Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Midwife – Rudyard Kipling

Writer Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was delighted when his first child was born.

At first, he didn’t know how to thank the midwife who helped his wife, and afterward took care of the baby. Then, it occurred to him:

- Please, take this handwriting of mine as an expression of gratitude and devotion - Kipling told midwife giving her the manuscript of his unpublished work. - If some day you get into trouble and you need money, maybe you’ll be able to sell it.

A few years later the midwife did as Kipling advised her. She sold his manuscript, and lived happily and in abundance until she died.

The manuscript Kipling gave her was of his novel "The Jungle Book."

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