'The Day Of The Elephant' is set in Thailand and is based on reports of heartwarming incidents that occurred during the tsunami that hit the coastlines of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives on Boxing Day 2004.
The story centres around the elephant, Mae Jabu, who visits a small village to entertain the villagers. The village children are particularly excited about Mae Jabu's visit as they all love elephants and are hoping that she will dance for them.
As Mae Jabu approaches the village she appears restless and bellows loudly. Her keeper is concerned by her unusual behaviour, and as Mae Jabu is led to a grassy clearing the children become aware that something very odd is occurring down on the shoreline. Before they even know what is happening, Mae Jabu gently lifts a small group of children on to her back and then heads for higher ground with her keeper running anxiously beside her.
The wave rolls in but the children are saved by the extraordinary efforts of Mae Jabu, whose 'sixth sense' anticipated the disaster.
- Publication Date:
- 26 / 10 / 2005
- 235 x 210mm