Sillyphants are a somewhat rare variety of lighter-than-air elephant. In the day they wear heavy stone shoes to keep from being blown away, but at night, when they sleep, they like to take off their shoes, and must tie their trunks to bushes to keep from drifting off.

This is why, when wandering through the brushlands of Africa in the late evening or early morning, one will occasionally come upon an open plain, above each shrub on which there floats a dreaming elephant, bobbing gently in the breeze.

[Further information may be found in the Encyclopædia Sillophophica]

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