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Vermont hosts Kipling Society’s 1st meeting outside UK

MONTPELIER — Some of the most famous 19th-century children’s stories written by British author Rudyard Kipling were first put to page in southeastern Vermont near where the world’s top Kipling scholars are meeting this week to discuss his works.

From his home in Dummerston overlooking the Connecticut River, the Nobel Prize-winning author wrote ‘‘The Jungle Book,’’ starring Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves in the wilds of India, and the hero mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, who saved his adopted human family from poisonous cobras.

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