1. SEA TRAVEL
(Notes edited by John Radcliffe, drawing where appropriate on the ORG)
2. A Return to the East
3. A Serpent on Old Nile
4. Up the River
5. Dead Kings
6. The Face of the Desert
7. The Riddle of Empire
Try as he will, no man breaks wholly looseThese lines, which here refer to Kipling's affection for the Muslim world—which he rediscovers in Egypt—were later enlarged to six verses and collected as "The Virginity" in The Years Between (listed in ORG as verse No. 1,004).
From his first love, no matter who she be.
Oh, was there ever sailor free to choose,
That didn’t settle somewhere near the sea?