A Story From: Tibet
Read Time: ["6 to 10mins"]
For Ages: 5 to 7yrs., 8 to 10yrs.
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"From the Elephant Pit" is based on "Gratitude", a story from Folk Lore from Foreign Lands by Catherine T. Bryce (Newson & Company: New York, 1913) pp. 117-127.
Adapted by Elaine Lindy. ©1998. All rights reserved.
Tibet is the highest region on earth, having an average elevation of more than 16,000 feet; for this reason it is sometimes called the Roof of the World. It is also one of the world's most isolated regions, surrounded on three sides by vast mountain systems: the Himalayas on the south, the Karakorum Range on the west, and the Kunlun Mountains on the north. The population of Tibet is nearly four million. Tibetans have their own spoken and written language.