Little Kim meets an amazing man, a Tibetan llama, who descended from the mountains to the plains of India in search of a wonderful river. The Lama is kind, modest, but full of knowledge and driven by the idea of the Way and Wheel of life. Kim immediately becomes sympathetic to him and joins the llama on his journey. Kim feels that he would like to understand this man, to know him, "to appropriate him." Kipling very accurately expresses complex feelings, so on each page you can wait for the phrase phrase.