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Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant

His Many Adventures

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Author: Richard Barnum
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,838 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 325
Added to site: 2007.05.25
mnybks.net#: 17088
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catch elephants. Indeed, some of the older elephants had more than once been caught in traps, but they had gotten out.

Without stopping to put on any clothes, for of course elephants do not wear any, Tum Tum and the others hurried off through the jungle toward where the rest of the herd was feeding. Several times as they hastened along, they could hear Mr. Boom trumpeting, and it sounded as though he said:

"Hurry along! Hurry along! There's danger! Danger!"

And Tum Tum and the others did hurry, you may be sure of that.

Before the elephant children reached the place where they had left the herd feeding, Tum Tum saw something pushing through the jungle toward them.

"Look out!" he warned his playmates. "Something is coming!"

The five elephants stopped short, and were beginning to get afraid when, all at once, Tum Tum's mother burst through the bushes and came up to him.

"Oh, I was so frightened!" she said, speaking through her trunk. "I thought you were never com

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