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Dan and Zac Theman, live in St George’s Tower, it being one of six tower blocks on the Saint’s Estate in their hometown of Barrowfield-upon-Widdle. Their Nan and Pop lived in a bungalow which could be seen from the boy’s bedroom window, high up on the 17th floor and it was from here that they would transmit morse code messages to each other.
During their frequent visits to Nan and Pop’s, the boys together with Pop, would visit a house in the same road called The Clowns Rest, it was a house awaiting demolition. The late owner had also owned a circus and some of the animals, including a baby elephant called Satchmo, were still in the rear garden, being cared for by Pop.
Mr. Snidely of the solicitors, Grimwort, Ballock, Pish & Snidely in whose care the estate had been placed, were talking to Pop about disposing of the animals. Zac overheard their troubling conversation, that the animals would be made into sausages! This prompts the brothers to act, seeking help from their friends to set up a rescue plan for all the animals.
Every animal apart from Satchmo were taken in secret to the Biddchurch City Farm; however, Satchmo is taken to St Georges Tower by Dan and Zac, disguised as an old lady, and hidden in one of the empty flats, to be moved about as the need demanded. Dan and Zac with the help of the local children manage to keep Satchmo hidden in the tower block for about eighteen months, during which time Satchmo and the children have some great adventures and their lives will never be the same again.
Pest controller Eldrid Z Thwackham goes in search of a mouse in one of the flats, finding a very large hole in the walls of some of the empty flats, they appear to be linked together in a network. He calls the Caretaker and together they see down a darkened hole the elephant Satchmo, but mistake him for a giant mouse; although, the pest controller believes it to be the fabled Mousus Maximus The Sabre-Toothed Mouse, they run in terror!
Dan, Zac and their friends realise that Satchmo was growing one to two kilogrammes each day, they further realise that Satchmo was outgrowing the tower block and the rooms he was hiding out in. On hearing Eldrid Z Thwackham intends hunting down his Mousus Maximus by setting traps, they realised this was Satchmo he would be hunting, and they further realise they must get the elephant out of the tower block, but he has grown too large and the children knew they would need help.
They therefore seek Pop’s assistance, he in turn gets his ex- Royal Navy and Royal Marine friends, known as The Old Fossils to help in freeing Satchmo, and therefore the exciting Operation Noah’s Ark is set in motion, to take Satchmo to a place of safety at the local zoo.
The Wardens and Keepers at the zoo are staggered by Dan and Zac’s knowledge and expertise with elephants, that is beyond their years, as is the amazing things they are able to get Satchmo to do.
Some months later, Dan and Zac together with Satchmo and his incredible sense of smell assists the emergency services, when a child goes missing, as a result of their help Satchmo becomes a bit of a local celebrity.