Rudyyard Kipling : The Life Of Rudyard Kippling

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Rudyard Kipling was an incredible, Complex and interesting gentleman. He was, and still is the subject of rigorous contradiction. Some say he was an idealist and literary genius, others argue vehemently that he was a bigoted, Racist, over opinionated sell-out. I’m not here to argue either side. I’m simply here to convince you from where Kippling drew inspiration.
Let us begin this fascinating journey with an excerpt or two by Kippling himself:
“Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back -- For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” -The Jungle Book-
“I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.”-Rudyard Kipling-
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was British author of some renown, he was born December 30th, 1865 in Mumbai India to a lovely, wholesome “Anglo-Indian” family. At age five, he, and his sister were sent to the U.K. to live with a former navy captain (Pryse Holloway) and his wife (Sarah Holloway) while receiving a proper British education. During the six years he and his sister boarded with the British couple, they were neglected, and abused. One of the few escapes Kippling had was his love of stories and his ability to weave them. { "I have known a certain amount of bullying, but this was calculated

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