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The Man Who Owned Five Elephants

The Man Who Owned Five Elephants

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Published by Nicholas Gordon
A science fiction story about a man who through genetic engineering creates five miniature elephants.
A science fiction story about a man who through genetic engineering creates five miniature elephants.

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Published by: Nicholas Gordon on May 20, 2009
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THE MAN WHOOWNED FIVEELEPHANTS
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Nicholas Gordon
 
Copyright © 2007 by Nicholas GordonThis story may be used free for any personal or non-commercial purpose. For commercial use of this story,please contact the author at webmaster@poemsforfree.com.
 
THE MAN WHO OWNEDFIVE ELEPHANTS
There was once a man who owned fiveelephants.This would not have been unusual inSoutheast Asia or East Africa. It was, however, quiteunusual in South Carrington Station, New Jersey.These were, moreover, no ordinary elephants.They were miniature white elephants, about three feetfrom floor to top of head, pure white with pale pinkeyes and a permanent, mischievous smile on theirloose flapping lower lips, as if perfectly pinched withdelight to be in the back yard of Dr. Oliver Turner inthe tiny Pine Barrens town of South CarringtonStation, New Jersey.The five elephants, each a perfect replica of theother, as if stamped out by a stuffed toy company,marched around the two-and-a-half acre back yard inan unvarying line, tail in trunk, smiling happily in thehot summer sun. The sticky scent of pine tar mingled with the hot dry detritus of wood chips and brownpine needles kicked up by twenty little flat elephantfeet shuffling along with the precise dull regularity of a chain gang. Heads bobbing, tiny pink eyes twinkling,loose lower lips laughing drily. Five tiny whiteelephants winding in and out of the stunted pine woods like a five year old's Christmas dream, watched
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