A letter, written by British author Rudyard Kipling in 1895,
, the Telegraph reported. In it, Kipling confesses to it being "extremely possible" that he "promiscuously" borrowed from the work of others while writing "The Law of the Jungle," which includes his well-loved story "The Jungle Book."
Addressed to an unidentified woman, the short letter, which is signed by Kipling, reads, in its entirety:
According to the letter's dealer, Adam Andrusier, Kipling rarely mentioned his work in letters. The price for the 1895 letter has been set at about $3,760.
"The Jungle Book," written in 1894, is among Kipling's most famous short stories. It was dedicated to his daughter Josephine, who later died of
This isn't the first time Kipling has been in the news this year: In February, 50 of his unpublished poems were discovered by English professor Thomas Pinney in, among other places, a renovated
Pinney's collection, "The Cambridge Edition of the Poems of Rudyard Kipling," was published in March.