The Elephant’s Child – Stories of Rudyard Kipling


Elephant's childIN the High and Far-Off Times the Elephant, O Best Beloved, had no trunk. He had only a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot, that he could wriggle about from side to side; but he could not pick up things with it.

The young elephant hero is full of questions. Why is his tall uncle the giraffe so spotty? Why are the eyes of his broad aunt the Hippopotamus so red? Above all, he wants to know what the crocodile has for dinner. And in the end we learn how the elephant got his trunk.

This masterpiece by the author of the Jungle Books is full of language that evokes Africa – the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees. At times it is almost like a poem by Edward Lear. It is one of our favourite Storynories.

In the Bertie introduction, Tim the Tadpole is full of questions too.

Read by Natasha. The duration is 25 minutes.

 

IN the High and Far-Off Times the Elephant, O Best Beloved, had no trunk. 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. But there was one Elephant–a new Elephant–an Elephant’s Child–who was full of ‘satiable curtiosity, and that means he asked ever so many questions. And he lived in Africa, and he filled all Africa with his ‘satiable curtiosities. He asked his tall aunt, the Ostrich, why her tail-feathers grew just so, and his tall aunt the Ostrich spanked him with her hard, hard claw. He asked his tall uncle, the Giraffe, what made his skin spotty, and his tall uncle, the Giraffe, spanked him with his hard, hard hoof. And still he was full of ‘satiable curtiosity! He asked his broad aunt, the Hippopotamus, why her eyes were red, and his broad aunt, the Hippopotamus, spanked him with her broad, broad hoof; and he asked his hairy uncle, the Baboon, why melons tasted just so, and his hairy uncle, the Baboon, spanked him with his hairy, hairy paw. And still he was full of ‘satiable curtiosity! 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. And still he was full of ‘satiable curtiosity!

Continue reading

Advertisements

My hobby is to see bubble in the bathtub…. best fun ever


My hobby is to see bubble in the…

funny

A new lady teacher came to teach 8th standard students.As it was the first day, she gave her intro, and asked all the students to Introduce themselves with name and hobby.She said, ” Let’s start with the boys first.”

Boys start giving their intro…

First boy: “My name is John, and my hobby is to see bubble in the bathtub.”

Teacher was confused to listen but said, “Interesting.

Well, Ok. In fact, we must be honest in telling the hobby. And after all there is essentially a child in each of us. So it’s ok John. Yes next.”

Second boy: “Myself Peter and my hobby is to see bubble in the bathtub.”

Continue reading

The Drunk Husband – by jesurajlove


The Drunk Husband

A drunk man arrives late at home.

He knows his wife won’t open the door, so he decides to pretend he bought her flowers & knocks at the door..!!

Wife: Who is it ?

Drunk: I bring flowers for the pretty lady.

Wife opens the door & says: Where are the flowers?

Drunk: Where is the pretty lady?

The End