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They Are Happier Than They Would Be Free

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I once went to see a fine caravan of African anmalB,exhibited in Boston. I remarked to the keeper that it was alwaya painful to me to see such noble and majestic creatures confíned within the narrow limits of a cage. "Oh," he replied "they aro a great deal happier than they were in freedom. In their native deserts they were often obliged to go whole days without íbod ; and when they found auy thing to eatthey half killed themsclves by their voracity. Ilere, they are regularly fed every day, with as much as is good for thein, and the evolutions they are taught to perform are sufficient exercise." I wislicd I could ask the lion his opinión; but I thought I could read it in hÍ3 listless posture and dejected looks.