Meet the Mahoneys - Chapter IV - Moja!

26 March 2012

She has only one tusk, the temperament of someone with a perpetual toothache, and though childless, a fiercely protective attitude when it comes to her nieces and nephews. Her name is Moja. Moja means One.

Of the ten elephants of Chada camp who would eventually become known as the Mahoneys, Moja was the most dangerous by far. She was the least likely to mock charge us in camp, and countless times our determination to stand our ground was thwarted by her real attempts to hurt us. Retreat was the only choice.

It would take a truly remarkable intervention, much later, for Moja to calm down...

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