Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 Dec 1865 – 18 Jan 1936) was an English short story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book, Kim, and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King". He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. In Error is a short story by Rudyard Kipling. As the story unfolds, Moriarty, a civil engineer, working for government, lives disconnected and isolated and spends most of his time drinking in his own house. Though he did his job well and managed to keep his vicious habit in secret. But his life is about to be totally changed but one occasional meet with Mrs. Reiver.