"Toomai of the Elephants" is a short story by Rudyard Kipling about a young elephant-handler. It was first published in St Nicholas Magazine (December 1893) and reprinted in the collection of Kipling short stories, The Jungle Book (1894).
Little Toomai is a young boy, and his father's name is Big Toomai. Big Toomai is the driver of Kala Nag (which means Black Snake). One day, Kala Nag hears the call of the wild from a far-away elephant, and he takes up Little Toomai in his trunk and sets off for an adventure Little T will never forget.
^"Toomai of the Elephants". Reader's Guide. The Kipling Society. Retrieved 17 March 2013. "Notes edited by Alan Underwood and John Radcliffe"
Toomai of the Elephants. London: Macmillan and Co., 1937 ("the photographs illustrating this edition are from the London Film Production «Elephant Boy» ... most of these photographs were taken in India by Mrs. F. H. Flaherty.")