Short Story Moon Lake

Short Story Moon Lake

Short Story Moon Lake

Once A large herd of elephants lived in a jungle. Their king was a huge, majestic tusker. He looked after them with love and care. A severe drought hit the area. As there was no rain for a few years, all the rivers and tanks had dried up. Birds and animals died of thirst. The wild elephants suffered for want of water. Their king knew that if they did not get water soon, many of them would die of thirst. He had to find water as quickly as possible. He asked the elephants to go in different directions to look for water.

One of them found a large lake full of water in another jungle far away.

The king was happy.

He ordered all the elephants to make their way to the lake. It was a beautiful lake. Close to it was a colony of rabbits. The elephants had to pass through this colony. Thousands of rabbits were trampled to death and thousands more were injured.

The rabbits were in a panic. Their king called a meeting. “A herd of wild elephants is passing through our colony,” he said. “They have already killed or injured thousands of us. We have to take urgent steps to prevent more deaths. I want all of you to think of a way to save our race.”

The rabbits thought and thought. How could they stop the elephants? One little rabbit stood up. “Your Majesty,” he said, “if you will send me as your messenger to the king of the elephants, I may be able to find a solution.” “By all means, go as my messenger and see what you can do.”

The little rabbit hurried out. He saw a group of elephants returning from the lake. Right in the middle was the king. To get near him was impossible. “I will be crushed to death,’ thought the rabbit. So he climbed up a huge rock. “O, king of the elephants,” he shouted, “hear me, please.” The king heard his voice and turned towards him

Short Story Moon Lake

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