hill behind the College—little lairswhittled out of the heart of the prickly bushes, full of stumps, odd root-ends, and spikes, but,since they were strictly forbidden, palaces of delight. And for the fifth summer in succession,Stalky, McTurk, and Beetle (this was before they reached the dignity of a study) had built like beavers a place of retreat and meditation, where they smoked.