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1001 Stories Collection

How the Elephant Got its Trunk

Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian folktale

In this folktale from India an elephant shows us the follies of vanity.

Story

A vain elephant gets his just reward.

Why we chose it

This was one of the stories in The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection.

Associated stories

In his Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling tells the story of The Elephant’s Child who gets his trunk in a tug of war with a crocodile.

Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian folktale