An Inconvenient Elephant by Judy Reene Singer

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From the writer of nonetheless existence with Elephant comes the tale of 1 lady and her quest to save lots of an imposing animal. After a yr spent taking care of child elephants in Africa, Neelie Sterling is getting ready to come back to the States and a existence packed with exes—ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, ex-house, ex-horse. yet she is forsaking a few unfinished company in Zimbabwe: a truly unique elephant distinctive for execution. With assistance from her new good friend Diamond-Rose Tremaine, an eccentric safari operator, Neelie manages to shop for it slow for the imperiled pachyderm, understanding that after she lands in manhattan they are going to have to bring up cash for his rescue. as soon as they are domestic, every little thing turns into a fight. Neelie and Diamond-Rose now needs to relearn the right way to live on in an city jungle of desk manners and genuine beds whereas dealing with the overbearing affections of Neelie's relations. tougher nonetheless, Neelie desperately wishes assistance from her prosperous conservationist ex-boyfriend, Tom, to save lots of the terrific creature—and swallowing her satisfaction simply could be the most important problem of all.

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An Inconvenient Elephant Judy Reene Singer To all those little creatures that inhabit my office with me and, by virtue of their unremitting cuteness, make it impossible for me to concentrate on my work. My little red French poodles, Lola and Flash Gordon; the twin-zues, two little shih tzus named Mimsie and Sadie; my two African Grays, Zodiac and Tallulah; and my salty- mouth cockatoo, Samantha. I love you all. ” I ASKED a… Chapter 4 DIAMOND WAS SITTING AT THE LITTLE TABLE OUTSIDE our hut… Chapter 5 MORNING CAME UPON US LIKE A GOOD FRIEND, comforting and… Chapter 6 IT IS A HEARTBREAKING SKY THAT FALLS OVER AFRICA when… Chapter 7 GRISHA’S PLAN WAS SO LUDICROUSLY SIMPLE, SO laughably naive that… Chapter 8 MY BRAIN WAS COOKING.

We had tipped our guide well, and he promised to return soon with our dinner, but I had no appetite. Diamond finished both our portions of sadza and greens and roasted squash. ” I asked her. She looked surprised that I would even ask. ” I still don’t know what she meant. Tusker didn’t come back to camp the next day, and I wasn’t sure if I was relieved or worried. I had come to think of him as my elephant and felt very proprietary toward him. I worried if he was eating, if he was frightened, if he was spending his day happily pulling trees out of the ground or making mischief by flipping cars.

I sighed. ” Dinner was served a while later by a guide who drove up in a jeep and briskly pulled a silver metal food container from the back. He lifted the lid to reveal a series of bowls and dishes, and poured out a small bowl of water, offering it to Diamond with a polite bow. She washed her hands, then passed the bowl to me, and I did the same. Next the guide took out two plates and with great ceremony set the table for our dinner. He put a bowl of dinner sadza, made of cooked ground corn, in the middle of the table, along with a bowl of stewed greens, some cauliflower, and a fresh pot of tea.

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