How the Camel got His Hump
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Rudyard Kipling (1855-1936) was born to English parents living in India during the British colonial occupation. Kipling's father was a sculptor and art professor at a college in Bombay, and his mother was a lively and intelligent woman. While India had already made a powerful impression on the young Kipling, he was soon sent to live and receive his education in England. Kipling was unable to attend university and instead chose to return to the land of his birth, serving as an assistant editor at a small Indian newspaper for several years. It was at this time that Kipling began to publish short stories in the paper, soon following his occasional pieces with several collections of his writing. Kipling traveled to the United States and wrote as a foreign correspondent for the Indian press, continuing to develop his reputation and craft. He settled in London for a time, although it was not until after his marriage and eventual move back to the United States that he began to write the works for which he is best known: The Jungle Book and Captains Courageous among them. As Kipling continued to travel and write, he gained a broad following among old and young. He was widely celebrated as an important author, receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 and continuing to be awarded many honors for his writing throughout the rest of his life. While Kipling's works have fallen in and out of favor for their perspectives, his writing serves as an important testament to a time of change, conflict, and broadening horizons.Back to top
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him he said 'Humph!' Just 'Humph!' and no more.
'Humph!' said the Camel; and the Dog went away and told the Man.
'Humph!' said the Camel; and the Ox went away and told the Man.
said 'Humph!' and went away again.
'Certainly not,' said the Djinn.
'Only "Humph!"; and he won't ...
Reviewed by Marluna on Mar 13, 2009
Simple but good tale for children
It's a simple but very good tale, specially for childrens.
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