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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Blind men and the elephant 
Answer/Pointer: See Problem Box under Elephant for copy of poem. By John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887) Summary: Six blind men of Indostan, each touching a different part of an elephant, said: 1st: elephant's side - "It is very like a wall" 2nd: Tusk - "It is very like a spear" 3rd: Trunk - "It is very like a snake" 4th: Knee - "It is very like a tree" 5th: Ear - "It is very like a fan" 6th: Tail - "It is very like a rope" Also see: Best loved poems of the American people R 808.81 Bes [kept at Ref desk]. p. 521 Home Book of Verse, by Burton E. Stevenson R 821.08 Ste v.1, p. 1877 (source of printout) 
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