“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.