Ќазвание: How The Camel Got His Hump ( ак верблюд получил свои горбы)
ѕродолжительность: 8 мин, 04 сек.
ѕересказал: Rudyard Kipling (–едь€рд иплинг)
ќзвучивает: Chuck Brown
∆анр: дл€ детей
ќписание: The dangers of being too lazy when thereТs work to be done (ќпасно быть слишком ленивым, когда предстоит выполнить работу).
«агрузить: How The Camel Got His Hump.
Now this is the next tale, and it tells how the Camel got his big hump.
In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and besides, he was a Howler himself. So he ate sticks and thorns and tamarisks and milkweed and prickles, most Сscruciating idle; and when anybody spoke to him he said СHumph!Т Just СHumph!Т and no more.
Presently the Horse came to him on Monday morning, with a saddle on his back and a bit in his mouth, and said, СCamel, O Camel, come out and trot like the rest of us.Т
СHumph!Т said the Camel; and the Horse went away and told the Man.
Presently the Dog came to him, with a stick in his mouth, and said, СCamel, O Camel, come and fetch and carry like the rest of us.Т
СHumph!Т said the Camel; and the Dog went away and told the Man.
Presently the Ox came to him, with the yoke on his neck and said, СCamel, O Camel, come and plough like the rest of us.Т
СHumph!Т said the Camel; and the Ox went away and told the Man.
At the end of the day the Man called the Horse and the Dog and the Ox together, and said, СThree, O Three, IТm very sorry for you (with the world so new-and-all); but that Humph-thing in the Desert canТt work, or he would have been here by now, so I am going to leave him alone, and you must work double-time to make up for it.Т
That made the Three very angry (with the world so new-and-all), and they held a palaver, and an indaba , and a punchayet , and a pow-wow on the edge of the Desert; and the Camel came chewing on milkweed most Сscruciating idle, and laughed at them. Then he said СHumph!Т and went away again.
Presently there came along the Djinn in charge of All Deserts, rolling in a cloud of dust (Djinns always travel that way because it is Magic), and he stopped to palaver and pow-pow with the Three.
СDjinn of All Deserts,Т said the Horse, Сis it right for any one to be idle, with the world so new-and-all?Т
СCertainly not,Т said the Djinn.
СWell,Т said the Horse, СthereТs a thing in the middle of your Howling Desert (and heТs a Howler himself) with a long neck and long legs, and he hasnТt done a stroke of work since Monday morning. He wonТt trot.Т
СWhew!Т said the Djinn, whistling, СthatТs my Camel, for all the gold in Arabia! What does he say about it?Т
СHe says УHumph!ФТ said the Dog; Сand he wonТt fetch and carry.Т
СDoes he say anything else?Т
СOnly УHumph!Ф; and he wonТt plough,Т said the Ox.
СVery good,Т said the Djinn. СIТll humph him if you will kindly wait a minute.Т
The Djinn rolled himself up in his dust-cloak, and took a bearing across the desert, and found the Camel most Сscruciatingly idle, looking at his own reflection in a pool of water.
СMy long and bubbling friend,Т said the Djinn, СwhatТs this I hear of your doing no work, with the world so new-and-all?Т
СHumph!Т said the Camel.
The Djinn sat down, with his chin in his hand, and began to think a Great Magic, while the Camel looked at his own reflection in the pool of water.
СYouТve given the Three extra work ever since Monday morning, all on account of your Сscruciating idleness,Т said the Djinn; and he went on thinking Magics, with his chin in his hand.
СHumph!Т said the Camel.
СI shouldnТt say that again if I were you,Т said the Djinn; you might say it once too often. Bubbles, I want you to work.Т
And the Camel said СHumph!Т again; but no sooner had he said it than he saw his back, that he was so proud of, puffing up and puffing up into a great big lolloping humph.
СDo you see that?Т said the Djinn. СThatТs your very own humph that youТve brought upon your very own self by not working. To-day is Thursday, and youТve done no work since Monday, when the work began. Now you are going to work.Т
СHow can I,Т said the Camel, Сwith this humph on my back?Т
СThatТs made a-purpose,Т said the Djinn, Сall because you missed those three days. You will be able to work now for three days without eating, because you can live on your humph; and donТt you ever say I never did anything for you. Come out of the Desert and go to the Three, and behave. Humph yourself!Т
And the Camel humphed himself, humph and all, and went away to join the Three. And from that day to this the Camel always wears a humph (we call it СhumpТ now, not to hurt his feelings); but he has never yet caught up with the three days that he missed at the beginning of the world, and he has never yet learned how to behave.
The CamelТs 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 havenТt enough to do-oo-oo We get the humpЦ Cameelious humpЦ 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 humpЦ Cameelious humpЦ 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 humpЦ The horrible humpЦ The hump that is black and blue! I get it as well as you-oo-ooЦ If I havenТt enough to do-oo-ooЦ We all get humpЦ Cameelious humpЦ Kiddies and grown-ups too!