A professor of zoology at Harvard some years ago asked his graduate students, among whom were several foreigners, to write papers on the elephant.
A German student wrote: “An Introduction to the Bibliography for the Study of the Elephant.”
A French student wrote: “The Love-Life of the Elephant.”
An English student wrote: “Elephant Hunting.”
An American student wrote: “Breeding Bigger and Better Elephants.”
There was also a Jewish student in the class. He wrote: “The Elephant and the Jewish Problem.”
– From A Treasury of Jewish Folklore edited by Nathan Ausubel