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Arabian Nights,' and Thomas Hardy's ' Tess of the D'Urbervilles.' . . . It is probably
owing to this extreme care that ' Many Inventions ' is undoubtedly Mr. Kipling's best
book." Chicago Post.

" Mr. Kipling's style is too well known to American readers to require introduction,
but it can scarcely be amiss to say there is not a story in this collection that does not
more than repay a perusal of them all." Baltimore American.

" As a writer of short stories Rudyard Kipling is a genius. He has had imitators,
but they have not been successful in dimming the luster of his achievements by con-
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nal in incident, ingenious in plot, and startling by their boldness and force." Rochester
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" Taking the group as a whole, it may be said that the execution is up to his best
in the past, while two or three sketches surpass in rounded strength and vividness ot
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