Flute Among Trumpets

This is a school project about adventure stories. The elephant orphanage mentioned is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's orphanage, found by Daphne Sheldrick.

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10. Deception

     The next morning, we had been going for an hour or so when I saw something odd. A lone elephant, wandering towards us. He trumpeted in joy "Tambletch is dead!". Mithr ran up to him, but I called her back. Something about this was not right.

     "Nova!" he called, "Come, you can go home now! I will turn you back into a human and you can go home!" Still I hesitated. Mahun had said "don't trust what seems easiest" hadn't she? And this certainly seemed easy. Oh, but I wasn't sure of anything any more! The price was so heavy if I was wrong!

      He continued to approach. My mind searched for something, anything to grab on to. I stared into his eyes. And I didn't like what I saw. Red energy, no soul, nothing!

"Mithr! Run!" I trumpeted. Thank goodness she listened. As she dashed around the stranger, I ducked past on his other side, following her. I chanced a look behind, only to see him dissolving into red mist.

"Going somewhere?" the voice was sinister, obviously crazy, and definitely not elephant.

  

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