“The Yak” A Poem By Hilaire Belloc

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.

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The Tartar who dwells on the plains of Thibet
   (A desolate region of snow)

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Has for centuries made it a nursery pet,
   And surely the Tartar should know!
Then tell your papa where the Yak can be got,
   And if he is awfully rich

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He will buy you the creature—or else he will not.

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(I cannot be positive which.)

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