The Boy Bathing
A BOY bathing in a river was in danger of being drowned. He called out to a traveler passing by, for help. The traveler, instead of holding out a helping hand, stood up unconcernedly, and scolded the boy for his imprudence.
Oh, sir! cried the youth,
pray help me now, and scold me afterwards.
Counsel without help is useless.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.