They knew it would happen one day – the old people had been warning them of the danger for years by then.
“There’s a bogeyman in the woods. He watches us all, day and night. If you show any signs of life, he’ll come and get us all.”
But you know how it is. Young love will not be denied…it’ll find a way, somehow. And it did. Wanting to get married, they invited their families to join in celebrating their joy.
It was a real dandy occasion. They whooped it up till late in the night, forgetting all about the bogeyman.
And the bogeyman came, ravishingly hungry and ready to cook them all in his big pot.
But the slewed elephant, the king of the forest, would not allow it. He stomped out of the trees in rage, rushing to the rescue of the family.
Then, using the magic only slewed elephants know, he turned the ugly bogeyman into a colourful guard at his palace door.
And yes, you know the rest…they lived happily ever after.