The Elephant Who Could Fly
by Nicole Ham
Once there was an elephant. He was an average-looking elephant. Some might have even called him boring. Suddenly, the strangest thing happened. The elephant grew wings! Therefore, he could fly!
However, all the other elephants laughed at him, thinking that there was no way an elephant could actually fly into the air because elephants weigh so much.
Surprisingly, though, this elephant's wings grew and grew and grew until they could lift the elephant up into the sky!
(Did I mention his name? If I didn't, his name was Flippers. Funny name, huh?)
Flippers flew to all sorts of places. People couldn't believe their eyes. "A flying elephant!" they said. "I never imagined such a thing was possible!"
Unfortunately, one man in Madagascar said that it was all a hoax. "It's all false, I tell you!" he shouted. "That elephant is a loser!"
Flippers the elephant heard this man's insults and grew angry. I'll teach him a lesson, he thought.
So Flippers the flying elephant flew over the man and dropped honey onto his head. Ka-plat! The man was a sticky, gooey mess. Flies and bees buzzed around his head, attracted to the honey.
The next morning, when Flippers woke up, his wings had disappeared.
"Awe!" he sighed. So he returned to his normal life as a ground-based elephant.
|original drawing by Nicole Ham|
Nicole Ham is eleven years old. She likes art and especially animals. Her favorite sport is gymnastics. Her family loves to play board games.
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