The KISS Grammar Workbooks Back to April Menu
  
from
"The Elephant's Child," by Rudyard Kipling
Directions
I KEEP six honest serving-men; 

    (They taught me all I knew)

Their names are What and Where and When

     And How and Where and Who.

I send them over land and sea, 

     I send them east and west;

But after they have worked for me, 

     I give them all a rest. 
 

 I let them rest from nine till five, 

     For I am busy then,

As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea, 

     For they are hungry men:

But different folk have different views:

     I know a person small — 

She keeps ten million serving-men,

     Who get no rest at all!

She sends ‘em abroad on her own affairs, 

     From the second she opens her eyes — 

One million Hows, two million Wheres,

     And seven million Whys!