With this cartoon, Nast appears for the first
time to concede that the end for Greeley and his seldom pictured
vice-presidential designate B. Gratz Brown was within view. This pictorial
adaptation of an English children's story concerns two babes who had been left
to die in a forest so that a wicked uncle might secure their inheritances. In
the original, they are covered with leaves by "friendly Robin
Redbreasts" in a vain attempt to keep them warm.