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, 334. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]


In Cha 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 Cha V, “A Beggar’s Palace,” of the earlier Sylvie and Bruno ( 66). — Ray Dyer

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Carroll, Lewis. The Story of Sylvie and Bruno. London: Macmillan & Co., 1922. Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the University of North Carolina Library. Web. 20 September 2016.

Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno with Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. Ed. Ray Dyer. Troubador/, 2015; Amazon USA: 2015].

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