.007 (1897)

“Now, a locomotive is, next to a marine engine, of course, the most sensitive thing man ever made; and No. .007, besides being sensitive, was new…” Rudyard Kipling's short story about trains is the first known literary work with a character identified as ‘007’. It appeared on the front page of Scribner's Magazine in August 1897, and was later collected in an anthology of Kipling's short stories titled The Day's Work.


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