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“If history was taught in the form of stories,

it would never be forgotten.”

Rudyard Kipling, 1865 – 1936

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Poet.  Short story writer.

Declined a knighthood

Declined the Poet Laureateship

Declined the Order of Merit

Awarded and accepted:  Nobel Prize for Literature, 1907