I am unable to understand the phrase "save with swords for tickets". What is the meaning of the sentence?
She will never attend Sunday-school or learn to vote save with swords for tickets.
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... Asia is not going to be civilised after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old. You cannot reform a lady of many lovers, and Asia has been insatiable in her flirtations aforetime. She will never attend Sunday-school or learn to vote save with swords for tickets.
from The Man Who Was by Rudyard Kipling
save with swords for tickets means: unless you replace voting tickets with swords.