Excerpt from The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 19: Organ for Young Latter-Day Saints; June 1, 1884
However, the poor Tambour was a kind-hearted fellow with all his silliness; and he would sing little songs, and carve toys for the children, and make wreaths of ﬂowers for the young girls, and do an odd job every now and then, when any one wanted a helping hand; and that's more than many men in their senses would take the trouble to do for you, [know that! It was nice to see the way in which the half-witted lad was treated by gentle and simple. He was not only invited but pressed into their homes.
But this time the Tambour was so gloomy and silent, that we all wondered what could be the matter with him. He didn't seem to have any heart to dance or crack jokes with us as usual; and the only song he sang during the two days he stayed with us, was this.
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