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RESTING HILL

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FASHMINA MOHAMED

on 18 November 2014

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Transcript of RESTING HILL

RESTING HILL
WORD MEANINGS
SUMMARY
AFTER SOME DAYS, THE KING SENT A MESSAGE TO HIM TO TAME THIS ELEPHANT. HE COULDNOT AS HE WAS ILL AND WAS LYING ON THE BED. ARTHAAYAI THOUGHT TO TAME THE ELEPHANT HERSELF AND SHE TOOK THE ROPE ON HER SHOULDER AND AFTER DUSK SHE WENT THERE. SHE WAITED FOR LONG TIME. THE ELEPHANT CAME AND STOOD STILL AND SHE TIED THE ROPE THE ELEPHANT ON THE TREE. SHE WENT HOME AND SAW HER HUSBAND DEAD, IN THAT SORROW SHE TOO DIED. THE ELEPHANT ALSO DIED AFTER YEARS WAITING FOR ARIYAATHAI TO UNTIE HIM. AND THE OLD MAN AND HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER WALKED HOME
WORD MEANINGS
HIS CONFIDENCE HAD FALLEN AWAY FROM HIM- HE HAD LOST FAITH IN HIS ABLITY [TO CONTROL THE ELEPHANT]

EVENTUALLY- IN THE END

TRUMPETED- MAKE A LOUD SOUND, LIKE AN ELEPHANT DOES

CHARGED- RUSHED FORWARD [TO ATTACK]

TO COMMUNICATE- TO MAKE KNOWN

OFFERING- SOMETIHNG GIVEN AS A GIFT TO A GOD OR A SPIRIT [HERE, TO THE SPIRIT OF THE DEAD ELEPHANT]
-GRIFFIN ONDATJE
PALMYRA- A TYPE OF PALM

HAULING- PULLING, WITH A LOT OF EFFORT

MOTIONLESS- WITHOUT ANY MOVEMENT

COMING TO HIS SENSES- BECOMING NORMAL AND BEING AWARE OF HIS SURROUNDINGS ONCE AGAIN

INTERUPPTED HIMSELF- STOPPED SPEAKING

FOR NO REASON- WITHOUT ANY CAUSE FOR DOING SO

SUBDUE- GAIN CONTROL OVER; TAME
[CONTINUED]
SUMMARY
THE STORY IS ALL ABOUT AN OLD MAN AND HIS GRAND DAUGHTER WALKING DOWN THE COUNTRY ROAD, WHEN THEY WERE CLIMBING A SMALL HILL, HE SAW A PALMYRA TREE THERE. HE SAT THERE FOR A WHILE AND HE START TO TELL A STORY THERE. HE STARTED ' A LONG TIME AGO, THERE WAS AN ELEPHANT TAMER NAMED VELAPPANIKKAR WHO LIVED WITH HIS WIFE ARIYAATHAI. HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST ELEPHANT TAMERS IN THE KINGDOM. AFTER YEARS, HE RETIRED AND BUILT A HOUSE AND A GARDEN. THERE WAS A BIG CRASH. HE FOUND THAT IT WAS AN ELEPHANT ON THE SIDE OF THE FIELD. IN ANGER, THE ELEPHANT WENT TO ATTACK THE NEARBY TREE.
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