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Appu, the elephant was walking through the town when he came upon a tree laden with nice ripe bananas. He was very hungry but he remembered his mother's advice that he must not touch anything that is not his own unless it is given to him. But the bananas were so tempting that Appu's mouth started watering. He thought to himself, "There are so many bananas in this bunch, nobody will notice if I pluck one teeny-weeny one."
Appu looked around to see if anyone was watching and proceeded to pluck a banana. Now as he went near the tree he noticed a boy sitting against the tree. Appu was disappointed. Now how could he pluck the banana without the boy catching him! But he was very hungry and he had to have a banana. How about making the boy give him a banana? But why would the boy give him one? Then Appu hit upon a plan.
Appu walked up to the boy who was staring at the ground. Appu then asked the boy how he was. The boy answered he was fine. For a few minutes, Appu and the boy were talking about each other's lives, when the boy suddenly saw a large snake slithering towards them, and was heading towards the bananas! Appu saw the snake and pounded his feet on the evil snake, and killed it. The boy was very impressed and offered half of the bunch of bananas to Appu. Appu accepted eagerly and then waltzed off smiling to himself...
Yes, Appu got to eat the banana. The boy pitied Appu so he gave it a banana....
No he never got to eat the bananna
Appu went to a nearby temple of Lord Shiva. After offering the banana to Lord Appu had the banana as a prasad.
The boy got hungry and left because he did not like to eat bananas. And Appu got to eat his banana.
Then Appu told that he is hungry, so the boy gave Appu one.
Appu coughed quietly so he wouldn't frighten the boy. The boy turned around, slightly startled to see an elephant, but friendly nevertheless. Appu smiled at the boy who smiled back with sad eyes. Appu asked the boy what was the matter and the boy told him that his mother was ill and he was trying to sell his bananas, but no-one in the village would buy them from him, and he had no way of getting to the next village. Appu felt guilty that he had been about to take a banana and immediately offered to take the boy to the next village. The people in the village fell in love with Appu because they had never seen a friendly elephant before. The boy was proud of Appu and his eyes were smiling again because he had sold his bananas. The people saw how hungry Appu was and took pity on him. Together they gathered a huge pile of bananas, coconuts, mangoes and all sorts of other food elephants like to eat and presented it to Appu who was so grateful that tears formed in his eyes. He realised that it is much better to help someone in need rather than to take what is not yours, because it is much better to give than recieve. He was so grateful that he only ate some of the food and when he left the village, he took the food and the boy back to the boys house. The boy's mother was so very grateful to the elephant that she asked Appu to live with them and Appu accepted her offer and never went hungry for the rest of his days.
Then appu smacked the kid's head and said Hmmm...So...where's my bananas. And the kid cried and ran.
Appu tapped the kid on the shoulder and asked him for a banana... but the kid was sleeping. Appu tapped him again and the kid woke up... and he was so frightened that he jumped up and ran. And as he jumped up, he hit the lowest branch and a banana fell down for Appu to eat.
Appu quietly took out his alien contact equipment from his trunk and made contact with the Martians. The Martians immediately responded to his request and set off in their timespace machine and appeared before Appu. Appu asked for them to freeze the space time coordinates so that he could take the banana without the boy noticing it. The Martian said that he would return the favour only if Appu would teach him how Veerappan had such a wonderful hairstyle. Appu agreed and got his banana. Well ...what Appu told him is totally another story.
Appu got a plan.He trumpeted so loudly that he woke up the boy.The boy was afraid and ran away.Then,Appu ate the bananas. But,he did not tell about the incident to his mother.
Appu slowly went to the boy who was sleeping and woke him up. He asked the boy to give him some bananas. The boy himself turned to be god and told appu that he had been very good because he had obeyed his mother's order. So the god told him to take how much ever bananas he wanted. So appu had a nice and hearty meal.
Appu slowly went to the boy who was sleeping. He trumpeted loudly as if he was talking. God heard Appu trumpet and came in front of Appu and said, "What a good elephant Appu is. He has obeyed his mother's order. So Appu can take how much ever bananas he wants." So Appu had a nice meal and went home happily.
Appu went to the boy and said that he was very hungry and begged him to give a banana. The boy felt pity on appu and gave him bananas. Then appu thanked the boy and they became good friends from that day.
THE BOY SAW THE ELEPHANT LOOKING AT THE TASTY BANANAS. THE BOY KNEW THAT HE WAS HUNGRY NOTICING THE EXPRESSIONS OF THE ELEPHANT. THE BOY CLIMBED THE TREE PICKED A BUNCH OF BANANAS AND GAVE THE ELEPHANT IN RETURN THE ELEPHANT TOOK THE BOY TO HIS HOUSE SAFELY.
Appu said, "Are you hungry my boy?" The boy said,"Yes." Then Appu said,"I'm also hungry, can you and I have those bananas?". The boy agreed and Appu and the boy became friends.
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