The story of the pelican postcard

I always enjoy these limerick postcards. This one says;

A gorgeous bird is the pelican

Whose bill can hold more than his bellican

He can put in his beak, food enough for a week

But I’m blast if I can see how the hellican.

ON THE BACK the scrawled cursive is hard to read, but apparently a visitor encountered a pelican who could not fish due to an injured wing. The visitor somehow hand-fed the bird and over time brought him back to health. Then the bird took to following him around…

Is this a feel-good story, or an example of “No good deed goes unpunished”? Maybe both.

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