A WHITE ELEPHANT AND A FARMER
It’s been always a pleasure to share a traditional fairy tale story.
Once upon a time, there lived a farmer in a village. He lived happily with his farm field earnings.
One fine morning, he went to his farmland and felt bad by seeing his crops in a disintegrated manner. He got messed with sudden disaster. Night after night, destroying of crops continued in the night time.
The farmer decided to stay in his field to know about the culprit.
As he was in his field, he saw a strange event, he could not believe his own eyes he got astonished by watching a white elephant in his field, though he was mesmerized by the beauty of the elephant, he was totally annoyed by the elephants destroying activities.
He went close to the elephant and shouted like anything. Again he had another shock. This very elephant started to speak with him.
He politely asked the elephant; Elephant, elephant, what are you doing? You look like a divine creature. Why are you destroying my crops?
I am very poor. kindly stop these annoying things.
The elephant revealed its true identity. I came from the heaven (Palace Of Lord Indra)
Instead of these crops, I will grant your wishes. I am having a flying power hold on me I will take you to the heaven and you can have your gifts from me. I will drop you before the sunshine. The farmer accepted this offer and started to enjoy the heavenly things at the night-time.
Each consecutive nights, the elephant granted many gifts as compensation for his crops. Journey to heaven became the routine activity for the farmer.
Neighbors and fellow villagers started to doubt his sudden wealth. They all have asked about his rapid growth. He explained about the incidents with the elephant to the villagers. no one accepted his story everyone thought he was cooking a story, many thought he was doing some smuggling works or under the table dealings. He asked all the villagers to come to his field at night time. the elephant came and he told the elephant about the villager’s wishes to visit the heaven.
Elephant agreed to the wishes, the farmer held the feet of the elephant. another person holds the farmer’s leg. By this, all the villagers were caught the legs of the previous person, While flying in the sky, the last person had asked the farmer, “ Dear Dude”, How much the elephant will give to us. Then the farmer opened his arms and said this much.
He lost his connection with the elephant, and everyone felt down and died.
MORAL OF THE STORY: greediness destroys our lives. Be patient. Hard work survives, other things will vanish.
Written as heard from
Mr.Rahul and Mr. Vikram Ayyankottai
Higher secondary school students.