Dog Eared Page: How the Camel Got His Hump

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just so Stories, Rudyard Kipling, never fully dressed, withoutastyle, dog eared page,

In the beginning of years, when the world was so new-and-all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and besides, he was a Howler himself. So he ate sticks and thorns and tamarisks and milkweed and prickles, most 'scruciating idle; and when anybody spoke to him he said 'Humph!' Just 'Humph!' and no more.

- "How the Camel Got His Hump" from the Just-So Stories by Rudyard Kipling


  1. nice!

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  2. Kipling has been shamefully absent from my reading list.

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