Notes by John McGivering
“The Moon of Other Days” and “To the Unknown Goddess” were published pseudonymously, and to his great joy he received in payment one gold mohur a Mughal coin then worth about sixteen rupees, and a note from George Allen offering to publish in the Pioneer 'anything I might choose to send'.George Allen, proprietor of the Pioneer and the Civil and Military Gazette, was the great-grandfather of the author of Kipling Sahib. See also Something of Myself p. 40, line 24, and Andrew Lycett, p. 78)
Camberwell became a bower,London was and is very much a city of districts—almost like separate villages—some prestigious, some less so, each with its own marked character. Anyone who knew London well would quickly recognise the social standing and character of a particular district.
Peckham an Arcadian Vale.