Naulakha, Rudyard Kipling’s Priceless Jewel

By Ann Wallace
I feel no twinge of conscience
To deny me any theme
When care has cast her anchor
In the harbor of a dream.
~ 1902 J.W. Riley from "An Old Sweetheart of Mine"

Vermont was the ideal sanctuary for a writer, at the turn of the previous century, to ply the solitary craft. Southern Vermont, today, as a ski resort with historic attractions, can still boast a more laid back atmosphere.

Back in 1892 Joseph Rudyard Kipling and his bride Caroline Starr nee Balestier, visited Brattleboro, where her family lived, seeking a brief retreat from New York City, of which Kipling had ta...

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