When the Elephant goes shopping,
Oh, he looks a funny “fellah!”
In both hands he carries parcels,
While his trunk holds his umbrella.
Illustration by Felix Leigh.
S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.
IN SCHOOL AND OUT.
When Jumbo was young and went to school
He soon found out this golden rule,
“Work when you work – play when you play,
That is always the wisest way!”
For if you play in school, mayhap,
You’ll have to wear a dunce’s cap;
And he who can’t his lessons say
Will have to work while others play!
So Jumbo first his lessons learned,
And then went out, his playtime earned,
And if an Elephant can be so wise
I’m sure a small boy can if he tries.
Funny Stories About Funny People.
Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.
National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.
He has a lovely tenor voice,
So silvery in tone,
Whene’er I hear him sing “My Queen,”
I’m moved to tears, I own.
His recitations are renowned,
Both comic ones and sad;
He draws a little, too, and paints –
His paintings are not bad.
He plays on several instruments,
The jew’s harp and banjo;
I never stay when he begins,
It irritates me so.
His conduct as a husband, too
(He’s married, I should say),
Is everything it out to be,
Not grumpy nor too gay.
PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.
Written by S. H. Hamer.
With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.
Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.
“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.