The Kind-hearted She-elephant


Source: George. T. Lanigan, 1910, in The World’s Wit and Humor, Volume IV.


A kind-hearted She-Elephant, while walking through the Jungle where the Spicy Breezes blow soft o-er Ceylon’s Isle, heedlessly set foot upon a Partridge, which she crushed to death within a few inches of the Nest containing its Callow Brood. “Poor little things!” said the generous Mammoth. “I have been a Mother myself, and my affection shall atone for the Fatal Consequences of my neglect.” So saying, she sat down upon the Orphaned Birds.

            Moral. The above Teaches us What Home is Without a Mother; also, that it is not every Person who should be entrusted with Care of an Orphan Asylum.