Kipling pp 110-110 | Cite as

‘Bumptious and Above his Station’

  • George Seaver


Whilst Younghusband was engaged with his work on the Staff of the QMG,1 newspaper reporters would flock to the office for information. Among them was a very dark young man with bushy eyebrows, large spectacles, and unhealthy appearance, named Rudyard Kipling, in search of copy for the Civil and Military Gazette of Lahore. ‘He was looked upon with great disfavour by Staff officers as being bumptious and above his station.’ When in later years Younghusband came to recognise him for what he was, a supreme literary genius and a poet of Empire, he said that he admired the manner rather than the matter of his work, both in prose and verse.


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