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. He was born in Bombay and was taken by his family to England at the age of five. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919) and more. 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 'big, dark, abstracted man', and a civil engineer, working for government, lives disconnected and isolated and spends most of his time drinking in his own house, all alone for four years. 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.