Haikus from King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy

From a book categorized as Fiction / Action & Adventure and 361 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:

If you're craving a classic adventure novel from times gone by, King of the Khyber Rifles will definitely do the trick. Set in India around the time of the outbreak of World War I, the tale outlines the tensions between the restless and defiant natives of India and the British forces, which have been weakened by the demands of fighting against the Germans. Can secret agent Athelstan King quell the simmering conflict before it's too late?

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“Each lock has a key,
 but some keys fit all locks,” says
the Eastern proverb.

She asked me over
 the phone whether her thirty
men had started North.

But none enter who
 have not earned right to enter!
There is but one key.

The cave’s entrance became
 jammed with them, and no riot
ever made more noise.

He heard a man hawk
 and spit, close to the entrance,
and went out to see.

The fellow lay back
 across Ismail’s knees, breathless but well
enough contented.

There were two bracelets
 on her arm, both barbaric
things of solid gold.

Not a doubt of it!
 Chapter XI Long slept the Heart
o’ the Hills, oh, long!

Who ploughs with death shall
 garner rue, And under all
skies is nothing new.

Near to the curtain
 was a bed, whose great wooden
posts were cracked with age.

As if I did not
 know it first, almost before
the Germans knew it!

But he was careless,
 and I sent my men to steal
the head from his men.

They knew a place such
 as this was said to be could
not be. They knew it!

She had said herself
 that a babu read English
books to her aloud.

Yet he had no scorn
 for his lined-up fighting men,
and so could act none.

The women appeared
 supremely indifferent
in any event.

What gifts should we bring?
 A dozen stolen rifles?
A bag of silver?

“If one of us should
 go back into his camp now
he would be tortured.

And then, omitting
 the message, he proceeded
first to give some news.

In another two
 minutes King had recognized
the Rangar’s silken turban.

I hope he’s to be hanged.
 So that I can buy the mare,”
he added cheerfully.