Rudyard Kipling's Verse - McAndrew's Hymn through To the City of Bombay Summary & Analysis

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McAndrew's Hymn through To the City of Bombay Summary

In "McAndrew's Hymn," an old seaman speaks with God about his days on the ship. In these lines, the man both praises God for the hard times he has survived and also tries to make some excuses for his behavior to his God. The man appears to realize, however, that even his good behavior and the man he has kept safe while under his watch do not make up for the bad that he has also done with his life. The poem "Mulholland's Contract" is also a seafaring tale. In this poem Mulholland makes a pact with God that if God saves him from a bad storm and the terrified steers for which he is in charge of caring, Mulholland will preach God's word. To Mulholland's disappointment, however, he...

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