Just So 2023

June 25th to July 1st


when the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him. Then he goes out to the Wet Wild Woods or up the Wet Wild Trees or on the Wet Wild Roofs, waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone.


This is from “The Cat that Walked by Himself” fron rge Just So Stories

The Dog and the Horse and the Cow have agreed to be the sevants  of the MaN. The Cat has made his own treaty wth the Woman by which he can stay in the cave and drink warm milk as long as heplays with  the baby and catches mice.

But he is no servant, he is the Cat that Walks by himself.


And the Camel said ‘Humph!’ 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.


This is from “How the Camel git hia Hump”.

In the beginning of years the Horse and the Dog and the Ox had all agreed ro work for Man, but the Camel. Who ilived   n a howling desert, refused to work. When asked he simple said ‘Humph !

When he does it again to the the Djinn in charge of all he deserts, the Djinn gives him a great hump on his back so that can work for three days without eating.

He buttoned it up with the three buttons, and it tickled like cake crumbs in bed. Then he wanted to scratch, but that made it worse; and then he lay down on the sands and rolled and rolled and rolled, and every time he rolled the cake crumbs tickled him worse and


This from “How the rhino got his Skin”  in the Just So Stories.

On an island in the Red Sea lives a Parsee, who bakes a hude cake. But just when it is delicious and ready the Rhino come up, and devours it. Later he decides to take off his skin and have a swim.

In revenge the Parsee fill the skin with tickly cake crums and when the Rhno puts it on again he itches and itches but can’t take it off.

Ever sine the Rhino has been very  bad tempered on account  of the cake crumbs.