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stretch out its trunk, and lift the child back to its place as tenderly as possible.”
quadrupeds, animals with accumulated, heaped up. four feet.
formidable, to be feared. abuses, misuses.
treasures, valuable arprotection, safety.
ticles. community, the ele- entangled, caught.
phants that live together. disengage, to set free. fidelity, faithfulness.
impediments, obstrucdocility, gentleness.
tions. sagacity, shrewdness. unwieldy, bulky. observe, see.
strength ar-rang-ed pos-si-ble re-mark-a-ble pru-dence con-tain-ed o-be-di-ence as-ton-ish-ed char-ac-ter
pos-sess-ion el-e-phant ob-serv-ing re-mem-brance ten-der-ly for-mid-a-ble se-cu-ri-ty
Which is the largest quadruped? What animals does it resemble in character? In what does it resemble the dog? In what does it resemble the horse? In what does it resemble the camel ? Where was the lady staying that saw the elephant porter? How did the elephant carry the boxes of treasures ? In what place did it put them? How did it arrange the boxes? What was it careful to see? What had the elephant nurse to do? When the child crawled under its legs, or got amongst the bushes, how was it removed to a place of safety?
1. In the year 1879, Wombwell's menagerie visited Tenbury, previous to entering the town of Ludlow. Amongst the collection was a very fine female elephant named “Lizzie.”
2. Nearly five years ago, when the menagerie previously visited Tenbury, this elephant, after a hard walk, was allowed to drink a quantity of cold water, and being heated by the walk was attacked with colic.
3. The poor animal suffered intensely. Mr. Turly, a chemist of the town, was called into the menagerie when the life of the animal was all but despaired of. By his vigorous efforts and skilful treatment the valuable beast was saved.
4. After this lapse of time “Lizzie” did not forget her "doctor,” for on the procession passing down Teme Street, she immediately recognized Mr. Turly at the door of his shop, and going to him, gracefully placed her trunk in his hand.
5. Mr. Turly visited the exhibition at night, and had a reception on the part of his former patient which he had not calculated upon. Gently seizing the gentleman with her trunk, with which she encircled him, to the terror of the audience she bestowed upon him the strongest marks of affection, and it was some time before Mr. Turly was released.
THE THOUGHTFUL ELEPHANT.
1. An elephant in Adsmeer which often passed through the bazaar or market, as he went by a certain herb woman, always received from her hand a mouthful of vegetables.
2. Being one day seized with a fit of madness, he broke his fetters, and running through the market put the crowd to flight, and overturned many of the stalls. Amongst those who ran away was the herb woman, who, in her haste, forgot her little child at the stall.
3. When the elephant came to the spot where his benefactress was accustomed to sit, he saw the child, and taking it up gently with his trunk, conveyed it to a place of safety.
THE HUMANE ELEPHANT.
1. In India, elephants are used in warfare, and are mostly employed in the transport of artillery, their great strength and intelligence being especially useful in taking the cannon up steep roads, and through difficult passes.
2. On one of these occasions an elephant was drawing up a big gun, and on the box, a little in front of the wheel, sat an artilleryman resting himself. An elephant drawing another gun came up in regular order behind. Whether from over fatigue, or the heat of the day, the man fell from his seat, and the wheel of the carriage, with a heavy gun, was just rolling over him.
3. The elephant behind seeing this, and being unable to reach the man with its trunk, seized the wheel by the top, and lifted it up, passing it carefully over the body of the fallen man, and then put it down on the other side.
menagerie, a wild beast audience, the people in show.
th how. Ludlow, a town in Salop. fetters, chains for the feet. vigorous, strong.
benefactress, the kind recognized, knew again.
herb woman. lapse of time, time transport, taking from passed.
place to place. calculated upon, not artillery, cannon. expected.
oc-ca-sions quan-ti-ty re-ceiv-ed at-tack-ed
Where was the menagerie staying? What was the name of the elephant? What had made the elephant ill five years before? Who cured her? When the elephant came a second time to the town and saw Mr. "Turly, what did she do? In what other manner did she show her gratitude to the chemist? What is a bazaar? What did the woman always give to the elephant that often passed through? What happened to this elephant? When the people saw the elephant overturning the stalls, what did they do? Who was left behind? What did the elephant do with the little child ? What made the artilleryman fall off the cannon? How did the elephant prevent the wheel from killing him?
1. I neither toil nor pray for wealth;
No riches covet—only health:
And healthy brain to understand.