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Rudyard Kipling Gunga Din

Posted by Frazer Rice on April 17, 2003

My father age 85 has asked me to try and find out the meaning of the line "an' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it" He is a big Kipling fan. I have found info about Aldershot as a military base but I cannot find out what "penny-fights" refers to. Any Ideas?