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The Zankiwank

girls, you know,” he replied pleasantly, “even in their play they furnish us with a new fable and a moral.”

“And that is?”

“All play and no work makes the world stand still.”

Before they could ask for an explanation, their attention was once more drawn to the animals,

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who had commenced playing all kinds of games just the same as they themselves played in the play-ground at school. The Toads were playing Leap-frog; the Elephants and the Bears, Fly the Garter; the Dromedaries, Hi! Spie! Hi! while the snakes were trundling their hoops. The Lions and the Lambs were playing at cricket with the Donkeys as fielders and the Wombat as umpire.