The Haunted Horse

The Haunted Horse

Rudyard Kipling


Fiction, Short Stories




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(Paperback | ISBN 9789387164703 | 272 pp | January 2018)


A cursed Sahib finds ghostly cats about his path and around his bed. Two young soldiers are plagued by a banjo-playing spirit. An elderly lady shoos away importunate children, but when they turn away from her, she falls to her knees and prays for mercy. And an otherwise gentle horse causes accidents everywhere she goes—accompanied by the hoofbeats of another invisible steed.

These and sixteen other tales, replete with ghostly children, haunted ships, treacherous amulets and phantom rickshaws, make up The Haunted Horse, the spookiest collection of stories from the Raj and beyond.

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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born in India, and lived there till he was sent to England for schooling at the age of five. He returned after completing his studies and worked as a journalist and writer for several years. Kipling made his name as a novelist, poet and short-story writer, through iconic works like The […]

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