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A Serene Tale of River

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CRL Fletcher was eager to write a textbook in the early 1900’s that would align young school going children with his view of England’s historical development. To do this, he had to include a short history of England that served as an introduction to the first chapter of his textbook, A History of England. By this time,Kipling had already penned The Jungle Book and Just So Stories for Little Children. His immense popularity amongst young readers prompted Fletcher to collaborate with Kipling. The River’s Tale is the poem that Kipling wrote as a result of this collaboration. Continue reading A Serene Tale of River