In India an earthquake legend has the Earth
held up by four elephants that stand on the back of a turtle. The turtle
is balanced on top of a cobra. When any of these animals move, the Earth
trembles and shakes.
Between Bangladesh and China in a land
called Assam, there is a race of people living inside the Earth. From
time to time, they shake the ground to find out if anyone is still
living on the surface. When children feel a quake, they should shout
"Alive, Alive!" so the people inside the Earth will know they
are there and then they will stop shaking.