World War: ARPachyderms

Last week a Moscow children's paper, describing the Moscow Zoo during an air raid, found ostriches, buffaloes and deer scared, lions and bears brave. But they paid special tribute to Moscow's gallant elephants. "When some incendiary bombs fell near by the elephants rushed to the pond, filled their trunks with water and squirted on the bombs until they went out."

Gallant indeed were the elephants: human beings have found that water stimulates incendiaries.


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