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Just So Stories (poems). Rudyard Kipling

Each of these poems accompanies Rudyard Kipling′s Just So Stories, which we hope you′ll enjoy reading also.               The Camel′s hump is an ugly lump
                 Which well you may see at the Zoo;
             But uglier yet is the hump we get
                 From having too little to do.

             Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo,
             If we haven′t enough to do-oo-oo,
                         We get the hump,
                         Cameelious hump,
             The hump that is black and blue!

             We climb out of bed with a frouzly head,
                 And a snarly-yarly voice.                                                
             We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
                 At our bath and our boots and our toys;

             And there ought to be a corner for me
             (And I know′ there is one for you)
                         When we get the hump,
                         Cameelious hump,
             The hump that is black and blue!

             The cure for this ill is not to sit still,
                 Or frowst with a book by the fire;
             But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
                 And dig till you gently perspire;
             And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
             And the Djinn of the Garden too,
                 Have lifted the hump,     
                 The horrible hump,
             The hump that is black and blue!
             I get it as well as you-oo-oo,
                 If I haven′t enough to do-oo-oo!
                 We all get hump,
                 Cameelious hump,
             Kiddies and grown-ups too!                                
                                      - How the Camel Got His Hump 

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