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How the Scientist Got His Ideas

The Granger Collection

Illustration for “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin,” by Rudyard Kipling, for the first edition of his Just So Stories, published in 1902.
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For more than a century, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories have delighted millions of "children of all ages" with their unique combination of over-the-top, exaggerated portentousness and scrumptious hyper-elocutionary wordplay. The first of these...

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