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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), Kim (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King"; and his poems, including Mandalay, Gunga Din, The White Man's Burden and If. 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 are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift". The story begins in the “’sclusively bare, hit, shiny High Veldt, where there was sand and sandy-coloured rock and ‘sclusively tufts of sandy-yellowish grass.” The story takes place “in the days when everybody started fair” meaning in the first days after the formation of the earth and all life had begun. It is pretty hot and sandy in the region of “High Veldt”, it is sunny. The other animals (Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Koodoo and the Hartebeest) always got “surprised” or frightened by the Leopard and the Ethiopian and they did not like this. The first stance brings a smile to the reader’s lips because of the way Rudyard Kipling has described the animals and the natural environment; but also irritates the reader because of the same reason. The beginning is pretty cheerful and bright.

In Africa, there is a place named “High Veldt” where the story begins. The animals such as Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Koodoo and the Hartebeest live there but are often taken by surprise by the Leopard who was “‘sclusivest

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