A CONTROVERSY prevailed among the beasts of the field, as to which of the animals deserved the most credit for producing the greatest number of whelps at a birth. They rushed clamorously into the presence of the Lioness, and demanded of her the settlement of the dispute.
And you, they said,
how many sons have you at a birth? The Lioness laughed at them, and said:
Why! I have only one; but that one is altogether a thorough-bred Lion.
The value is in the worth, not in the number.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.