The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts/The Yak

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Yak

As a friend to the children



The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts 15.jpg

commend me the Yak.

You will find it exactly the thing:
It will carry and fetch,



The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts 16.jpg

you can ride on its back,

Or lead it about


The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts 17.jpg

with a string.

The Tartar who dwells on the plains of Thibet
(A desolate region of snow)


The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts 18.jpg

Has for centuries made it a nursery pet,
And surely the Tartar should know!

Then tell your papa where the Yak can be got,


The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts 19.jpg

And if he is awfully rich
He will buy you the creature-

or else


The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts 20.jpg

he will not.
(I cannot be positive which.)