4 Dec 2014

The Splashing of the Hippopotamai by David Somerset

From the collecton Children's Treasure Chest

Hippopotamus crop

Miniature of a hippopotamus from the British Library.

The king of Egypt receives complaints from his neighbour about the noise from his pet hippopotomai splashing in the palace grounds – a strange situation – his neighbour, the warlike ruler of Hixsos, lives 500km away.