The cow, when she saw the little girls, went “Moo-oo-oo!” as if she were trying to say, “Can’t you help me?”
“Poor bossy!” said Alice; “I’ll try and help you.”
It was hard work, but after patient efforts bossy was released, and then she went “Moo-oo” again, as though she said, “Thank you.”
Mary’s Little Lamb.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.
6 thoughts on “Please Help Poor Bossy!”
Are you on a strange and unsettling new path, dear Elephant? This and your last post have both been a little “off-beat”…a great theme to follow!
I have always been on an unsettling path! Think about it! Every post is disturbing in a subtle way – how the kids of way back when were educated and how it all filters down to now – How the mind of the past was influenced, formed, solidified and then leaned on the future ( = us). How much more obvious can I be!
Thank you, Elephant- I will cling tightly to your tail and follow on whichever dark paths you are leading us all…
Poor Bossy; she looks terrified.
She is afraid and she did suffer the worry of being caught in those bushes, but she was helped to freedom. We can all be happy about that.
Yes, there was a happy ending 🙂