links for 2008-09-17

  • It was six men of Hindustan
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see the Elephant
    (Though all of them were blind)
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy the mind.

    The first approached the Elephant
    And happening to fall
    Against his broad and sturdy side
    At once began to bawl:
    "Bless me, it seems the Elephant
    Is very like a wall".

    The second, feeling of his tusk,
    Cried, "Ho! What have we here
    So very round and smooth and sharp?
    To me 'tis mighty clear
    This wonder of an Elephant
    Is very like a spear".

    The third approached the animal,
    And happening to take
    The squirming trunk within his hands,
    Then boldly up and spake:
    "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
    Is very like a snake."

    The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
    And felt about the knee.
    "What most this wondrous beast is like
    Is mighty plain," quoth he;
    "'Tis clear enough the Elephant
    Is very like a tree!"

    The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
    Said: "E'en the blindest man
    Can tell what this resembles most;
    Deny the fact who can,
    Th

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