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An angry farmer tries to chase Kim and the lama off his property as they go looking for the River of the Arrow in one of his fields.
But Kim quickly guilt-trips the farmer into worrying that harassing a holy man like the lama will bring him bad luck, so the farmer apologizes and offers the two of them a meal.
(If you haven't gotten this sense already, we will just confirm that Kim is a champion mooch.)
As they cross the field, Kim spots a cobra and wants to kill it.
The lama says no, "Let him live out his life" (3.23) and walks about a foot away from the snake as though it's nothorribly venomous.
Kim finally seems actually impressed by the lama's spiritual nature.
Is It This River? No… Okay, How About This One? Nope… This One? Geez—No
Kim and the lama continue walking on foot, stopping at every body of water they pass to check if it's the River. (It never is, though.)
As they travel, they come upon an elderly headman for a village, who likes to entertain people.
The headman invites the village priest over so they can have a little party for Kim and the lama, and the elders of the village all gather round to hear Kim's tales of Lahore and his travels with the lama.
The lama brings up Kim's Red Bull again.
Kim clearly feels puffed up with importance: he tells the men that his star sign prophecies war (dun-dun-dun).
In fact, there is an old man at this party who knows all about war—he fought on behalf of the British Indian government during the "Mutiny" of 1857 (3.57).
(We are putting "Mutiny" in quotation marks here because this is the British term for what happened—the word mutiny implies an illegal attempt to overthrow someone's legitimate authority, but of course the British Indian government was not legitimate; the British conquered India and exploited its resources for profit.)