The chained elephant Short Story For Kids
When I was little, I was enchanted by the magical world of the circus. Excited to see me up close each animal traveling in a caravan from town to town.
During the show, everything seemed wonderful and breathtaking, but the appearance of the elephant was always my favorite moment. The huge beast was showing an impressive strength, size and skill. It was evident that an animal like that would be able to pull a tree with a
simple tug. However … To my surprise, after each performance, personal circus elephant tied to a small stake just driven into the ground. This was a great mystery to me.
Although the current was thick and strong, an animal capable of bringing down a wall with his power could easily free himself and escape the stake. What held the elephant? Why not run away?
When I was five or six years, still believed that people knew all grown. So, I questioned teachers, my uncle and my mother about the mystery of the elephant. They explained to me that the elephant did not flee because he was tamed. Logically, I asked them: ‘- If you are tame and therefore does not escape, why is the chain? ”
Nobody could give me an answer to this second question.
Much later, one night, I met someone very wise man, who had traveled to India and helped me find the answer.
The circus elephant was chained to a stake since long, but
very small. I remember I closed my eyes and thought about the little elephant
newborn attached to the stake. I imagined him pushing and pulling the stake, day
after day, trying to loosen up …
I could almost see him fall asleep every night exhausted by the effort, thinking back to try the next morning. Everything was useless: the stake was
too strong for a newborn animal, even in the case of a
elephant. Until one day, the saddest day of his short life, the little elephant has accepted that he could not free himself and surrendered to their fate.
I understood then why the huge and mighty elephant I saw in the circus is left chained stay: he was convinced that never
could free itself of its stake. The poor animal had recorded failure in your memory like an elephant and
never, ever, had come to test the strength. Some nights dream I approach the elephant chained her ear and say:
– You know, you look like with me. You also believe that you can not do some things just because once, long ago, tried and not
did it. You have to realize that time has passed and you are now stronger than before. If you really want to set you free, I’m sure you can do it.
Why not try? Sometimes, according to think that one day my elephant finally tried and managed to pull out the stake … So I smile and imagine the huge beast continues to travel with the circus because it likes to amuse the kids, though obviously no longer be chained.