How Kipling Discovered America
That ‘inglorious Columbus’ of whom Mr Vining wrote so convincingly1 discovered America while sailing over the blue Pacific from the Asiatic side of the world, and so did Rudyard Kipling. The maker of Mulvaney made his discovery of us in 1889, when he landed in San Francisco from the Pacific mail steamer City of Peking and, like a true Britisher, walked all the way from the dock to the Palace Hotel.
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