Humorous Tales by Rudyard Kipling I read through and it is VERY dated and non-PC. the stories are interesting wrtitten to show the slang and accents instead of the actual spellings of words to denote the "other" non-english people in the world. the only humorous tale in it is about an elephant on the rampage. very dry and not what I was expecting from the author of the Jungle Book. Yes I mean the actual novel not the Disney-fied version.