Ela Short Story: The Small Tiger

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George Garcia
Ela Short Story
Period 3
Due Date 1/13/17
The Small Tiger

Once there was a baby tiger in a Chinese forest and her name was Taa. Taa was always the smallest tiger among her tiger friends. When tigers are babies they are super playful and enjoy to do all kinds of athletic games like climbing trees and who can jump the furthest. Since she was so small Taa was never the most athletic. Unfortunately Taa never won the climbing or jumping competitions so she got made fun of. Taa always had a rival tiger his name was Sahib. Unlike Taa, Sahib was always the biggest and most athletic tiger. Sahib enjoyed making fun of Taa because he saw her as an easy target. Sahib mainly made fun of Taa’s small paws that were also abnormally small even
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Tuesdays were always tree climbing days so Taa knew she had a week to train. Lucky for Taa her brother came back from hunting training so she decided to ask him for some help. Her brother was very skilled in tree climbing so he could help Taa in many ways. Taa explained to her brother that she never wins and she wants to stand up to her bully. She also told him how she had really small paws so it 's hard for her to climb. Taas brother then went on to explain how he had the exact same problem when he was younger but he decided to teach himself some tips and tricks to climb better. He also told her that tree climbing is a lot more than just jumping on the tree and getting to the top. There 's a lot of tactics involved with tree climbing some trees are better to climb than others. Your paws can also get dull then making it a lot harder to climb onto things. Taa was amazed at how complex tree climbing was because she had no idea that it could be such an intricate thing. Taas brother got her a very nice rock so that she could sharpen her claws. He then also told her that the run up to a jump was very important because it gives you a very important head start. So Taa started working on her jumping too. The final part of the training was the actual climbing. Taas brother said that you have to read a tree like a book. There are parts that are a lot

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