May I thank members for their help
I am feeling hopeful that stories are all to be found in Bodley at Oxford:
I shall telephone tomorrow to find out how to obtain photocopy or access
They appear to be from same source as Saki's "Westminster Alice" (which has
marvellous illustrations by F Carruthers Gould)
Shall keep the group informed of progress
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Subject: Re: Rudyard Kipling and Saki
I think I've found one of them:
HOW THE PALLMALLATHERIUM LOST ITS WEAK SPOTS.
So the pardonably flabbergasted and quite undeservingly-
censured Pallmallatherium got hold of as many horses and
mules as the Army could use- and a great many that It
couldn't- and dealt with all imaginable sorts of people
much more gi-asping than itself, and overworked Itself
generally, so that it came out in weak spots all over, and
contracted proboscial irritation from having paid so
much through the nose.
Then they said, We can't have this maculose and fear-
fully conspicuous object wandering about out of harmony
with all its surroundings; let us make it into an al-
bino. So they took the Pallmallatherium and whitewashed
it from end to end as well as they knew how.
And that is how the Pallmallatherium lost its spots.