Even the august London Times was forced to notice, last week, three peculiar news characters:
Pa Wa was a "Sacred White Elephant of Burma" who died recently in a London zoo.
Ali was Pa Wa's Mohammedan mahout.
Wee was Pa Wa's Christian mahout.
After Death came to Pa Wa, his two mahouts spent the whole night in increasingly violent theological discussion about the present whereabouts of Pa Wa's unquestionably immortal Soul.
Shortly after dawn. Mahout Ali was found dead and Mahout Wee terribly beaten and unconscious, amid a jumble of smashed furniture and...