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Сказка Р.Киплинга "Рикки-Тикки-Тави"03.01.2012
RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI (PART 3)
"Stop it!" said Rikki-tikki. "You don't know when to do the right thing at the right time. You're safe in your nest there, but it's war for me! Stop singing a minute, Darzee."
"Oh, great, the beautiful Rikki-tikki, I will stop," said Darzee. "What is it, О Killer of the terrible Nag?"
RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI (PART 2)
Teddy came running down the path and Rikki-tikki was glad to see him. But when Teddy was going to take Rikki-tikki up, something wriggled in the dust and a thin voice said: "Be careful. I am death!" It was Karait, the grey-brown snake that usually hides in the dusty earth; and he is as dangerous as the cobra. But he is so small that nobody thinks of him and so he does more harm to people.
RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI (PART 1)
This is a story of the great war that Rikki-tikki-tavi fought himself. Darzee, the Tailorbird, helped him, and Chuchundra, the musk-rat, who never comes out into the middle of the floor, but always creeps round by the wall, gave him advice, but Rikki-tikki-tavi did the real fighting.
Сказки Р.Киплинга из книги "Just So Stories"18.11.2011
THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED (PART 2)
Away flew the Butterfly's Wife to her husband, and in five minutes they were quarrelling worse than ever.
"Remember!" said the Butterfly. "Remember what I can do if I stamp my foot."
"I don't believe you," said the Butterfly's Wife. "I would like to see it with my own eyes. Stamp now!"
THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED (PART 1)
This is a story — a new and a wonderful story — a story quite different from the other stories — a story about the Most Wise Suleiman-bin-Daoud. There are three hundred and fifty-five stories about Suleiman-bin-Daoud; but this is not one of them. It is the story of the Butterfly that Stamped.
Now listen carefully!
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF (PART 2)
The Cat went far and far away and hid himself in the Wet Wild Woods for a long time till the Woman forgot all about him. Only the Bat that hung inside the Cave knew where the Cat was; and every evening the Bat flew to the Cat and told him all the news.
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF (PART 1)
Hear and attend and listen; because it happened when the tame animals were wild. The Dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow was wild, and the Sheep was wild, and the Pig was wild—as wild as wild could be—and they walked in the Wet Wild Woods. But the wildest of all the wild animals was the Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him.
WRITE YOUR OWN TALE
A. Look through the six stories by Rudyard Kipling you have read. In all of them some changes happen to the characters.
THE OLD MAN KANGAROO
Not always was the Kangaroo as we see him now, but a different animal with four short legs. He was grey and he was woolly, and he was very proud of himself: he danced on the sand in the middle of Australia, and he went to the Little God Nqa at six o'clock before breakfast, and he said, "Make me different from all other animals by five o'clock this afternoon."
THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD (Part 2)
Then the Elephant's Child sat back on his little hind legs, and pulled, and pulled, and pulled, and his nose began to stretch. And the Crocodile held the Elephant's Child's nose, and he also pulled, and pulled, and pulled.
THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD (Part 1)
A long time ago the Elephant had no trunk. He had only a blackish nose, as big as a boot. He could move it from side to side, but he could not pick up things with it. But there was one Elephant—a new Elephant—an Elephant's Child—who was full of curiosity, and that means he asked very many questions. And he lived in Africa, and he filled all Africa with his curiosity.
HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS
Once upon a time the Leopard lived in a place called the Desert. Remember it was a very bare, hot, yellow Desert, where there was sand and sandy-coloured rock and sandy-yellowish grass. The Giraffe and the Zebra and the Antelope and many other animals lived there; and they were sandy-yellow-brownish all over; but the Leopard was the sandiest-yellowest-brownest of them, all, and the colour of his skin was like the colour of the Desert itself.
HOW THE RHINOCEROS GOT HIS SKIN
Once upon a time, on an uninhabited island on the shores of the Red Sea, there lived a Parsee. He had a hat which shone in the sun like the sun itself. And the Parsee lived by the Red Sea with nothing but his hat and his knife and a cooking-stove.
HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP
Once upon a time, when the world was new and the Animals were just beginning to work for the Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Desert because he did not want to work. He ate sticks and thorns and prickles and nothing more. He was very lazy and idle; and when anybody spoke to him he said "Humph!" Just "Humph!" and no more.
HOW THE WHALE GOT HIS THROAT
In the sea, once upon a time there was a Whale, and he ate fishes. He ate all the fishes which he could find in all the sea. Till at last there was only one small Fish in all the sea, and he was a very small Fish, and he swam a little behind the Whale's right ear, so as to be out of danger.