Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English author and poet. In 1917 he was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Kipling was born in Bombay, British India. Many of his works have an Indian flavor and setting. His best kwn for his works are The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Just So Stories (1902). Stories in this collection are Weland's Sword, Puck's Song, A Tree Song, Young Men at the Mar, Sir Richard's Song, The Knights of the Joyous Venture, Harp Song of the Dane Women, Thorkild's Song, Old Men at Pevensey, The Runes on Weland's Sword, A Centurion of the Thirtieth, 'Cities and Thrones and Powers', A British-Roman Song, On the Great Wall, A Song to Mithras, The Winged Hats, A Pict Song, Hal O' the Draft, 'Prophets have Hour all over the Earth', A Smugglers' Song, 'Dymchurch Flit', The bee Boy's Song, A Three-part Song, The Treasure and the Law, Song of the Fifth River, and The Children's Song.