Elephant, Rabbit, and the Honey

Elephant was carrying a jar of honey on his back when he saw his friend Rabbit by the roadside.
"Give me a ride please!" said Rabbit; Elephant lifted Rabbit onto his back.
Rabbit started eating the honey.
"Give me some rocks to throw at the birds," said Rabbit; Elephant lifted up rocks.
"Give me some sand to wipe my sweaty face, " said Rabbit. Elephant lifted up sand.
Rabbit filled the jar with rocks, evened it with sand, smeared a little honey on top, and then jumped down.
Rabbit was long gone when Elephant realized the hone was gone too.



Inspired by: "The Hare and the Elephant" in The Suk: Their Language and Folklore by Mervyn W. H. Beech, 1911.
Notes: You can read the original story online




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