by John McGivering)
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... to the fastidious reader the note is jarring, vulgar and percussive and was to be repeated in such stories as “My Sunday at Home”, "The Vortex", and “The Village that Voted the Earth was Flat”Thurston Hopkins, however (p. 250) is more appreciative:
[The first of these is collected in The Day's Work and the latter two in A Diversity of Creatures.
… You may seek samples of his quaint humour in ”The Puzzler” … and in the verses of the same title Kipling deals with the cautions and sullen Englishman with a fund of humourus observation.