The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3125530
Posted By: Eiseley
31-Mar-11 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
A Test of Love

"I love you, Mother," said little John;
Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on,
And he was off to the garden swing,
Leaving his mother the wood to bring.

"I love you, Mother," said little Nell;
"I love you better than tongue can tell!"
Then she teased and pouted half the day,
Till mother rejoiced when she went to play.

"I love you, Mother," said little Fan
"Today I'll help you all I can,"
To the cradle then she did softly creep,
And rocked the baby till it fell asleep.


Then stepping softly, she took the broom,
And swept the floor and dusted the room;
Busy and happy all day was she,
Helpful and cheerful as she could be.

"I love you, Mother," again they said,
Three little children going to bed.
How do you think that Mother guessed
Which of them really loved her best?

From Ethics for Chimpanzees
by Elmer F. Capon