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Rewards and Fairies

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Classic Kipling children's stories and verse, includingA Charm, Cold Iron, Gloriana,The Two Cousins,The Looking-Glass, The Wrong Thing,A Truthful Song,King Henry VII and the Shipwrights, Marklake Witches,The Way through the Woods,Brookland Road, The Knife and the Naked Chalk,The Run of the Downs,Song of the Men's Side, Brother Square-Toes,Philadelphia,If - 'A Priest in Spite of Himself',A St Helena Lullaby,'Poor Honest Men', The Conversion of St Wilfrid,Eddi's Service,Song of the Red War-Boat, A Doctor of Medicine,An Astrologer's Song,'Our Fathers of Old', Simple Simon,The Thousandth Man,Frankie's Trade, The Tree of Justice,The Ballad of Minepit Shaw,andA Carol. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

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