THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD
IN the High and Far-
One fine morning in the middle of the Precession of the Equinoxes this 'satiable Elephant's Child asked a new fine question that he had never asked before. He asked, 'What does the Crocodile have for dinner?' Then everybody said, 'Hush!' in a loud and dretful tone, and they spanked him immediately and directly, without stopping, for a long time.
By and by, when that was finished, he came upon Kolokolo Bird sitting in the middle
of a wait-
Then Kolokolo Bird said, with a mournful cry, 'Go to the banks of the great grey-
Just So Stories
By Rudyard Kipling