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Private Stanley Ortheris is a fictional character in a number of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. He is one of the Soldiers Three, Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris.

According to John McGivering (notes on "The Three Musketeers" at the Kipling Society's website [1], "it has been suggested that when Kipling asked himself 'Who is to be the third Musketeer?' he answered himself 'The author is !' (Ortheris)."