The Youngsters!

The Youngsters! Lionel Charles Henley RBA (1843-c.1893). Source: Fun 4 (16 February 1867): 232. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the University of Minnesota library. Click on image to enlarge it.

Uncle John (sending Tommy to school): — “Good-bye, Tommy! Don’t forget the story of ‘the Hare and the Tortoise!’”
Tommy: — “Oh, yes; — that was all very well as a fluke, you know, — but it's long odds on the hare!”

Uncle John (sending Tommy to school) gives him an Aesopian reminder that steady wins the race only to learn that the young boy is already more interested in betting on horse races than moral tales. And he knows the odds!

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