feath (feath) wrote,
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Kim's Gun - aka Zamzama (Taker of Strongholds)









He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher -- the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum.

Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab, for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot.

—Rudyard Kipling, Kim

It's sits in that very spot today. 'brick platform' is the island between traffic lanes.

Wiki on Zamzama
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