This illustration is from an old children's storybook printed in the late 1800's. It is a book illustrating the habits of animals both tame and wild.
It is a well-established fact the hippopotamus can be quite cranky, and is not at all inclined to hang out with mankind. I could not imagine bathing with a hippopotamus! In fact, I'm sure it must be a VERY dangerous thing to do! This fellow must be a very brave man to take such a chance. (grin)
Daddy Update: Dad made a breakthrough this morning! He actually got up and made coffee this morning. He was able to go outside with his walker yesterday afternoon--he even walked a few paces with his cane. Dad is healing faster than anyone could predict. Thanks to the prayers of people everywhere, I believe we are watching a miracle unfold! Thank you! Keep praying--Dad sees the neck doctors the first of September!