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KOOBLA the CAMEL
By NANCY WALKER
Trafford PublishingCopyright © 2011 Nancy Walker
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Chapter OneKoobla settled down onto the warm desert sand and began to daydream.
I wonder what it's like to be an Elephant, he thought.
Elephants were very big and mysterious. They always seemed to be going somewhere, and they always followed their leader.
'I really really wish that I could be an elephant right this minute,'
Koobla begged, with a mighty yawn.
'Hey-hey-HEY!' What was that?'
Something was tugging his tail.
'Stop that – ahhhh!' He gasped and looked over his shoulder.
A baby elephant had his tail in its trunk.
'Get up,' it squealed, 'it's time to go.'
And off they plodded behind a long line of elephants, down to the waterhole.
The elephants were partying.
They trumpeted and bellowed and rushed into the water in a big splish-splosh.
Koobla hardly had time to put on his brakes.
'I'm not going in there!' he said.
'Oh, yes you are,' the elephants boomed.
They filled their trunks with water and hosed him down until he was
Koobla tried to wriggle his legs, but they kept sinking into the mud.
'Hey, I'm stuck. I can't move. Help! Get me out of here,' he shrieked.
The elephants laughed and bellowed.
'You are a very peculiar elephant,' they jeered. 'Wherever did you get those weird, skinny camel legs?
'I don't think I want to be an elephant any more,' Koobla wailed.
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