Mr Rudd (who sleeps 3hrs/night) spoke to journalists about his wife, Therese’s, condition after she recovered from a bad stomach ache: ”She’s made of sterner stuff than you or I, Gunga Din, and she is in good spirits.”
Cobbled from wiki: Gunga Din poem by Rudyard Kipling. The last line:“Tho’ I’ve belted you and flayed you, By the livin’ Gawd that made you, You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din!”
“The poem is a rhyming narrative from the point of view of a British soldier, about a native water-bearer who saves the soldier’s life but dies himself. It celebrates the virtues of a non-European while revealing the racism of a colonial infantryman who views such people as being of a lower order.”
So that means Therese is made of sterner stuff than a water bearer who died for his master? Or that she’s treated like a slave? Lucky he didn’t quote the “belted you and flayed you” bit.