"Brothers shall fight and fell each other,
And sisters' sons shall kinship stain;
Hard is it on earth, with mighty whoredom;
Ax-time, sword-time, shields are sundered,
Wind-time, wolf-time, ere the world falls;
Nor ever shall men each other spare."
-the Poetic Edda
Celebrating the ongoing collapse and composting of language(s) here is a Just So Story from Rudyard Kipling, as read by Boris Karloff, who for years had a recording nook at his house with his mic and reel-to-reel all set up to roll, where he would fulfill the endless requests for his readings of all sorts of subjects. (I love to picture him being served tea with his typewritten scripts on their stand and Boris in his Bermuda shorts and glasses) Karloff did many lps of Kipling readings for Caedmon records from the 1950's onward.
Enjoys Kipling's fanciful take on the origins of the written word.