Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Dream of ETTE
I am not a good narrator or a story teller. But I love to write stories the real ones because I am not very good in fixing fictions. Yet I thought just to give it a try, today. Do not think that this story that I am trying to lettering below is a true story if you feel such way that also I can’t help because even within the stories or fictions that highly qualified write, you can find amazingly real characters.
There was a huge in heart, very greeny, actually it is not a forest I should say it is a jungle in an Island of an Indian Ocean. What name I should give this Island? Who can suggest a name? Let’s call that geographically genuine land, ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Do you feel that you have heard about this land before? That can be true?
Think of the ways as to how you heard or read about this island before? Did you encounter or found this land on a map of old travelers, in a picture of an artist, in a story of a story teller, fiction writer, in a poem of Tagore? How did you got to know about this Island?
If you have seen anything in the maps you study or examine for your education purposes, in what kind of a map, in the map of Tollami, Taprobane, picture of the books of Robert Knox, in the Diary of Iban Batuta, Nirudesh Yaatra?
The jungle was full of animals that you find in every zoology note, deer, rabbits, butterflies, bees, lions, pea cocks, tigers, tigresses, serpents etc etc. but there were no anaconda in that jungle.
That jungle has a name it is called ‘ thoppigala’ thoppi in sinhala ‘hats’ but don’t get confuse , if you feel like you have heard about this before. This is a fiction. If you have heard about this before, perhaps it is possible you might have read an article of set of regulations of some ‘humanly rights’ pages of books of rights. Other than that it is not truly possible to hear it. if you feel that you have heard about this jungle before ‘how’? has anybody took you around this jungle before?
About thoppi ( hats) you may have heard a loads of stories narrated on ‘thoppi’. Let me just share a local story about a hat seller. This is actually a local folklore/ a story not a fake one , you can find hat sellers in the global market you travel.
Thoppi welendek dawasak kelayak medin gamanak yanakota nidimath heduna ………….
Once, a hat seller was leading a journey through a jungle, felt sleepy. When he awoke after relaxing from his tiresome feelings, he found out that all the hats which were nicely packed in the bag he carried were gone missing.
He looked every where he couldn’t find any hats in the bag, he was carrying.
Now what to do he looked everywhere. He tried to locate any stealers in the closer vicinity, he could not see any. He felt so SAD.
Remember that he was walking through a jungle and the jungle was very rich in not only animals but also in fauna and flora, trees. There he caught the guy who has stolen his hats, it is a monkey. He thought of a way to take the hats back.
Luckily there was one hat on the face of the seller that he used to cover his face to avoid bitten from teeny weeny insects. So he used the last hat he had and threw the hat towards the monkey. The monkey thought that the seller was playing a game and became fond and interested in hat throwing started to throw each and every hat that it picked and kept from the seller’s bag, towards the hat seller. So what did the hat seller do afterwards? He collated all the hats thrown back towards him and began his journey again to his destined destination happily
The seller thought ‘sleeping when the vicinity is unknown is not a good thing. I must travel with an awaken mind. if you think of relaxing forgetting your aim you might loose what you own
So that is an old story.
So the traveler, the main character of the story that I already began to talk is about a man who travels globally thinking of locating animals to train for circuses in Europe. The man of this story is a ‘mature man’ who enjoys walking and reading jungles and forests, rain forests, sanctuaries etc. as I told you earlier actually this man was from not an Asian Part of the world, he was an European. His name is ETTE actually according to what I heard that ETTTE is his nick name not the family name. Or am I mistaken or misconfusing my self with the story I am fictionning. Don’t forget I am an amateur and have no previous experience in writing fictions. Ok let’s say that it is his family name, if you don’t want me to say that ETTE is his nick name or pet name.
So that man was very interested in animal husbandry apart from providing training for trainers who is fond of training animals for games in circuses of the world.
While examining the jungle and the Island, even a tiny part of it, he happened to observe that he can pick and pack most the resources of this jungle when back home. He stopped a while under a shady tree and thought ‘Oh! What a jungle this thoppigala is, so greeny, rich in flora and fauna, the whole world is within this piece of land, no sign of a threat I can see; can’t I take something from this jungle back home, at least a tiny thing? Perhaps I can catch a ‘tiger’ and train it and sell it to a circus team in China or in Europe, the man tried to think of possible ways to take something out of that jungle when returning home after travelling and keeping note of it.
What dance I should teach it, perhaps I can play a trumpet and let this tiger dance according to the music piece I melodized. The man was thinking of a musical instrument, a better instrument to be used when training it after catching it using the net he bought from Europe. ‘How to plan all these efficiently must get advice from the Ex - chairmen of the organization of ‘ANIMAL RIGHTS’ , one of the top pet caring organizations of the globe.
He had a very modern phone that he used for various purposes, he thought of getting some advise from his loyal friends across the world , other than from the Ex chairman of animal rights, at least from few to ask on the subject bar he wrote, to his friends asking ‘how should I bring a tiger to Europe’? And he clicked and sent the mail to friends across the globe
He got various replies
‘Hi buddy, it is so good to hear that you are enjoying the journey’ my advice is , you have to be very careful when you are feeding the tiger you caught from the jungle’ in what Island you said? Because according to my Zoology master ‘when you feed the dangerous animals like tigers you have to wear something that it can’t kill you’
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Man
Hey I know a guy who is also very fond of training such animals but buddy he does not like to feed such in public, he only gives advice secretly, but he charge hell of a lot of money to release a singular advice to outsiders he haven’t met before. If you have some big dollars in hand I can write to him asking to help you. Will let you know the contact details little later
Until then have fun buddy, stay fit alright
It is so heart functioning to read a mail from you after a long time. where were you before you heading to that what jungle you said’ little difficult to pronounce its name’ be careful about your ‘voice darling’, don’t raise your voice when you are in the jungle, the tigers hate the ones that disturb them other than supporting them giving some ‘food donations’ ha ha ha ha aha aha just kidding. It is we who gets donations not the animals no?
Take very care of your health darling, especially because you have decided to bring home a tiger
Hi, it is so happy to read your e mail man,
By the way before I forget let me thank you for the coat you gave me the other day for me to wear for the conference that I was planning to participate ‘HOW TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND HARMONY IN EUROPE’
Hey! I also have a list of names of TRAINERS, circus teams I know who train tigers and animals (only the dangerous) they give very good training and they have a good record doing so for about 30 + years in all parts of the world.
They teach these animals, oh sorry not the animals actually they train trainers on ‘how to train and feed tigers’ (not the lions and rabbits though) sin no?
They give training on following
How to talk or communicate with tigers effectively, (I know that you understand the language of animals a bit still you can learn)
How to feed them meat and stuff without really going closer to them staying from a distance
How to build cages for them (as you know honey, it is not good to keep them in the places where loads of humans are hanging around)
They train you on ‘how to wear masks’ when you appearing before these tigers (for your own safety darling) to feed them
Take not good care of tigers but yourself
God Bless you!
It took you this long to write to me, which is unpardonable. It is alright no other complaints.
Hey! What tigers that you are talking about? Not the tigers that EU is banned, right?
Careful darling, if you are dealing with any other tigers and if the ECOJ gets the details of what you are doing, ‘the judge of ICOJ might write your destiny’ noting, ‘you will be hanged till death’
You know that it is a huge offense that if anybody give or obtain any other training (other than training tigers). They don’t hesitate to punish who ever kill the PEACE AND HARMONY OF THE GLOBE’
What am I talking about why am I saying these to you, little mad of me. forget all what I just told you baby just inform me when you are returning from jungle to Europe
Take care of your diary; do not show it to anybody in the SLP, SLA, SLAF, SLN, SLG
My dear ETTE
i believe it is good to meet both of us to discuss about your concerns i think it is not good to write about what i feel because i do not want my others to read my advice i give to you because this world is so hack full
N. N. P. serpenteena ( Ex - chairman of animal rights)
After reading the e mails he received from his friends, thought don’t know whether I am doing the right thing’ deciding to take a tiger with me when travelling back home, the Europe
He decides to come out of the jungle for few minutes. While walking towards little humanized area , he saw a notice ‘this is a NO TIGER ZONE’ entering THIS ISLAND with any tiger food or drinks is HIGHLY PROHIBITED’
WHO EVER TRYING TO ENTER THIS ISLAND IN ANY OF THE UNAUTHORIZED WAY WILL BE PUNISHED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF HUMAN OF THIS ISLAND
ETTE ! why are you shouting darling? Look at your face, you look horrible and sweated what happened to you?
Actually I dreamt a dream, it was a bad dream I saw that I am trying to catch a tiger from a jungle of an Island in the Indian Ocean luckily I saw a notice before I move on any further I woke up.
Have some tea darling to boost your brain and then sleep, you will not see any horrible tigers in your dreams, said the wife of ETTE.
What were you doing? Actually I was watching NEWS
So what did you hear?
The news was released by the external affairs ministry of Sri Lanka
‘GOVERNMENT SHOWS CONCERN ON THE DECISION OF THE EUROPEN COURT OF JUSTICE TO ANNUL EU REGULATIONS PROSCRIBING THE LTTE’
(The news I read from a sms received to the mobile phone of Mr. Herman Perera from adaderana.lk )