From the Elephant s Back

From the Elephant s Back

"This collection has a straightforward ambition: to redirect the interpretive perspective that readers bring to Lawrence Durrell's literary works by returning their attention to his short prose." – From the Introduction Best known for his ...

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9781772120516

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 406

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"...the proverb says that whoever sees the world from the back of an elephant learns the secrets of the jungle and becomes a seer. I had to be content to become a poet."--Lawrence DurrellBest known for his novels and travel writing, Lawrence Durrell defied easy classification within twentieth-century Modernism. His anti-authoritarian tendencies put him at odds with many contemporaries--aesthetically and politically. However, thanks to a compelling recontextualization by editor James Gifford, these thirty-eight previously unpublished and out-of-print essays and letters reveal that Durrell's maturation as an artist was rich, complex, and subtle. Durrell fans will treasure this selection of rare nonfiction, while scholars of Durrell, Modernist literature, anti-authoritarian artists, and the Personalist movement will also appreciate Gifford's fine editorial work."Gifford's scholarly command of the archives shows--especially his working intimacy with the unpublished archived words of Durrell's editors, publishers, and collaborators. I have no doubt that this collection will serve as a starting point for any number of new critical ventures into the life and writing of Lawrence Durrell."--Charles Sligh, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Categories: Literary Collections

Makhi and the Run Away Elephant

Makhi and the Run Away Elephant

Makhi leaped onto the elephant's trunk and was tossed onto her back. The crowd
Makhi leaped onto the elephant's trunk and was tossed onto her back. The crowd
began to clap. began to clap. “Today, Makhi is our hero,” the ring master ...

Author: Jowana Lamb

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477138212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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The story of a little boy who’s visit to the circus becomes an unexpected adventure when the elephant he is riding runs away after being bullied. When he learns the police think the elephant is crazy and want to shoot it he makes a stand in the elephant’s defense. Will Makhi save the elephant? Will the circus go on? A heartwarming and beautifully illustrated tale about one boy’s choice to make a difference.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Cowboy and His Elephant

The Cowboy and His Elephant

“Then you know the way back.” He was finally beginning to understand why no
one had ever tried to bring an African elephant back to Africa before. After a year
with the elephants in quarantine outside Washington, D.C., the South African ...

Author: Malcolm Macpherson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429977234

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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In the late 1980s, a female baby elephant was born into a herd that lived on the plains of southern Africa. Her mother has carried her for two years, and normally she would have nursed her for five more. But the close-knit family of wild elephants was to face a predator for which it was no match--humans. In a "cull," her family was slaughtered in a few moments. Only the newborn female's life was spared. Terrified and bewildered the young elephant was transported to America to be sold. There she met the person who was to change her life forever. Bob Norris is a cowboy with an enormous empathy for animals that overwhelms his other emotions. He was raised with a pet bear and as a boy decided to become a real cowboy. He saw his dream come true in Colorado on one of the larger horse-and-cattle ranches in America. Handsome as a movie star, he became the Marlboro Man and appeared on TV and on billboards around the world. But with the passing of years, and with his own family grown up, he felt the need for something that he could not name. When she came into his life by happenstance, the hurt, vulnerable little elephant tapped the fullness of Bob's empathy, and an incredible bond between the most unlikely of friends was forged. Bob adopted the baby orphan elephant--named Amy--and patiently set about helping her recover from the trauma of her ordeal. He had never seen a real African elephant up close, except in zoos. He was a horseman and breeder of champion quarter horses. But through close observation, gentle training, humor, and endless perseverance, Bob gradually coaxed Amy into overcoming her mistrust of humans, and indeed, her fear of the world. The little elephant became a "hand" on Bob's ranch, tending to simple chores, riding the fences, and shadowing Bob on his horse. She developed a winning personality, and a strong character, and became a beloved member of the Norris family and partner to the ranch hands. But Bob knew from the start that the ultimate goal was for Amy to regain her confidence and her independence - even, if it were possible, to go back to the savannahs of Africa. This is the true story of how Amy and Bob came together. No one who reads The Cowboy and His Elephant can fail to be moved by such a simple tale of unlikely love.
Categories: Nature

The Flying Elephant

The Flying Elephant

He nudged Kabir wiTh his Trunk and kepT shaking him unTil he opened his eyes
and found The elephanT sTanding by The bed. “Don'T you know whaT Time H is
? GeT back To your perch and leT me sleep. We shall play Tomorrow," said ...

Author: Jeeves B

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595407866

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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In order to develop a fertile imagination in children, we cannot over-emphasize the value of a story with a lesson. It is quite easy and effective to spell-bind a child with an interesting story that conveys an important message. With this in view, Jeeves wrote the stories that are not only fascinating but also significant in their meaning. There are two main stories that are composed for this purpose. The other stories also follow the same objective. That was the reason they were retold by the author and included in the present volume. The first story aims mostly on training the child in moral values. Then follow some short stories that have been borrowed from other sources and retold by the author purely for their merit. These stories are entertaining as much as instructive. They are quite forceful in conveying their message that no child could do without. Sometimes, children want a daring story that may even scare them a little. However, the same purpose can be served by them too. The last story does exactly that. It takes a somewhat different approach albeit toward the same goal.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

St Nicholas

St  Nicholas

They , surprised at then that Popo would be almost sure to come seeing the large
elephant , whom everybody to his mind . supposed to have fled , never to come
back , One day while the herd was away , he saw dropped their big pitchers ...

Author: Mary Mapes Dodge

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0003836657

Category: Children's literature

Page:

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Categories: Children's literature

A Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers with about Two Thousand Pictorial Illustrations a Complete Atlas of Sixty four Colored Maps and One Hundred Maps in the Text

A Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers with about Two Thousand Pictorial Illustrations  a Complete Atlas of Sixty four Colored Maps  and One Hundred Maps in the Text

ELEPHANT ELEPHANT - FISH . or tusks , and the greater density of the bone .
ing elephant is , according to Sir J. E. TenIt has also only three external hoofs on
the nent , 2 ... It is made up of muscular and practised from an elephant's back .

Author: Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3005802

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Participation Stories Grades PK 1

Participation Stories  Grades PK   1

The big elephanT replied, “Hop on my back and I will carry you To The oTher
side of The river." So, The liTTle monkey hopped on The elephanT's back, The
elephanT sTepped info The wafer, and TogeTher They swam safely To The
oTher ...

Author: Sherrill B. Flora, M.S.

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 9781933052366

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The 15 rewritten tales found in Participation Stories are a delightful combination of traditional tales, folk tales, original tales, tales from other countries, and tales in rhyme. The stories and activity ideas will improve language skills, listening skills, and stimulate a love of words and reading in young children.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

On line English 6 Tm 2005 Ed

On line English 6 Tm  2005 Ed

The mahout carves the bell himself, and each bell sounds different so the mahout
can find his partner in the forest. After the bath, the mahout puts on the timber
elephant dragging gear. First, he lays a soft pad of bark over the elephant's back.

Author:

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 971234181X

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Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Two decades ago , 4,000 Asian elephants were used for logging in Thailand , but
the forests there have been clear - cut ... The trainer mounts a saddle - a thick pad
of leaves and bark - on the elephant's back to protect its sensitive spine from ...

Author: Jeanne Mager Stellman

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221098168

Category: Electronic books

Page: 1253

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Categories: Electronic books

Back to the Wild

Back to the Wild

This was not a good life for the elephant . Bob had to think of something . Bob
had heard of a man named Randall . Randall had taken elephants back to Africa
. He was looking for more elephants to take back . He wanted them to go back to
 ...

Author: Keith West

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748772456

Category: African elephant

Page: 32

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Buck would sooner not have shot the elephants but he was hired to do a job. But of course, he was not being paid to kill the baby elephant and it would die if he left it. This tale charts the journey of the baby elephant from her dying mother's side to her eventual return to her homeland. Spirals is an established series for reluctant readers and has a track record of over 25 years. This title is one of the twelve New Spirals released in 2003.
Categories: African elephant

Colton s Pocket Dragon

Colton s Pocket Dragon

“You and Skylar grab hold of my tail, and I'll lift you up and sit you on the
elephants.” After Colton and the dinosaur were safely sitting on the elephant's
back, Colton yelled to Akia to bring the spears they made. Colton then waved his
spear in ...

Author: Rebecca Massey

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781481776851

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

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Colton is a ten-year-old boy who finds an egg that he keeps safe and warm until one day it hatches, revealing a baby dragon. Join Colton and his pocket dragon as they go off on flying adventures. Together they will find and save Iggy the bigfoot, Skylar the dinosaur, Tansy the abdominal snowman, meeting Santa Claus and Bernie the orangutan. They will explore a haunted house and encounter the Master Dragon. Together they will find tree monsters, snow monsters, gargoyles, wolves, snakegons, ghosts, and a gigantic mole. Come tag along with Colton and his pocket dragon on their adventures.
Categories: Fiction

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales Four Volumes

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales  Four Volumes

“I can,” said the elephant. “Why, do you want to try it?” “Yes. I don't believe you
can,” said the rabbit. They got the hay on the elephant's back, and the rabbit got
upon the hay and took the oil and matches. As the elephant walked on, the rabbit
 ...

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313080852

Category: Folklore

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Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.
Categories: Folklore

Shahnameh

Shahnameh

The neighing of Arab horses and the trumpeting of elephants could be heard for
five miles. ... As Sam caught sight of the lion cub on the elephant's back his face
opened like a blossom; they led the boy forward on his elephant and Sam stared
 ...

Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440649669

Category: Poetry

Page: 928

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Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian Book of Kings, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre- Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. As a window on the world, Shahnameh belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief. In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh initially draws on the depths of legend and then carries its story into historical times, when ancient Persia was swept into an expanding Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the greatest modern translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the finest stories of Ferdowsi’s original into an elegant combination of prose and verse. For the first time in English, in the most complete form possible, readers can experience Shahnameh in the same way that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the past thousand years.
Categories: Poetry

Rostam

Rostam

The neighing of Arab horses and the trumpeting of elephants could be heard for
five miles. ... As Sam caught sight of the lion cub on the elephant's back his face
opened like a blossom; they led the boy forward on his elephant and Sam stared
 ...

Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101145036

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The selected adventures of Persia's Hercules, from Iran's great national epic No understanding of world mythology is complete without acquaintance with Rostam, Iran's most celebrated mythological hero. According to the Shahnameh (the tenth-century Book of Kings), this titan, magnificent in strength and courage, bestrode Persia for 500 years. While he often served fickle kings - undergoing many trials of combat, cunning, and endurance - he was never their servant and owed allegiance only to his nation's greater good. Anyone interested in folklore, world literature, or Iranian culture will find Rostam both a rousing and illuminating read. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout world history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Fiction

The University Magazine

The University Magazine

On this enemy from turning the elephants back narrative it may be remarked , that
the upon their own ranks . Some leaders words rendered “ royal harness , "
prowere so much afraid of the elephants perly signifies “ a royal houdah ; ” and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119107998

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The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine

plane has been formed of two stout planks , This brings us back to the elephant's
.nd up these the great log is being skilfully ... In Siam they have a bath once this
trick is learnt the elephant is It SO an very morning , and are humoured in every ...

Author: Sir George Newnes

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:42581017

Category:

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The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine

In Siam they have a bath This brings us back to the elephant's tricks . Some will
sway from side to side , inclining over at an extraordinary angle , so as to throw
off the hated mahout . And once this trick is learnt the elephant is Ak SO an every
 ...

Author: George Newnes, Limited

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858033643101

Category: England

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Categories: England

Classical Arabic Stories

Classical Arabic Stories

I held back, lying down to sleep by the trunk of a tree I'd chosen earlier. After
about an hour, an elephant appeared and began approaching the spot where the
baby elephant had been caught. It was trumpeting and rumbling, filling the ...

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231520270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting dazzling images of life and experiences as early as pre-Islamic times. These works also speak to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam, mirroring the bustling life of the Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and reflecting the sure stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after big conquests. All the noises and voices of the Umayyads and Abbasids are here. One can taste the flavor of Abbasid food, witness the rise of slave girls and singers, and experience the pride of state. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and suggests the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. The only resource of its kind, Salma Khadra Jayyusi's Classical Arabic Stories selects from an impressive corpus, including excerpts from seven seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, Hayy ibn Yaqzan; Kalila wa Dimna by Ibn al-Muqaffa; The Misers by al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's The Protest of Animals Against Man; Al-Maqamat (The Assemblies) by al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri; Epistle of Forgiveness by al-Ma'arri; and the epic romance, Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan. Jayyusi organizes her anthology thematically, beginning with a presentation of pre-Islamic tales, stories of rulers and other notables, and thrilling narratives of danger and warfare. She follows with tales of love, religion, comedy, and the strange and the supernatural. Long assumed to be the lesser achievement when compared to Arabic literature's most celebrated genre-poetry-classical Arabic fiction, under Jayyusi's careful eye, finally receives a proper debut in English, demonstrating its unparalleled contribution to the evolution of medieval literature and its sophisticated representation of Arabic culture and life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Stand Back Said the Elephant

 Stand Back   Said the Elephant

Knowing the havoc it will cause, all the animals try to prevent the elephant from sneezing.

Author: Patricia Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076000469879

Category: Animals

Page: 32

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Knowing the havoc it will cause, all the animals try to prevent the elephant from sneezing.
Categories: Animals