Already a member? Book features: * 300+ animations * 20 puzzles * professional voice-overs * awesome graphics a… ‘You couldn’t have done that with a mere-smear nose. "I have seen a few business coaches over the years and can honestly say that Elephants Child are different, so much in fact that calling them a business coach is an injustice. ‘Vantage number three!’ said the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake. The first thing that he found was a Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake curled around a rock. Then he went away, a little warm, but not at all astonished, eating melons, and throwing the rind about, because he could not pick it up. in a loud and dretful tone, and they spanked him immediately and directly, without stopping, for a long time. He asked questions about everything that he saw, or heard, or felt, or smelt, or touched, and all his uncles and his aunts spanked him. ‘Then you will have to wait a long time, said the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake. The Elephant's Child sat there for three days waiting for his nose to shrink. ", "Come hither, Little One," said the Crocodile, "and I'll whisper.". It covers the history of an incident that took place in the year that Prophet Muhammad (S) was born. But there was one Elephant--a new Elephant--an Elephant's Child--who was full of 'satiable curiosity, and that means he asked ever so many questions. Then that bad Elephant’s Child spanked all his dear families for a long time, till they were very warm and greatly astonished. "That is odd," said the Elephant's Child, "because my father and mother, and my uncle and my aunt, not to mention my other aunt, the Hippopotamus, and my other uncle, the Baboon, have all spanked me for my 'satiable curtiosity--and I suppose this is the same thing.". It is for this reason that one should be very careful when borrowing money from an elephant. ‘’Scuse me,’ said the Elephant’s Child, ‘but my nose is badly out of shape, and I am waiting for it to shrink. Elephant Stories, José Martí. ‘Vantage number two!’ said the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake. And the Elephant's Child's nose kept on stretching; and the Elephant's child spread all his little four legs and pulled, and pulled, and pulled, and his nose kept on stretching; and the Crocodile threshed his tail like an oar, and he pulled, and pulled, and pulled, and at each pull the Elephant's Child's nose grew longer and longer--and it hurt him hijjus!! ", "'Scuse me," said the Elephant's Child most politely, "But my father has spanked me, my mother has spanked me, not to mention my tall aunt, the Ostrich, and my tall uncle, the Giraffe, who can kick ever so hard, as well as my broad aunt, the Hippopotamus, and my hairy uncle, the Baboon, and including the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake, with the scalesome, flailsome tail, just up the bank, who spanks harder than any of them; and so, if it's quite all the same to you, I don't want to be spanked any more.". said the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake. ADVERTISEMENTS: There lived an elephant in a village. You are hurtig be!’, Then the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake scuffled down from the bank and said, ‘My young friend, if you do not now, immediately and instantly, pull as hard as ever you can, it is my opinion that your acquaintance in the large-pattern leather ulster’ (and by this he meant the Crocodile) ‘will jerk you into yonder limpid stream before you can say Jack Robinson.’. This is the way Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snakes always talk. And he lived in Africa, and he filled all Africa with his 'satiable curiosities. ", "Thank you," said the Elephant's child, "I'll remember that; and now I think I'll go home to all my dear families and try.". And still he was full of ‘satiable curtiosity! "Some people do not know what is good for them.". "How would you like to spank somebody?" And he lived in Africa, and he filled all Africa with his ‘satiable curtiosities. I Keep six honest serving-men: (They taught me all I knew) Their names are What and Where and When And How and Why and Who. Before he thought what he was doing the Elephant’s Child put out his trunk and plucked a large bundle of grass, dusted it clean against his fore-legs, and stuffed it into his own mouth. ‘’Scuse me,’ said the Elephant’s Child, ‘but my nose is badly out of shape, and I am waiting for it to shrink. When they came back nobody spanked anybody any more; and ever since that day, O Best Beloved, all the Elephants you will ever see besides all those that you won't, have trunks precisely like the trunk of the 'satiable Elephant's Child. I am going to the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, to find out what the Crocodile has for dinner.’ And they all spanked him once more for luck, though he asked them most politely to stop. said the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake. He had only a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot, that he could wriggle about from side to side; but he couldn’t pick up things with it. Babar the Elephant is a fictional elephant character who first appeared in 1931 in the French children's book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff. The story of the army of elephants in Surah Fil is one of those beneficial stories. I am going to the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, to find out what the Crocodile has for dinner." just so, and his hairy uncle, the Baboon, spanked him with his hairy, hairy paw. Like a steel trap from which nothing can escape. When the flies bit him he broke off the branch of a tree and used it as a fly-whisk; and he made himself a new, cool slushy-squshy mud-cap whenever the sun was hot. Then the Elephant's Child put his head down close to the Crocodile's musky, tusky mouth, and the Crocodile caught him by his little nose, which up to that very week, day, hour, and minute, had been no bigger than a boot, though much more useful. ‘Come hither, Little One,’ said the Crocodile, ‘for I am the Crocodile,’ and he wept crocodile-tears to show it was quite true. Then that bad Elephant's Child spanked all his dear families for a long time, till they were very warm and greatly astonished. ‘’Scuse me,’ said the Elephant’s Child most politely, ‘but do you happen to have seen a Crocodile in these promiscuous parts?’. Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family's escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature. One afternoon, a stray dog entered the royal stable. They were very glad to see him, and immediately said, "Come here and be spanked for your 'satiable curtiosity. He found he could use it to swat flies, pick grass, and gather mud to cool his head. ‘It does,’ said the Elephant’s Child. But it never grew any shorter, and, besides, it made him squint. Then the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake came down from the bank, and knotted himself in a double-clove-hitch round the Elephant’s Child’s hind legs, and said, ‘Rash and inexperienced traveller, we will now seriously devote ourselves to a little high tension, because if we do not, it is my impression that yonder self-propelling man-of-war with the armour-plated upper deck’ (and by this, O Best Beloved, he meant the Crocodile), ‘will permanently vitiate your future career. The Elephant's Child By Rudyard Kipling 1902 Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English author and poet, perhaps best known forThe Jungle Book, which also starred anthropomorphic animals as its cast. He went from Graham's Town to Kimberley, and from Kimberley to Khama's Country, and from Khama's Country he went east by north, eating melons all the time, till at last he came to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, precisely as Kolokolo Bird had said. So he pulled, and the Elephant's Child pulled, and the Crocodile pulled, but the Elephant's Child and the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake pulled hardest; and at last the Crocodile let go of the Elephant's Child's nose with a plop that you could hear all up and down the Limpopo. Set on he banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River in … He pulled out his tall Ostrich aunt’s tail-feathers; and he caught his tall uncle, the Giraffe, by the hind-leg, and dragged him through a thorn-bush; and he shouted at his broad aunt, the Hippopotamus, and blew bubbles into her ear when she was sleeping in the water after meals; but he never let any one touch Kolokolo Bird. I send them over land and sea, I send them east and west; But after they have worked for me, I give them all a rest. . Weighing the Elephant ~ English Stories for Kids A long time ago, people who lived in China knew that a strange, amazing beast called an elephant lived in a faraway land, but no one had ever seen one. So the Elephant’s Child went home across Africa frisking and whisking his trunk. Now you must know and understand, O Best Beloved, that till that very week, and day, and hour, and minute, this ‘satiable Elephant’s Child had never seen a Crocodile, and did not know what one was like. He wanted to know all about the world, and was always asking the other animals difficult questions. Try and eat a little now.". They had to be told just so; or Effie would wake up and put back the missing sentence. And still he was full of 'satiable curtiosity! Read the next short story; The Enlightenments of Pagett, M.P. Then the Crocodile winked the other eye, and lifted half his tail out of the mud; and the Elephant’s Child stepped back most politely, because he did not wish to be spanked again. ‘It looks very ugly,’ said his hairy uncle, the Baboon. Before he thought what he was doing the Elephant's Child put out his trunk and plucked a large bundle of grass, dusted it clean against his forelegs, and stuffed it into his mouth. A group of brave mice followed those elephant footprints all the way to the lake. ‘I don’t think you peoples know anything about spanking; but I do, and I’ll show you.’ Then he uncurled his trunk and knocked two of his dear brothers head over heels. When he wanted fruit to eat he pulled fruit down from a tree, instead of waiting for it to fall as he used to do. "What will you ask me next? ‘Pooh,’ said the Elephant’s Child. One fine morning in the middle of the Precession of the Equinoxes this ‘satiable Elephant’s Child asked a new fine question that he had never asked before. Don't you think the sun is very hot here?". The rest of the time he picked up the melon rinds that he had dropped on his way to the Limpopo—for he was a Tidy Pachyderm. 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