Chinese Folklore How to weigh an elephant| Dessin De Coloriage
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Once upon a time, an emperor in China got a huge prize from the country of India. How not big, the gift is an elephant. At that time, no one in China had ever seen such an animal.
“Hmmm, I wonder how heavy this animal is?” Said the emperor, stroking his beard and watching the elephant.
“Your Majesty, I’m sorry. I don’t know how to weigh that big animal? “Said the emperor’s aide.
“We don’t have a scale that is big enough to weigh elephants,” he said again.
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The emperor then ordered him to find someone who could weigh the weight of an elephant. But no one knows how to weigh an elephant. Suddenly, the eight-year-old emperor’s son said, “Father, I know how to weigh elephants.”
The emperor and everyone in the palace smiled at the crown prince’s courage to express his opinion.
“Oh, yes? How can you You’re a kid, my child. But, fine. What do you think? How do you weigh the elephant? “Said the emperor.
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The crown prince requested that the elephant be put on a boat. Then, he told the sailor to mark the waterline on the body of the boat while riding an elephant.
After that, the elephant is lowered again from the boat. Then, the crown prince requested that the boat be filled with bricks until the waterline in the boat body was the same as the water level when the elephant was raised by the boat.
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After that, the bricks were taken to the edge of the lake and weighed little by little. So, the weight of an elephant can be known. The emperor and everyone was amazed by the intelligence of the crown prince.
Moral Message from Chinese Folklore: How to Weigh an Elephant is to be a smart child and use your mind to solve problems. Then, how do you become a smart child? Yes, of course with lots of learning and reading.