For I am busy then, As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea, For they are hungry men: But different folk have different views: I know a person small— She keeps ten million serving-men, Who get no rest at all! He asked, ‘What does the Crocodile have for dinner?’ Then everybody said, ‘Hush!’ in a loud and dretful tone, and they spanked him immediately and directly, without stopping, for a long time. If you like this you ll like anansi, I have been ill and listening to you stories, they are great A famous poem -- "The Blind Men and the Elephant" by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887). HAVE FUN READING EVERYONE!! Thanks James for the info about Kipling in South Africa. We all know it`s there. © 2021, a VareGuide / Weider Media production. The characters were unique and engaging, and they would certainly keep children interesting in finding out what will happen next. cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool lol, great story please put more on thank you, niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, What is the story trying to tell us. In philosophy departments throughout the world, the Blind Men and the Elephant has become the poster child for moral relativism and religious tolerance. “You couldn’t have done that with a mere-smear nose. Why are the eyes of his broad aunt the hippopotamus so red? But it never grew any shorter, and, besides, it made him squint. Do what you have to do, for you!" 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. I did like when he ran off and when everybody spanked him. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! The young elephant hero is full of questions. sooo funny….i should learn to speak lyk dis…. 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. But then I got a little confused why didn’t they spank each other anymore? You might enjoy Rikki -Tikki- Tavi by the same author. This book a was the best I have ever read in my entire life. Be different. hey bertie just wanted to ask how did you get turned into a frog? I ways wondering if you could add some more “why the _ got _” for example why the tiger got his stripes. January 26, 2015, P.S Please explain the context of the poem in “The elephant child” which is mentioned in Rudyard Kipling” book. hey bertie and Natasha! The elephant’s child lived with Father, Mother and Baby Elephant. “The Fifty Famous Stories Retold” by James Baldwin, 1841-1925, could be a good source for us. Images are copyrighted to their owners. Thank you again for all of the time and effort you have taken in recording all of the stories. ‘Well,’ said the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake, ‘you will find that new nose of yours very useful to spank people with.’, ‘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.’. The moral story is is that “What goes around comes around.” Also, you should not treat people poorly, because one day they might have a chance to get you back. Thousands of poems, quotes and poets. It’s a nice story Hi Bertie, Don’t you think the sun is very hot here?’. When he wanted grass he plucked grass up from the ground, instead of going on his knees as he used to do. “What are you doing that for?” said the bi-coloured-python-rock-snake. Strong gentle peace is shining. 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. Please read this book. 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. The rhythmic poems are short but contain a deep meaning, and hence help the child learn the language as well as understand the world. The physical strength and endurance of the elephant is tremendous. Not good for childs! 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. I spotted a spelling error again: curiosity. ; Themes: (What the poem is mainly about). 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. 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. . Are you going to add any more links to other story telling/listening websites? kipling did indeed visit south africa and did much of his research for these stories while here. we love this story so intrestin my mom usto read this 2 me wen i waz yunger i will love 2 read thid 2 my futur kids lol!!!! Great classic story. Your stories are amazing to share with kids in my family. please help. We are thinking about the elephant … You have spelled it as curtiosity. I LOVE THIS BOOK IT’S MY MOMS FAVIORITE AND ACTULLY ALL MY FAMILY MEMBERS. 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. The poem begins: It was six men of Indostan . i am 7 and my dad used to listen to just so story’s and now hes got me into them i really like this one. I always read stories to my little brothers but this will surprise them. Have you thought of recording “Fifty Famous Stories Retold”? Don’t you think the sun is very hot here?”. it was great anyway at the beggng so i knew i couldnt read any more, i started it be i didn’t under stand it , haha lol this story is good but i defenetly think that is not how the elephant got its trunk but i love the imagination in i its great lol thx bertie, hey try the mp3 download of story guys it’s 2 gd, O, I just love elephants. 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! this storie is good i have read this book. That is the way all Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snakes always talk. This website uses cookies so we can provide you with the best user experience. That is not true at all but it was good I give it 2, I like the story it is good I want to read it again, The story is super duper fake and unrealistic. Above all, he wants to know what the crocodile has for dinner. The Elephant’s Child sat there for three days waiting for his nose to shrink. The Indian Elephant: Short Poem on Elephant. I love to listen to your stories before bed… and I’m 26! “Some people do not know what is good for them.”. my rating would be 8/10 because its good but its not really for my age. “I don’t think you people 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. by My Forever Child. 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