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Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936
The English journalist, short story writer, poet and novelist, Rudyard Kipling, is usually remembered as the advocate of British imperialism through his short stories and poems about Britsh soldiers in India. He also wrote several tales for kids including The Jungle Book.
By winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, he became the first author, writing in English, to ever receive it.
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In the days when everybody started fair, Best Beloved, the Leopard lived in a place called the High Veldt. ‘Member it wasn’t the Low Veldt, or the Bush Veldt, or the Sour Veldt, but the ... [+]

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At the hole where he went in
Red-Eye called to Wrinkle-Skin.
Hear what little Red-Eye saith:
"Nag, come up and dance with death!"
Eye to eye and head to head,
(Keep the measure, ... [+]

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NOW this is the next tale, and it tells how the Camel got his big hump.

In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there ... [+]

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IN the sea, once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, there was a Whale, and he ate fishes. He ate the starfish and the garfish, and the crab and the dab, and the plaice and the dace, and the skate and his... [+]

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NOT always was the Kangaroo as now we do behold him, but a Different Animal with four short legs. He was grey and he was woolly, and his pride was inordinate: he danced on an outcrop in the middle of ... [+]