Who Was King

CHARACTERS (5)      NARRATOR 1       NARRATOR 2        WHALE        ELEPHANT        RABBIT
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NARRATOR 1:  A BIG WHALE LIVED IN THE WATER. HE WAS A VERY BIG WHALE.

WHALE:      "I AM THE BIGGEST WHALE IN THE WATER. I AM THE BIGGEST WHALE IN THE WORLD.  I 
             AM KING OF ALL THE WORLD!"

NARRATOR 2:  HE SAID.

NARRATOR 1:  ONE DAY THE WHALE LOOKED OUT OF THE WATER. HE SAW A BIG ELEPHANT. THE WHALE 
             LOOKED AT THE ELEPHANT. HE LOOKED AT THE ELEPHANT'S BIG HEAD. HE LOOKED AT 
             THE ELEPHANT'S BIG FEET.

WHALE:      "WHO ARE YOU?"

ELEPHANT:   "I AM THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD. I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD!"

WHALE:      "NO, NO! YOU ARE NOT THE KING OF THE WORLD. I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD!"

NARRATOR 2:  SAID THE WHALE.

NARRATOR 1:  A LITTLE RABBIT LIVED IN THE WOODS. HE HEARD WHAT THE WHALE SAID. HE ALSO 
             HEARD WHAT THE ELEPHANT SAID. THE RABBIT SAID:

RABBIT:	     THE ELEPHANT IS THE KING OF ALL THE WORLD? THE WHALE IS THE KING OF ALL THE
             WORLD? I WILL FIND OUT WHO IS KING OF THE WORLD.

NARRATOR 2:  THE NEXT DAY THE RABBIT SAID:

RABBIT:     "I WILL SEE JUST WHO IS KING."

NARRATOR 1:  HE RAN TO THE WATER WITH A BIG ROPE.

RABBIT:     "WILL YOU HELP ME? MY COW FELL INTO THE MUD. I CANNOT PULL HER OUT."

NARRATOR 2:  HE CALLED TO THE WHALE.

NARRATOR 1:  THE WHALE SAID:

WHALE:      "I AM THE BIGGEST WHALE IN THE WORLD. I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD! I CAN PULL 
             YOUR COW OUT OF THE MUD."

NARRATOR 2:  THE LITTLE RABBIT SAID:

RABBIT:     "COME HERE . . . I WILL TIE ONE END OF THE ROPE TO YOUR TAIL. I WILL TIE THE 
             OTHER END OF THE ROPE TO MY COW. YOU PULL THE ROPE WHEN YOU HEAR MY DRUM."

NARRATOR 1:  AWAY RAN THE LITTLE RABBIT TO GET HIS DRUM.

NARRATOR 2:  THE LITTLE RABBIT RAN TO THE ELEPHANT.

RABBIT:	     WILL YOU HELP ME? MY COW FELL INTO THE MUD. I CANNOT PULL HER OUT.

ELEPHANT:   "I AM THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD. I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD! I CAN
             PULL YOUR COW OUT OF THE MUD."

NARRATOR 1:  SAID THE ELEPHANT.

NARRATOR 2:  THE LITTLE RABBIT SAID:

RABBIT:     "I WILL TIE ONE END OF THE ROPE TO YOUR HEAD. I WILL TIE THE  OTHER END OF
             THE ROPE TO MY COW. YOU PULL THE ROPE WHEN YOU HEAR MY DRUM."

NARRATOR 1:  AWAY RAN THE RABBIT.

NARRATOR 2:  THE ELEPHANT HEARD THE DRUM: HE PULLED AND PULLED THE ROPE.

NARRATOR 1:  THE WHALE HEARD THE DRUM. HE PULLED AND PULLED THE ROPE.

NARRATOR 2:  THE WHALE PUT HIS TAIL DOWN INTO THE WATER. HE PULLED AND PULLED.

NARRATOR 1:  THE ELEPHANT PUT HIS HEAD DOWN. HE PULLED AND PULLED.

WHALE:       "WHAT A BIG COW!"

NARRATOR 2:  SAID THE WHALE. HE PULLED AND PULLED.

ELEPHANT:    "WHAT A BIG COW!"

NARRATOR 1:  SAID THE ELEPHANT. HE PULLED AND PULLED.

NARRATOR 2:  THE BIG ROPE BROKE. OVER FELL THE ELEPHANT ON SOME LITTLE TREES.  DOWN 
             WENT THE WHALE INTO THE WATER
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NARRATOR 1:  THE LITTLE RABBIT RAN AWAY. HE DID NOT FIND OUT WHO WAS THE KING OF 
             THE WORLD. DO YOU KNOW?