Lagniappe 47: Just So - The Beginning of the Armadillos

In which we hear a story of the High and Far-Off Times, Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog,
Slow-Solid Tortoise, and Painted Jaguar.

The Beginning of the Armadillos
(listen or download from link above)
Read with singular dash and verve and many wonderful voices by Will Duquette.

See the story, a song of travel, and all the illustrations with Kipling's captions.
As always, thank you to Will Duquette for his tip-top narration.

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure


  1. Lovely reading, and what a great site! This was my first visit but won't be my last. Thanks so much for providing such an excellent resource.

  2. Welcome! I'm so happy you liked the story and please do look around for more. :-)


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