Laura E. Richards


Once there was an elephant,

Who tried to use the telephant

No! no! I mean an elephone

Who tried to use the telephone

(Dear me! I am not certain quite

That even now I've got it right.)

Howe'er it was, he got his trunk

Entangled in the telephunk;

The more he tried to get it free,

The louder buzzed the telephee

(I fear I'd better drop the song

Of elephop and telephong!)