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The Crab That Played With The Sea


Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book, Kim, and many short stories. He was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th-centuries. Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th-century. The Crab That Played With The Sea is one of the wonderful Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. In the very beginning, the Eldest Magician made ready the Earth and the Seas. He called the animals and instructed each one to play at being itself. Then the Man came, bringing his little daughter, and while the magician was promising that all animals obey the Man, the Crab slipped away, vowing to take instructions from nobody. Only the little girl saw him go. When all the other animals had been given their orders, the Magician went round the earth to check what they were doing, and to turn the areas they had disturbed into mountains, deserts, marshes and islands. By the Perak River, he met the Man, who complained that while animals and earth were obedient the Sea was not; it alternately flooded his house and stranded his canoe. With the little girl, they boarded the canoe and were swept out to sea… Enjoy free online English audiobook “The Crab That Played With The Sea” by Rudyard Kipling.