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Just So Stories

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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,524 / 80 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 4,984 4140
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How The Whale Got His Throat
How The Camel Got His Hump
How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin
How The Leopard Got His Spots
The Elephant's Child
The Sing-Song Of Old Man Kangaroo
The Beginning Of The Armadillos
How The First Letter Was Written
How The Alphabet Was Made
The Crab That Played With The Sea
The Cat That Walked By Himself
The Butterfly That Stamped

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rshes of Sonaput.

THIS Uninhabited Island

Is off Cape Gardafui,

By the Beaches of Socotra

And the Pink Arabian Sea:

But it's hot--too hot from Suez

For the likes of you and me

Ever to go

In a P. and 0.

And call on the Cake-Parsee!


IN the days when everybody started fair, Best Beloved, the Leopard lived in a place called the High Veldt. 'Member it wasn't the Low Veldt, or the Bush Veldt, or the Sour Veldt, but the 'sclusively bare, hot, shiny High Veldt, where there was sand and sandy-coloured rock and 'sclusively tufts of sandy- yellowish grass. The Giraffe and the Zebra and the Eland and the Koodoo and the Hartebeest lived there; and they were 'sclusively sandy-yellow-brownish all over; but the Leopard, he was the 'sclusivest sandiest-yellowish-brownest of them all--a greyish-yellowish catty-shaped kind of beast, and he matched the 'sclusively yellowish-greyish-brownish colour of the High Veldt to



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