Rikki-Tikki-Tavi from The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
- Segowell (now Sugauli) Cantonment (1)—a cantonment is an old name for a military base
- Marshal Adolphe Niel (17)—the Marshal Niel roses mentioned are named for this French marshal.
- Sluice (50)—a channel to let out water
- Brahma (24)—spelt Brahm, he's the creator god in the Hindu pantheon.
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