Indiana Jazz and the Temple of Doom
One day I visited Elephanta, an island near Mumbai in India. This island has an old, spooky temple in a cave that's dedicated to an Indian god, Shiva. So I set out looking for adventure, like Indiana Jones!
The island is named for a big stone carving of an elephant, but there were lots of other animals there too- lots and lots of monkeys sitting in the trees.
As I climbed up the stairs towards the temple, the monkeys started shaking the branches of the trees over my head.
I imagined them growling and angry, about to attack us, so I thought I'd take out my bullwhip, like Indiana Jones, and protect myself.
But no. They weren't really interested in me. The monkeys were just feeding their babies and picking bugs off of each other.
Next I reached the deep, dark cave. Inside were paintings of ancient gods, and a giant three-headed statue of Shiva, an important god for Hindus.
I imagined that the statue had shiny emeralds in its eyes and, like Indiana Jones, I was trying to keep the bad guys from stealing them. Suddenly, a monkey jumped up and took one of the emeralds, and a huge boulder fell from the ceiling and started rolling towards me. Run! Run! We have to get out of here!
Whew! That was close. I guess my imagination got a little carried away there. I walked back out into the sun and took a deep breath.
That Indiana Jones stuff only happens in the movies . . . I think!
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