"The Woman of Shamlegh"
John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911)
Photographed plaster relief with ornamented frame
Rudyard Kipling's Kim, facing p. 308.
The "Woman of Shamlegh" appears near the end of the quest. Bold and bright-eyed, she is the chief personage of her tribe of hill-people in the Himalyan foothills, and helps Kim and the Lama, who is now severely weakened. She supplies them with a litter and a foodbag for their onward journey, too. Kim kisses her on the cheek, and thanks her, on their departure.
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