Foreign News: The Fledgling

As a general rule, elephants and streetcars are better off when they do not try to fly, but all rules have their exceptions. A few years back Walt Disney conceived an elephant named Dumbo with ears so big that he could flap them like wings and fly through the air with the greatest of ease. And Germany's sprawling city of greater Wuppertal has long been hooked in on an interurban elevated line whose cars are suspended from a single elevated rail.

Last week the proprietors of a traveling circus playing Wuppertal decided to combine the talents of the district's flying streetcars...

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