Rudyard Kipling, author and poet, is one of the most interesting and significant literary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was not English but, in terms of the time, Anglo-Indian, being born in Bombay to English parents. He was taken to England to be educated. While Joseph Rudyard Kipling is often remembered for his two Jungle Books and his poems, not many know that he also published a delightful collection of pourquoi stories titled, Just So Stories for Little Children. Kipling is said to have invented these stories as ingenious explanations of questions such as How The Camel Got His Hump or How the Leopard Got His Spots for his young daughters and their friends – to entertain them, and perhaps also to satisfy their curiosity at an age when children tend to ask ‘the many-why questions’. The Butterfly That Stamped is one of the wonderful Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. It is one of the stories that is about King Solomon, his lovely wife Balkis, his other nine-hundred ninety-nine wives, and two charming but quarrelsome butterflies. King Solomon was so wise he could understand what all creatures said, as well as rocks, trees, plants and people, and his Head Queen Balkis was nearly as wise as he. He wore a magic ring that gave him power to summon Djinns, Afrits, Fairies and the Archangel Gabriel. But he was not proud, and if he ever showed off he repented it. Listen online to free English audiobook "The Butterfly That Stamped” on our website to experience Rudyard Kipling's short story.