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A Rogue Elephant and Other Stories

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Author: Ellen Velvin
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,668 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 543 7139

If an excuse for this book were needed, the undying interest of young people in both wild and domesticated animals would afford it. From time immemorial they have been amused and instructed by stories of animals, and it is not hard to trace the educational and humane influence of such tales.There are heroes and tyrants, cruel and gentle natures in the animal world, as in our own, and, judged by our standards, their lives are pastorals or tragedies, even as ours are, while their histories are often even more interesting than those of men or women. Then, too, young people should know that these dwellers in forest wilds have, in part at least, the same aims, hopes and fears as ourselves.

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Rataplan, Rogue
Gean, The Giraffe
Keesa, The Kangaroo
Cara, The Camel
Siccatee, The Squirrel
Leo, The Lion
Chaffer, The Chamois
Jinks, The Jackal
Pero, The Porcupine
Tera, The Tigress
Hippo, Hippopotamus
Osra, The Ostrich
Seela, The Seal
Brunie, The Bear
Mona, The Monkey
Bulon, The Buffalo



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