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Kipling, Rudyard - Just So Stories - The Crab that Played

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Rudyard Kipling – Just So Stories [the Crab that Played]

There was nobody in the world so big as Pau Amma – for he was the King Crab of all Crabs.  Not a common crab, but a King Crab.  One side of his great shell touched the beach at Sarawak; the other touched the beach at Pahang; and he was taller than the smoke of three volcanoes.  As he rose up through the branches of the Wonderful Tree he tore off one of the great twin fruits – the magic double kernelled nuts that make people young ….

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Kipling, Rudyard

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