Just So Stories

From Wikisource
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Just So Stories  (1912) 
by Rudyard Kipling
The 'Just So Story' "The Tabu Tale" was not included in this edition.


alt=JUST SO STORIES  How the Elephant  got his trunk   RUDYARD KIPLING

JUST SO STORIES

Copyright, 1912, by Rudyard Kipling

"Just So Stories" have also been copyrighted separately as follows: How the Whale Got His Tiny Throat. Copyright. 1897, by the Century Company. How the Camel Got His Hump. Copyright, 1897, by the Century Company. How the Rhinoceros Got His Wrinkly Skin. Copyright. 1898. by the Century Company. The Elephant's Child. Copyright. 1900. by Rudyard Kipling; Copyright, 1900. by the Curtis Publishing Company. The Beginning of the Armadillos. Copyright. 1900, by Rudyard Kipling. The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo. Copyright, 1900, by Rudyard Kipling. How the Leopard Got His Spots. Copyright, 1901, by Rudyard Kipling. How the First Letter Was Written. Copyright, 1901 by Rudyard Kipling. The Cat that Walked by Himself. Copyright. 1902, by Rudyard Kipling.


ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES

AT

THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS, GARDEN CITY N. Y.


He picked up his hairy uncle, the Baboon, by one hairy leg, and hove him into a hornet's nest . . . page 81


CONTENTS


PAGE
How the Whale Got His Throat 1
How the Camel Got His Hump 15
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin 29
How the Leopard Got His Spots 43
The Elephant's Child 63
The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo 85
The Beginning of the Armadillos 101
How the First Letter was Written 123
How the Alphabet was Made 145
The Crab that Played with the Sea 171
The Cat that Walked by Himself 197
The Butterfly that Stamped 225


JUST SO STORIES


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1936, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.