The Mouse and the Elk – An Tofalar Fairy Tale for Kids

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The Mouse and the Elk - An Tofalar Fairy Tale for Kids

The Mouse and the Elk - An Tofalar Fairy Tale for Kids

A mouse was out in a meadow one day nibbling at the grass when all of a sudden there was a rush of wind and it began to rain.  Drenched,  the mouse hid in the grass.  Just then a huge elk with great spreading antlers came out of the forest.  Round and round he walked, pulling up tufts of grass and munching hungrily,  and before he knew it he had swallowed the mouse together with the grass.

The mouse,  finding itself in the elk's belly,  said:

"I'll sharpen a knife,  cut the elk's throat and be free again."

"You can free yourself without cutting my throat," said the elk. "Just step out through my mouth."

"Not I!  You slobber so, elk," the mouse said, and it called out again:

"I'll sharpen a knife,  cut the elk's throat and free myself!"

Don't cut my throat, come out through my nose," the elk begged.

"Not I!  Your nose is wet, elk."

And the mouse began calling louder than ever:

"I'll sharpen a knife,  cut the elk's throat and free myself!"

"Please don't cut my throat,  please!" the elk pleaded. "Come out through one of my ears!"

"Not I! Your ears are full of wax."

And the mouse called out very loudly indeed:

"I'll sharpen a knife, cut the elk's throat and free myself!"

And that was just what it did. What's more,  once free, it skinned the elk and filled seven sheds and seven stores with his flesh.

I had some of it and so perhaps had you.

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