Jungle Days

Jungle Days

Jungle Days

Jungle Days

Excerpt

This is the story of Opalina
Who lived in the Tad,
Who became the Frog,
Who was eaten by Fish,
Who nourished the Snake,
Who was caught by the Owl,
But fed the Vulture,
Who was shot by Me,
Who wrote this Tale,
Which the Editor took,
And published it Here,
To be read by You,
The last in The Chain,
Of Life in the tropical Jungle .

I OFFER a living chain of ten links--the first a tiny delicate being, one hundred to the inch, deep in the jungle, with the strangest home in the world--my last, you the present reader of these lines. Between, there befell certain things, of which I attempt falteringly to write. To know and think them is very worth while, to have discovered them is . . .

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