More Beasts (For Worse Children)
By Hilaire Belloc
- Release Date - Published: 2012-04-01
- Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
- Author: Hilaire Belloc
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The parents of the learned child (His father and his mother) Were utterly aghast to note The facts he would at random quote On creatures curious, rare and wild; And wondering, asked each other: An idle child "An idle little child like this, How is it that he knows What years of close analysis Are powerless to disclose? Our brains are trained, our books are big, And yet we always fail The lion To answer why the Guinea-pig Is born without a tail. Or why the Wanderoo[A] should rant In wild, unmeaning rhymes, Indian elephant reading The Times Whereas the Indian Elephant Will only read The Times.
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