Mumbo and Jumbo, two elephants great,
From India travelled, and lived in state,
In Paris the one, and in London the other:
Now Mumbo and Jumbo were sister and brother.
A warm invitation to Jumbo came,
To cross the Atlantic and spread his fame.
Said he, “I really don’t want to go—
But then, they’re so pressing!—I can’t say No!”
So away to America Jumbo went,
But his sister Mumbo is quite content
To stay with the children of Paris, for she
Is as happy an elephant as could be:
“I’ve a capital house, quite large and airy,
Close by live the Ostrich and Dromedary,
And we see our young friends every day,” said she:
“Oh, where is the Zoo’ that would better suit me?”