As they reached the river, the elephant felt a sudden sense of relief. The cool water of the river felt soothing against his wounds, and he was able to rest for the first time in days.
However, as the elephant was resting in the water, he suddenly felt himself being pulled into the deep end of the river by the strong current. The elephant tried to fight the current, but his wounds made it difficult for him to swim.
The other animals saw what was happening and quickly came to the elephant’s aid. They formed a chain by holding onto each other’s tails and reached out to the struggling elephant. The elephant was able to grab onto the chain and was slowly pulled back to the shallow end of the river.
Despite their efforts, the elephant’s wounds had become infected, and he was in great pain. The herd knew that they had to find a way to heal his wounds quickly, or they would lose their beloved king.