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The Trapped Elephant


elephant trapped looking for help

Arnold was a strong elephant. He battles with other animals to injure or kill them.. It was his favorite hobby to thrash other animals living in the forest, big and small without showing them any mercy. All the animals in the forest were afraid of him.

On a hot summer day, he walked to a lake to get some water. The lake was on the other side of the forest.  Suddenly he felt somebody is pulling him down. He didn’t understand what the hell is happening with him. He found himself trapped in a pit dug by poachers to trap elephants.

A little bird saw the sad situation the elephant was in. “What are you doing inside this pit”? She mocked him. “Can’t you see, I am trapped,” the angry elephant replied. “I will help you to come out of the pit but on one condition.” the bird said. “What is your silly condition?” Arnold asked the bird. “You should change your behavior. If you promise me that you will be a good elephant for the rest of your life I will help you.” the bird said.

“How a small bird like you can help me? You are too small to help me.” the arrogant elephant rejected her offer. But the bird said that very soon poachers will be back and kill him because they need his beautiful teeth. He had to decide fast. Finally, Arnold agreed to cooperate with the bird.

So the bird flew away to see whether she can get some help. She saw a group of elephants grazing in a meadow. She told them about the trapped Arnold. The elephants were hesitant to help because of the bad behavior of Arnold. But the bird insisted that they should help him. She told them about the promise Arnold made that he will be a good elephant for the rest of his life.  Finally, they agreed to help Arnold. With the help of a strong rope, the other elephants managed to help Arnold come out of the pit. He was very thankful for the rescue. He thanked the bird and other elephants for their effort to save him from the trap. Rest of his life Arnold lived as a good elephant helping others.

See how the little bird could help a big elephant with her brain. Moral of the story is this. Stop bullying, never underestimate the strength of others.

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