A friend in need is a friend in deed Once upon a time, there was a deer that lived in a peaceful forest in Switzerland. She had many friends like the tortoise, the bear and the rabbit, but except the elephant. Everybody hated him because he was very fat and huge. One day, they were playing hide and seek. The deer was counting while the others hid themselves behind trees and bushes. The rabbit hid himself in a small hole. The deer started searching her friends. While she was walking, she fell into a huge, dark pit. She cried out loud for help. The friends heard her cries and reached the pit. They saw that the deer was unable to come out. The rabbit told the others that if they put a long log into the pit, the deer could climb up. The friends started searching for logs everywhere. The rabbit found a small log. He ran to his friends and shouted "look! I found a small log". "it is not big enough" replied the bear. Suddenly the rabbit remembered the elephant. "yes he could help us" thought the rabbit. He ran to call the elephant. "ah! There he is" everybody said. He asked the elephant to level the pit, so that the deer could come out. The kind elephant was ready to help and he stamped the ground around the pit till the deer was able to jump out. After the deer escaped, everyone was happy. They rejoiced together. Everyone appreciated by the elephant by saying "you are now our true friend because a friend in need is a friend. Now the elephant was no longer hated by any other animal and they rewarded him the award of the hugest animal on the earth. So, friends that is why the elephant is called as the hugest animal of the earth.