“Then he began the business of rocking that cradle.”
A tiny cradle, – it was a real baby’s cradle, – had been placed near the center of the stage. Tony soberly walked up to it and gently laid the baby elephant in the cradle, pulling up the bedclothes with his clever trunk and tenderly covering the baby.
Picking up a match from a table close by, he scratched it, and lit a candle on the table. Then he began the business of rocking the cradle, in such a funny manner that the boys and girls just shrieked with laughter.
Chapter XIV. – The Elephant Firemen.
THE ADVENTURES OF MOLLIE, WADDY AND TONY.
Written by Paul Waitt.
Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.
Little, Brown, and Company: Boston. 1915.
13 thoughts on “Rock An Elephant Baby!”
I especially love the green, orange, and red color scheme.
Yes, this book has a very unusual color spectrum in the illustrations – some “necessary” colors just aren’t there! It gives them a very interesting look and made me a little crazy at first!
The baby elephant looks so cute in the cradle 🙂
You are not getting any difference of opinion from me – that little elephant is irresistible! Maybe Piggy and Puggy should go into acting – Piggy would look cute dressed up as a mother, and Puggy would be adorable dolled up as a baby in a cradle!
HiHo and thanks again for the link – I am going to look at that baby elephant again and again!
Tony is breaking hearts this morning! It just goes to show if you dress a young elephant up and have him rock a cradle on stage people enjoy it! I like the illustration too!
Thank you for your wonderful posts.
How cuute. n__n
That looks good for a mother’s day card.
Yes, it would make a cute mother’s day card – except that the mother here is really little Tony and he is acting the part of a mother dressed up and on stage! You just gave him a very good review!
Ooh, and I just saw a video clip titled ‘When baby elephant met paddling pool’: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23545291
and was again reminded of your post 🙂
Thank you for sending this link along to me – it is very wonderful – such a sweet soul and having such a good time! You started my day off just right with this lovely little elephant HAVING FUN!
Aw, so cute!
For more cute did you check out the link iarxiv sent me? it is dear http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23545291