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The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by  Hilaire Belloc


 

 

THE YAK


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As a friend to the children

Commend me the Yak.

You will find it exactly the thing


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It will carry and fetch

You can Ride on its back

Or lead it about with a string.


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The Tarter who dwells on the plains of Thibet

(A desolate region of snow)


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Has for centuries made it a pet,

And surely the Tartar should know!


Then tell your papa where the Yak can be got,

And if he is awfully rich


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He will buy you the creature—

Or else he will not.


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(I cannot be positive which.)

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