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THE LORDLY ELEPHANT APPEARS
He's One of the Biggest Animals in Mr. Noah's Ark, but He Got
Through the Door All Right to Visit Day Book Girls and Boys
In India, far across the ocean, they call me "My Lord the Ele
phant." I am the largest of all the land animals in the world. I am
more than twice as large as your papa.
My eyes are small and lively. My ears are broad and long and
hang down like fans on the sides of my great head. My legs are thick
and long. My neck is so short that Mother Nature gave me this
trunk to 'reach for my food or drink. All children love to see me feed
myself. I often draw a lot of water into my trunk and take a shower
bath. I am mous'e colored, but some elephants are white or cream
My tusks supply valuable ivory. In India men mount me when
they go on tiger hunts. In the olden times we were used in war. For
loading and unloading ships in some countries, we are use for the
We elephants are very fond of each other, and we always travel
in herds. Sometimes 1,000 of us are in one herd in the jungle.
Next time one of the circuses comes to town be sure to bring me
some peanuts. If you ask the circus man, maybe he will let you ride
on my back.