A scrimmage in a Border
A canter down some dark defile
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail1.
Strike hard who cares -- shoot straight who can --
The odds are on the cheaper man.
- Rudyard Kipling, Arithmetic on the Frontier, 1886


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
- George Santayana


1) Jezail: A type of cheap, home-made musket.