Traffics and Discoveries, originally written in 1904, is a collection of 24 short stories by celebrated novelist and storyteller Rudyard Kipling. These charming tales feature a variety of colorful characters in exotic settings, much in the same vein as the Just So Stories and The Jungle Book. Any fan of classic Victorian and children's literature will delight in these beautifully spun stories of strange people and faraway places. British author and poet RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) was born in colonial India, a locale that inspired his best-known works, The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and Gunga Din (1892). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.