Gateway to the Classics: The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by Hilaire Belloc
The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by  Hilaire Belloc

The Yak


As a friend to the children

Commend me the Yak.

You will find it exactly the thing


It will carry and fetch

You can Ride on its back

Or lead it about with a string.


The Tarter who dwells on the plains of Thibet

(A desolate region of snow)


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


He will buy you the creature—

Or else he will not.


(I cannot be positive which.)

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