Music: For the Childlike

If lovely, flaccid Helen of Troy could be profitably refurbished by giving her pert ideas of her own in a modern novel, what is to hinder a ribby old cow from knowing a thing or two of the world's ways and expressing herself in song? The ribby old cow may be too old for milk. To be comprehensible to humans, she may have to make herself ridiculous, become a synthetic vaudeville kind of beast with humans installed fore & aft to walk, talk and sing for her. Even so, such a cow serves excellently to point...

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