And in marched, or waddled it is hard to say which is the right word an Elephant, on its hind-legs, and playing on an enormous fife which it held with its fore-feet. by Harry Furniss. Swain, engraver. 1889. Illustration for Lewis Carroll's Sylvia and Bruno Concluded, p. 334. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

In Chap. XXI, ‘The Professor’s Lecture’ in Sylvia and Bruno Concluded the title is given as “He Thought He Saw An Elephant.” The strange human character depicted is The Gardener, often called The Mad Gardener from his song. He is first illustrated, alone, in Chap. V, “A Beggar’s Palace,” of the earlier Sylvie and Bruno (p. 66). — Ray Dyer


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Bibliography

Carroll, Lewis. Sylvia and Bruno Concluded. London: Macmillan & Co., 1893. Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. Web. 20 September 2016.


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