They stayed perfectly still, and watched open-mouthed as the gentle giant drank from their pool. But one mouthful wasn’t enough for the thirsty elephant, and it dipped its trunk in again for another. After that, the elephant seemed to have had its fill.
With a steady glance at the people who were watching it, the swimmers’ guest flapped its ears, and turned away. Since its thirst was sated, it slowly walked back into the trees, and out of sight. Although the elephant was an uninvited guest, it definitely wasn’t unwanted.