How The Camel Got His Hump

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Kipling’s Just So story - from when the world was very new - tells how the grumpy, idle camel turned his ‘humph’ into a ‘hump.’

The moral of the story is that not having enough to do makes people (and animals) grumpy. As we mention in the introduction, a few of the wonderful sounding words in the story were made up by Kipling – they mean what they sound like. Listen out for Richard’s wonderful ‘humph’ sound, and for the song at the end of this story.

Read by Richard Scott

9 mins