The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

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The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

this is one of the most common short stories in Australia

Chapter 1

NOT generally was the Kangaroo as now we do see him, however a Different Animal with four short legs. He was dim and wooly hair
he moved on an outcrop in Australia, and he went to the Little God Nqa.

He went to Nqa at six preceding breakfast, saying, ‘Make me not quite the same as any remaining creatures by five this evening.’

Up hopped Nqa from his seat on the sandflat and yelled, ‘Disappear!’

He was dark and he was wooly, and his pride was over the top: he moved on a stone edge in Australia, and he went to the Middle God Nquing.

He went to Nquing at eight after breakfast, saying, ‘ Make me not the same as any remaining creatures; make me, likewise, magnificently well known by five this evening.’

Up bounced Nquing from his tunnel in the spinifex and yelled, ‘Disappear!’

He was dim and he was wooly, and his pride was excessive: he moved on a shoal in Australia, and he went to the Big God Nqong.

He went to Nqong at ten preceding supper time, saying, ‘Make me not quite the same as any remaining creatures; make me mainstream and brilliantly pursue by five this evening.’

Up hopped Nqong from his shower in the salt-dish and yelled, ‘Indeed, I will!’

Nqong stated, ‘Dingo! Wake up, Dingo! Do you see that man of honor moving on an ashpit? He needs to be mainstream and genuinely pursue. Dingo, make him SO!’

Up bounced Dingo- – Yellow-Dog Dingo- – and stated, ‘What, that feline hare?’

Off ran Dingo- – Yellow-Dog Dingo- – consistently ravenous, smiling like a coal-leave,- – pursued Kangaroo.

Off went the glad Kangaroo on his four little legs like a rabbit.

This, O Beloved of mine, closes the initial segment of the story!

He went through the desert; he went through the mountains; he went through the salt-dish; he went through the reed-beds;
he went through the blue gums; he went through the spinifex; he ran till his front legs throbbed.

He needed to!

Still ran Dingo- – Yellow-Dog Dingo- – consistently eager, smiling like a rodent trap, never getting closer, failing to get farther,- – pursued Kangaroo.

He needed to!

Still ran Kangaroo- – Old Man Kangaroo. He went via the ti-trees; and the mulga; and also the long grass; and the short grass; he went to the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer; also he ran till his rear legs throbbed.

He needed to!

Still ran Dingo- – Yellow-Dog Dingo- – hungrier and hungrier, smiling like a pony choker, never getting closer, failing to get farther; and they went to the Wollgong River.

Presently, there wasn’t any scaffold, and there wasn’t any ship boat, and Kangaroo didn’t have the foggiest idea how to get over; so he remained on his legs and jumped.

He needed to!

He jumped through the Flinders; he bounced through the Cinders; he bounced through the deserts in Australia. He bounced like a Kangaroo.

First he bounced one yard; at that point he jumped three yards; at that point he bounced five yards; his legs developing further; his legs developing longer. He hadn’t any an ideal opportunity for rest or reward, and he needed them without a doubt.

Still ran Dingo- – Yellow-Dog Dingo- – particularly puzzled, was hungry, and considering what on the planet made Old Man Kangaroo bounce.

For he bounced like a cricket; like a pea in a pan; or another elastic ball on a nursery floor.

He needed to!

He tucked up his front legs; he bounced on his rear legs; he stood out his tail for an equilibrium weight behind him; and he jumped through the Darling Downs.

He needed to!

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo 2Still ran Dingo- – Tired-Dog Dingo- – hungrier and hungrier, especially confounded, and pondering when on the planet or out of it would Old Man Kangaroo stop.
Chapter 2
At that point came Nqong from his shower in the salt-container, and stated, ‘It’s five o’clock.’

Down sat Dingo- – Poor Dog Dingo- – consistently ravenous, gloomy in the daylight; hung out his tongue and cried.

Down sat Kangaroo- – Old Man Kangaroo- – stood on his tail like a draining stool behind him, and stated, ‘Thank heavens that was done!’

At that point said Nqong, who is consistently a respectable man, ‘For what reason would you say you aren’t appreciative to Yellow-Dog Dingo?
Why not express gratitude toward him for all he has accomplished for you?’

At that point said Kangaroo- – Tired Old Kangaroo- – He’s driven me out of the homes of my adolescence; he’s driven me out of my customary feast times;
he’s modified my shape not to be able to get it back; and he’s played Old Scratch with my legs.’

At that point said Nqong, ‘Maybe I’m mixed up, yet didn’t you request that I make you not quite the same
as any remaining creatures, just as to make you really pursued? What’s more, presently it is five o’clock.’

‘Indeed,’ said Kangaroo. ‘I wish that I hadn’t. I figured you would do it by charms and spells, however this is a viable joke.’

‘Joke!’ said Nqong from his shower in the blue gums. ‘State that again and I’ll whistle up Dingo and run your rear legs off.’

‘No,’ said the Kangaroo. ‘I should apologize. Legs will be legs, and you needn’t adjust them undoubtedly.
Chapter 3

I just intended to disclose to Your Lordliness that I’ve had nothing to eat since morning, and I’m vacant without a doubt.’
‘Truly,’ said Dingo- – Yellow-Dog Dingo,- – ‘I am simply in a similar circumstance. I’ve made him unique in relation to any remaining creatures; yet what may I have for my tea?’

At that point said Nqong from his shower in the salt-container, ‘Come and get some information about it tomorrow, since I will wash.’

So they were left in the center of Australia, Old Man Kangaroo and Yellow-Dog Dingo, and each stated, ‘That is your flaw.’

THIS is the mouth-filling child,

Of the race that was controlled by a Boomer,

Run in a solitary burst- – just occasion of its sort –

Begun by enormous God Nqong from Warrigaborrigarooma,

Elderly person Kangaroo first: Yellow-Dog Dingo behind.

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