Just So Stories

By Rudyard Kipling

 

Rudyard Kipling originally wrote these wonderful origin stories for his eldest daughter, Josephine, who died during an outbreak of influenza in 1899. The stories were published in book form in 1902. Kipling himself illustrated the stories with a series of woodcuts, of which two are shown with each story.

The rhinoceros and the Parsee

 

Illustrations by Rudyard Kipling. Grateful acknowledgment to Russell Tayler, Newcastle, Australia for providing the artwork and accompanying text.

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