by Margo Fallis
I Can Make You Cry
mouse, was bored. He'd eaten plenty of cheese, nuts
and berries; he'd chased butterflies and he'd ran up
and down trees. There was nothing else for him to
do. He ran into the jungle and hoped he'd find
another mouse to play with.
Willie heard a
noise. "What is that?" He squeaked and twitched his
nose. When he parted some huge leaves, he saw a baby
elephant. It was crying. Willie didn't see the
elephant's mama. "He's lost. Hee hee. I can have
some fun with him. Elephant's hate mice."
He ran around
to the back of the baby and pulled it's tail. The
tiny elephant jumped and then sobbed. "That hurt.
Who pulled my tail."
giggled. "That was fun. He's a cry baby." Willie
snuck up and stomped on the baby elephant's trunk.
"Ouch." He saw
Willie. "A mouse? Go away. Mama says I shouldn't
talk to mice."
"Oh she did,
did she? Well, I'll show you and her." Willie
grabbed hold of the elephant's big ear and pinched
He blew his trunk and an awful noise blasted from
it. "I'm telling my mama on you. You're not nice."
his tongue out. "Oh, I'm so scared. You're a big
Just then the
ground shook and Willie heard thuds coming towards
him. "Uh oh."
came up behind him. "What's wrong?"
mouse pulled my tail and stomped on my trunk and
pinched my ear."
"Oh? Well, we
shall see about that." Mama elephant picked Willie
up with her trunk and walked down to the lake. "This
should teach you not to be mean to my baby." She
blew as hard as she could and Willie went flying
into the lake. He choked and coughed as the water
rushed over him.
elephant started to laugh. "Ha ha ha. How does that
Mama took her
son by the trunk and the two elephants moved into
out of the water and shook the fur off. "Gee, that
was fun. Now what will I do?" Just then he heard a
sound coming from the tree next to the lake. Willie
looked up. A baby monkey sat on the branch. "Aha. I
think I'll go and have fun with the monkey."
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