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1 Plutarch, in his treatise on the Shrewdness of Animals, tells us that this wonderful circumstance happened at Rome.
2 "Eadem illa meditantem," is the expression. It would be curious to know in what way the elephant showed that he was "conning" over his lesson.
3 Suetonius is supposed to allude to this circumstance.—B. He tells us that a horseman ascended a tight rope on an elephant's back.
5 See B. iii. c. 9.
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