Quintessential Bond
Satish C. Aikant
LONE FOX DANCING: MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Ruskin Bond Speaking Tiger, 2017, 277 pp., 599
January 2017, volume 41, No 7-8

The title of Ruskin Bond’s autobiography derives from a poem he wrote some years ago and is so central to the text that it deserves retelling:

As I walked home last night

I saw a lone fox dancing

In the bright moonlight.

I stood and watched,

He took the low road, knowing

The night was his by right.     

Sometimes, when words ring true,

I’m like a lone fox dancing

In the morning dew.

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