Diana has given us this fantastic Pixabay image by Marianne Sopala this month.
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Of Mice and Elephants
“Oh come on”, he said. “Don’t be silly. I’m not going to hurt you.”
‘It’s the other way round you great buffoon! You’re supposed to be afraid of us!’
“Why? And I’m an elephant, not a buffoon. Buffoons have big teeth and red bottoms…”
‘That’s baboons you idiot’.
“Oh. Well, either way, I’m not going to hurt you. It looks like you could do with some help there. Let me give you a little push and a lift.”
‘We don’t want a push or a lift thank you very much! ‘
“But your house isn’t very safe where it is. I can lift you onto my back with my trunk and carry you to a better place.”
‘Oh yeah? And where might that be?’
“My herd isn’t far away and they take shelter in a forest that is so dense, the snow can’t penetrate. You’ll be warm and safe, I promise.”
There was a squealing conflab as every mouse had their say.
‘OK. Thank you. We’ll just pile indoors and make sure everything’s secure, then give you the nod to lift us out of the tree and on to your back.’
“Hurry up then, my toes are getting cold”.
It was an odd sight seeing an elephant with a little house on its back walking towards a herd of other elephants just approaching the outskirts of some woods.
“Not far now.”
Two of the mice poked their heads out of the window just as one of the larger elephants looked in their direction.
MICE! came the bellow and a stampede followed.
A few minutes later the head mouse said
‘Well that was a good idea………… not. Now look at us, stuck in a tree with an elephant.’