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Group Title: tailor and the elephant.
Title: The tailor and the elephant
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 Material Information
Title: The tailor and the elephant
Series Title: Aunt Rhoda's series
Physical Description: 11, 1 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Thomson, Peter G ( Peter Gibson ), 1851-1931 ( Publisher )
Publisher: Peter G. Thomson
Place of Publication: Cincinnati
Publication Date: c1882
 Subjects
Subject: Tailors -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Elephants -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Practical jokes -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1882   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1882
Genre: Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Ohio -- Cincinnati
 Notes
General Note: Publisher's advertisement on p. 4 of wrappers.
General Note: Cover title.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00049846
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002250514
notis - ALK2255
oclc - 03326345

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover
    Poem
        Page 1
        Plate
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Plate
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        Page 4
        Page 5
        Plate
        Page 6
    Back Cover
        Cover
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THE TAILOR AND THE ELEPHANT.


1.
A tailor was sitting at work one
day,
His shop-window open, beside
the way-
Which an elephant took to the
river's brink
To indulge in his usual bath
and drink.
The tailor was merry as merry
could be,
The elephant playful and mer-
ry as he;
His trunk, thrust inside, gave
the stitcher a poke,
Intending no evil, but only a
joke.


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But the tailor, so merry, at bot-
tom a fool,
Who ne'er had learned man-
ners at home or in school,
At once thought it bright, and a
very fine trick,
To give with his needle the trunk
a deep prick.
The fool, in his folly, what could
he expect,
If not, that enraged, with pro-
boscis erect,
The elephant would fracture
his poor little skull
Por being at once both mali-
cious and dull?






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But the elephant, wiser than
many a man,
Conceived in an instant a much
better plan;
He turned on his heel, to the
river he went,
As though he had never on
mischief been bent.
He first took a drink, then he
waded in deep,
Then swam up and down with
a powerful sweep,
Till thoroughly washed, when
he drank once again,
And filled up his trunk like a
big water main.

















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"With deep satisfaction impress-
ed on his brow,
The elephant turned from the
river's brink now;
His eye beamed with pleasure,
his footstep was light,
As onward he went, feeling sure
he was right;
The swing of his trunk and the
wag of his tail
Kept time as he marched on the
clothes-mender's trail.
The tailor still sat at his window,
all smiles,
And dreamed not of elephant's
wisdom or wiles.





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He smiled as he sat and his own
wit admired,
When suddenly came, as from
cannon's mouth fired,
A stream of cold water, and hit
him full tilt;
And knocked from his work-
bench, as if he'd been spilt,
The tailor now scrambled and
kicked on the floor;
And still the floods poured, and
kept pouring still more,
Till rising, as though to inun-
date the town,
They threatened in wrath the
poor tailor to drown.



































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And had they but risen a single
inch more,
The life of the tailor no man
could restore.
The elephant, who with his
trunk had done this,
Thus spake to the tailor: (who'd
take it amiss?)
Whenever in anger or spite, lit-
tle folks
Do venture on great ones to
practice their jokes,
The least that can happen to
little folks, then,
Is to suffer the jeers and the
laughter of men.
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