Rewards and Fairies
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Rewards and Fairies is a collection of stories and a sequel to Puck of Pook's Hill and, as Kipling wrote, ‘The tales had to be read by children, before people realised they were meant for grown-ups’. Through the agency of Puck, two children - Dan and Una - meet a glittering array of historical characters from flint and iron age tribes to ‘Good Queen Bess’ and Sir Francis Drake. Other tales include stories of England following the Norman Conquest and the Europe of Napoleon and Talleyrand. Rewards and Fairiesincludes two of Kipling's best-loved and most quoted poems: ‘The Way Through the Woods’ and ‘If-’.