Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Game With Elephant


Today there was a cultural program in my school. As I entered the school gate I saw an elephant standing in the parking lot with its large trunk eating coconut leaves. At first glance itself the elephant looked very friendly and kind. At times it did force air through its large trunk which gave it a crazy look.


The program started with a game of tug of war. This game is played by two teams to check their strength where the ends of a thick rope (vadam) is given to both teams. Once the whistle is blown both the teams starts to pull the rope to their side. Like wise here the game was played between the students and the elephant. Very exiting to hear isn’t it?


The game started. I sat near by with my eyes glued on the elephant. Suddenly the elephant left the rope and turned to my side and made a loud cry. Someone from the back shouted “THE ELEPHANT IS VIOLENT”. Many started running desperately including the principal, the head of the school which caused much more confusion among all. Then my friend too pulled me and ran.


The elephant looked so miserable and sad. Actually nothing had happened only a word from someone had caused such a big fuss.
“ We must not believe things blindly” this is what to learn .
gosh ! poor ELEPHANT…………

13 comments:

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Poor elephant, guess he/she didn't want to play tug of war. Didn't the elephant have a keeper watching over him/her?

Liz said...

I feel bad for the elephant. I am not big on exploiting animals. If I were the elephant, I would have been upset too. I am glad that no one was harmed.

Paul said...

Interesting Post..... Your Principal is very courageous... he he.......!

Betty Flocken said...

Great Post. The meaning so clear. Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment. Your blogs are all wonderful. I've enjoyed them all this morning.

Greg C said...

What an interesting story. Poor elephant. Thanks for visiting my blog.

fishing guy said...

Susan: What an unusual story from your school.

Tabitha Blue said...

Aww, good story to help us think... and learn!!

:)
~Tabitha~

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Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Susan :)

Very interesting story and a good advice.

This is the first time I am reading about an elephant playing tug of war with students. I wonder what happened to the mahout. Perhaps he left the elephant to go and have a cup of tea.

I am astonished you have such a brave principal :) :) :)

Best wishes :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Which blog is your main blog? I'm so confused!!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Have a question, is the photo of the little girl a picture of you when you were younger? You don't give your age.

I was also over looking at Yummy cakes, Wow, they are something else. I can't imagine anyone making cakes to look like those. Does anyone in your family bake cakes like that?

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