It was a bright beautiful afternoon, when Bobo, the baby elephant and his parents rested near the cool river. Bobo couldn't sleep as he heard his friends playing in a mud pit nearby. He slowly tip toed to his friends and joined in their fun, splashing and rolling in the mud.
Suddenly they heard a gushing water sound. All the little elephants ran away in fear. They hid behind a huge tree and slowly peeped out. The noise became louder. And suddenly they saw the river swell up and Bobo saw his parents and the herd being washed away by the river. Bobo and his friends ran towards the river, and jumped in without thinking and were soon washed away by the strong currents of the mighty river. There was no one to save.
Bobo woke up in fear. Oh! He had been dreaming. He saw his herd of elephants, sleeping peacefully. But Bobo couldn't sleep after that. He woke everyone up and told them his dream. They laughed at him and slept again. But his close friend, Ellie believed this could come true. Bobo and Ellie couldnít convince anyone in the herd about the dream and finally decided to save their own lives.
One fine day, they left the herd. They walked and walked all day and all night and were soon tired. They dozed off under a big banyan tree. At day break, Bobo woke up to the sounds of hammering. Slowly he peeped over the bush to see from where the sound was coming from. He couldn't believe his eyes, as he saw an old man hammering a nail into a big boat. He woke Ellie up and leaped out of the bush.
The old man, Noah told him that God spoke to him that He is going to destroy the world and to save his family he is building the boat. The little elephants were surprised and were very happy that they have come to the right place. Soon Bobo and Ellie started helping the old man and his family build the boat. They did all they could that they did not have time to even think of their own families.
Bobo was very happy that Noah obeyed God. He did not think like the other people and neglect Godís command, nor did Noah doubt God. He trusted God and got into action. Bobo and Ellie would stay awake some nights to protect the ark from the bad people as they were trying to break it down or even burn it.
Soon many animals joined them in helping the old man. The ark grew strong and big as days went by.
'Ah, its done', said Noah. Before him stood the big ship, custom made not only for himself and his family but also for all kinds of animals, birds and reptiles. Bobo was very happy to have been a part of this magnificent work.
One bright morning Noah blew his horn and all the animals, birds and reptiles came from everywhere and got into the ark. Bobo and Ellie helped the animals and birds to get into the ark. Finally when Noah was about to close the doors of the boat, Bobo stopped him to peep outside to check if his parents would join them atleast at this last moment. No! They didn't. Soon the only door of the big wide ship was closed and they heard it rain outside like never before. Bobo peeped out through a hole. The waters had covered the whole earth. He thanked God for saving him from the floods. He was very tired that he soon dosed off after a very long day with peace in his heart for being a part in the plan of God the Almighty.