Free Speculative Fiction short stories online.
Read it here: "The Man Who Would Be King"
By Rudyard Kipling
To find this story, you will have to use the link and then scroll nearly to the bottom of the page you come to, past a lot of other Kipling stories, inlcuding the not-ghost story of "My True Ghost Story". Still, I have a soft spot for "The Man Who Would Be King" because of the movie with Sean Connery and Michael Caine years ago, and although the short story is a little different, it's nice to go there again.