Written by Godfrey AKON

SHORT STORIES Elephant and friends

A lone elephant wandered the forest looking for friends. She came across a monkey and asked, “Will you be my friend, monkey?” “You are too big and cannot swing on trees as I do. So I cannot be your friend”, said the monkey.


The elephant them came across a rabbit and asked him if she could be his friend. “You are too big to fit inside my burrow. You cannot be my friend”, replied the rabbit.

Then the elephant met a frog and asked if she could be her friend. The frog said “You are too big and heavy. You cannot jump like me. I am sorry, but you cannot be my friend”.

The elephant asked a fox, and he got the same reply, that he was too big. The next day, all the animals in the forest were running in fear. The elephant stopped a bear and asked what was happening and was told that a tiger has been attacking all the animals.

The elephant wanted to save the other weak animals and went to the tiger and said “Please sir, leave my friends alone. Do not eat them”. The tiger didn’t listen and asked the elephant to mind her own business. Seeing no other way to solve the problem, the elephant kicked the tiger and scared it away.

She then went back to the others and told them what happened. On hearing how the elephant saved their lives, the animals agreed in unison, “You are just the right size to be our friend”.

Moral: Friends come in all shapes and sizes! Fromhttp://www.momjunction.com.

The Camel and the baby

One day, a camel and her baby were chatting. The baby asked, “Mother, why do we have humps?” The mother replied, “Our humps are for storing water so that we can survive in the desert”.

“Oh”, said the child, “and why do we have rounded feet mother?” “Because they are meant to help us walk comfortably in the desert. These legs help us move around in the sand.”

“Alright. But why are our eyelashes so long?” “To protect our eyes from the desert dust and sand. They are the protective covers for the eyes”, replied the mother camel.

The baby camel thought for a while and said, “So we have humps to store water for desert journeys, rounded hooves to keep us comfortable when we walk in the desert sand, and long eyelashes to protect us from sand and dust during a desert storm. Then what are we doing in a zoo?” The mother was dumbfounded.

Moral: Your strengths, skills, and knowledge are useless if you are not in the right place. From http://www.momjunction.com.



A girl was sitting in a house at night without lights on; no lamp, no candle, no NEPA; yet she was reading. How?

Remi walked across third mainland bridge and saw a boat full of people, yet there wasn’t a single person on board. How was that possible?

A man was taking a walk outside when it started to rain. He didn’t have an umbrella neither was he wearing a hat. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?

A cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed for three days and left on Friday. How did he do it?

I have keys but no doors; space but no rooms; I allow you to enter but you are never able to leave. What am I?


1. The girl was reading Braille because she was blind 2. All the people on the boat were married. 3. The man was bald. 4. His horse’s name was Friday 5. A keyboard.


Did you know?

Did you know bats are the only mammals capable of continued flight?

Did you know nearly all reptiles lay shelled eggs?

Did you know scorpions are predatory animals of the class Arachnida, making them cousins to spiders, mites and ticks?

Did you know sneezing with your eyes open is impossible?

Did you know the collective name for the group of crabs is a cast?



1.Another name for your voice box is the?

2.The two holes in your nose are called?

3.The flow of blood through your heart and around your body is called?

4.The bones that make up your spine are called what?

5.How many lungs does the human body have?


1.Larynx 2. Nostrils 3. Circulation 4. Vertebrae 5. 2


Kids and health

Why do you get dizzy when you spin around?

There's liquid inside your ears, in your semicircular canals, which help keep you feeling balanced. The liquid moves when you move. But if you've been moving in a really wild way - like on an amusement park ride or spinning around - this liquid keeps moving after you've stopped moving.

That's why you might feel dizzy - your brain is getting two different messages and is confused. Once the fluid in the semicircular canals stops moving, your brain gets the right message and you regain your balance.

What Do Germs Do?

Once germs invade our bodies, they snuggle in for a long stay. They gobble up nutrients and energy, and can produce toxins (say: TOK-sinz), which are proteins that are actually like poisons. Those toxins can cause symptoms of common infections, like fevers, sniffles, rashes, coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea.

How do doctors figure out what germs are doing? They take a closer look. By looking at samples of blood, urine, and other fluids under a microscope or sending these samples to a laboratory for more tests, doctors can tell which germs are living in your body and how they are making you sick. Fromwww.kidshealth.org.














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