Summer Reading

“The Man Who Would Be King” (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling about two British Freemason adventurers in British India who traveled to Kafiristan (a remote part of Afghanistan) to become kings, but instead became “gods” and ultimately lost everything. The story was inspired by real exploits of Englishman James Brooke; and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan.
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The Hive Allegory

Several brothers have asked about the honeybee symbol on the 2016 Master Medal, and with the next presentation also revolving around bees, now seems like a good a time to delve into the topic. The beehive is a commonly used symbol dating at least to Roman times. In medieval heraldry it was considered a symbol of industry.
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