File puptcrit/puptcrit.0502, message 18

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 10:51:19 -0600
Subject: [Puptcrit] speaking of Elephants

There have been quite a few news stories about there being no dead
animals found after the Tsunami disaster.
I have no idea if this is one true, but I hope it is.
A good news story in any case.
Nothing to do with Puppetry.
Other than an encouraging tale.
If not a description of the way the world is, then certainly a vision
of the way the world could be.
And I am a sucker for a good story!

An amazing story - Elephants in the Tsunami

  =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=46rom the unbelievable chaos of the Tsunami disaster comes an
  incredible tale from Jim France of the Pavilion Hotel Group in Bangkok.

  =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0At a resort on Phuket, one of the most popular attractions is
  elephant rides. As many as eight people on one elephant, first into
  surrounding forest, then down to the beach, to lunch at a fresh =A0water
  then back to the hotel. The elephants (nine) were kept =A0chained to
  in-ground posts,not because they needed to be, but =A0because it made the
  mothers feel better because their children =A0seemed safe from a tromping
  when feeding the beasts.

  =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0About twenty minutes before the first wave hit, the elephants
  became =A0extremely agitated and unruly. Four had just returned from a
  trip =A0and the handler's had not yet chained them. They helped the
other =A0five
  tear free from their chains. They all then climbed a hill and =A0started
  bellowing. Many people followed them up the hill. Then the =A0waves hit.
After the
  waves subsided, the elephants charged down from =A0the hill, and started
  picking up children with their trunks and =A0running them back up the=20
hill; when
  all the children were taken care of, they started helping the adults.

  =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0They rescued forty- two people. Then, they returned to the beach
  and =A0carried up four dead bodies, one of a child.

  =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Not until the task was done would they allow their handlers to
  mount =A0them. Then with handlers atop, they began moving wreckage

"It's not happiness that makes us grateful,
but gratefulness that makes us happy."

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