City Dreadful Night — A short novel by Rudyard Kipling set in Calcutta.
City Dreadful Night contains an account of his visit to a government operated opium factory in India. The precious cakes that are to replenish the coffers of the Indian Government.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Kipling regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. His children’s books are classics of children’s literature. One critic described his work as exhibiting “a versatile and luminous narrative gift”.
George Orwell saw Kipling as “a jingo imperialist”. He explaining that was “morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting”.
Kipling’s bibliography includes fiction (including novels and short stories), non-fiction, and poetry. Several of his works were collaborations.
“They’ll find out it’s a false alarm, and come back again in five minutes.” “Why?” “Because there will be no constables on the road to give ’em the direction of the fire, The driver wasn’t told the ward of the outbreak when he went out!” “Do you mean to say that you can from this absurd pigeon-loft locate the wards in the night-time?” “Of course: what would be the good of a lookout if the man couldn’t tell where the fire was?” “But it’s all pitchy black, and the lights are so confusing.”
“Ha! Ha! You’ll have lost your way as you never lost it before. You’re going to go round Bow Bazar section.”
” And the Lord have mercy on my soul! ” Calcutta, the darker portion of it, does not look an inviting place to dive into at night.