Quotes Bliss Cottage


My workroom in the Bliss Cottage was seven feet by eight, and from December to April the snow lay level with its window-sill … After blocking out the main idea in my head, the pen took charge, and I watched it begin to write stories about Mowgli and animals, which later grew into the Jungle Books .


This is  from the fifth  chapter of Something of Myself. The young Kiplings, newly marries, had lost all  their savings in a bank failure. Now. In the depths of a Vermont winter, Rudyard was settling down to his writing to restore their fortunes.