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"The children like making giant's legs, and pretending to be tutupiokos. Wolfgang shows us how he makes tutupioko legs. First, he cuts two long strong sticks. He peels the bark off to make them neat. Next, he nails two short pieces of wood about 15 cm long to make steps for his feet. He climbs onto something high, and steps onto his giant's legs. Now he can chase the children.  "Lookout! The tutupioko is coming!" Wolfgang is an expert on his giant's legs. He can even play soccer on them. "I feel very high when I am up there," says Wolfgang.  "I do great big steps, and just walking I can go faster than children running. One time I came up behind a village lady and surprised her. She got such a fright she jumped! She was very cross with me and I had to run away on my giant's legs." And how does he jump down? "Easy!" says Wolfgang. "I just slide down my giant's legs." You can make your own giant's legs, but just make short ones at first. It takes years of practice to be able to walk on great big giant legs like Wolfgang."
"Making Giant s Legs - SL"
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"When their mother and father died, they went to stay with their uncle. But they were badly treated. They were beaten with long sticks, and given thin porridge only once a day for food. So they ran away. They found a cave to live in. They were scared because they had heard that there were cannibals living in the hills. So they made a strong door to cover the entrance, with only two holes to let in air and light. Demane warned his sister, “Stay in the cave while I am out hunting, and don’t cook any meat. Cannibals love the smell of cooking meat.” Each evening Demane brought back something he had killed – a hare or some birds or a small buck. As he came to the cave, he sang, “Demazane, Demazane?Child of my mother, open this cave to me?The swallows can enter it. It has two holes.” The next day she felt bold enough to make a fire to warm herself. But she made it inside the cave with the door firmly shut – just to be on the safe side. “I’m sure it won’t matter if I put a little meat on the fire. It will be so good to have a cooked meal.” The next day she felt bold enough to make a fire to warm herself. But she made it inside the cave with the door firmly shut – just to be on the safe side. “I’m sure it won’t matter if I put a little meat on the fire. It will be so good to have a cooked meal.” When her brother came home he sang as usual, “Demazane, Demazane? Child of my mother?Open this cave to me. The swallows can enter it?It has two holes.” She opened the door and let him in. When he saw the cooked meat, Demane asked, “How did you do this without a fire?” “I dried the meat in the sun outside the cave,” Demazane replied quickly. Demane was too tired to argue, and they sat down to enjoy the meal together. The next day, she made a fire and cooked meat again. She had just finished when a voice sang outside the door, “Demazane, Demazane?Child of my mother? Open this cave to me? The swallows can enter it? It has two holes.” But the voice did not sound like her brother’s. Demazane said, “No. You are not my brother. Your voice is not like his.” She felt safe in the cave. A little while later, someone was singing outside the cave again, “Do let me in, my sister.” “Demazane, Demazane? Child of my mother? Open this cave to me? The swallows can enter it? It has two holes.” The voice sounded just like her brother’s, so she opened the door. A huge hairy man filled the opening of the cave. He grabbed Demazane before she could run away. Demazane just had time to pick up some ashes from the fire. As she was being carried away, she dropped some ashes here and there along the path. That day, all Demane had managed to trap was a hive full of bees. He carried them in a thick bag slung over his shoulder. When he came to the cave, he found the door open and his sister gone. But there were ashes pointing the way into the woods. He followed the ash along the path until he saw a fire in the distance. Near the fire was a huge hairy man sitting with a large bag next to him. Demane walked up to the man, pretending to limp, “Please, father, can you help me? I’ve hurt my leg. I need some water.” The man replied, “I’ll get you some water, if you will promise not to touch my bag.” And he put the bag carefully in his hut. But when he had gone, Demane cut the string of the bag, and out climbed his sister. Demane replaced the bag with his own bag full of bees. Brother and sister hid and waited to see what would happen. When the man came with the water, his son and daughter came with him. He said to his daughter, “There is something nice in the bag in our hut. Go! Bring it!” She opened the bag a little to see what it was, but the bees stung her hand, and she called out, “It is biting.” “Go and help her!” he shouted to his son. But the result was the same. Demazane found it very boring to stay in the cave all day. So one day, when her brother had gone, she went out to explore. She found a stream to play in, and some trees to climb. She felt free and happy. “Perhaps,” she thought, “there are no cannibals. Perhaps Uncle said there were cannibals just to frighten us.” The next day she felt bold enough to make a fire to warm herself. But she made it inside the cave with the door firmly shut – just to be on the safe side. “I’m sure it won’t matter if I put a little meat on the fire. It will be so good to have a cooked meal.” When her brother came home he sang as usual, “Demazane, Demazane,? child of my mother, ?open this cave to me. The swallows can enter it. ?It has two holes.” She opened the door and let him in. When he saw the cooked meat, Demane asked, “How did you do this without a fire?” “I dried the meat in the sun outside the cave,” Demazane replied quickly. Demane was too tired to argue, and they sat down to enjoy the meal together. The next day, she made a fire and cooked meat again. She had just finished when a voice sang outside the door, “Demazane, Demazane?Child of my mother? Open this cave to me? The swallows can enter it? It has two holes.” But the voice did not sound like her brother’s. Demazane said, “No. You are not my brother. Your voice is not like his.” She felt safe in the cave. A little while later, someone was singing outside the cave again, “Do let me in, my sister.” “Demazane, Demazane? Child of my mother?Open this cave to me? The swallows can enter it? It has two holes.” The voice sounded just like her brother’s, so she opened the door. A huge hairy man filled the opening of the cave. He grabbed Demazane before she could run away. Demazane just had time to pick up some ashes from the fire. As she was being carried away, she dropped some ashes here and there along the path. That day, all Demane had managed to trap was a hive full of bees. He carried them in a thick bag slung over his shoulder. When he came to the cave, he found the door open and his sister gone. But there were ashes pointing the way into the woods. He followed the ash along the path until he saw a fire in the distance. Near the fire was a huge hairy man sitting with a large bag next to him. Demane walked up to the man, pretending to limp, “Please, father, can you help me? I’ve hurt my leg. I need some water.” The man replied, “I’ll get you some water, if you will promise not to touch my bag.” And he put the bag carefully in his hut. But when he had gone, Demane cut the string of the bag, and out climbed his sister. Demane replaced the bag with his own bag full of bees. Brother and sister hid and waited to see what would happen. When the man came with the water, his son and daughter came with him. He said to his daughter, “There is something nice in the bag in our hut. Go! Bring it!” She opened the bag a little to see what it was, but the bees stung her hand, and she called out, “It is biting.” “Go and help her!” he shouted to his son. But the result was the same. “Don’t treat me like a fool,” he shouted, and stormed into the hut. He closed the door and opened the bag himself. The angry bees swarmed out and stung his head, his nose, his eyes. Blinded, he jumped about, howling with pain. Then he ran and fell headlong into a pond, where his head stuck fast in the mud. He turned into a piece of wood like the stump of a tree. Just right for a bee hive. For a long time after that, Demane and Demazane ate delicious honey from that hive."
"Demane and Demazane"
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"By late morning mother and Kita were visiting the drugstore.  Mother explained the problem.  The man behind the counter was kind as he ex- plained about head lice.      He told them that not only is head lice annoy- ing, but it is also contagious.  The tiny insects feed off of very small drops of blood drawn from the scalp.  The bites cause itching.  Scratching them can lead to infection. Lice are often passed from one person to another by close contact, by sharing hats or scarves, or by using someone else's towel.      The man at the drug store gave Kita's mother some medicated shampoo.  It may be necessary to use the shampoo again in 5 - 10 days. After shampooing, Kita's mother parted her hair into small sections and checked her hair with a fine-toothed comb.  She removed all the little eggs (nits) that were clinging tightly to Kita's hair. (If hair is tightly curled, it may not be possible to do this step.)     She checked Kita's brother's head, too.  Then she carefully washed their hats, scarves, combs, and brushes.      She also washed the blankets and pillows that were on their beds. Kita's mother hung the clothes and bedding in the sun.  She also let the combs and brushes dry in the warm sun.      After 10 days, she checked the children's hair again to be sure that there were no new eggs or lice."
"Lice Are Not Nice"
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"His mama says: “Your birthday present will be a BIG surprise!” Thato wonders: what will it be? On Monday Thato thinks: “Maybe I will get giant wings so I can fly high in the sky like a bird…” On Tuesday Thato thinks: “Maybe I will have a birthday cake as big as a house!” On Wednesday Thato thinks: “Maybe I will get a rocket ship to whizz up to the moon.” On Thursday Thato thinks: “Maybe I will get fins so I can swim under the water like a fish.” On Friday Thato thinks: “Maybe I will get magic soccer boots and score a thousand goals!” On Saturday Thato thinks: “Maybe I will get a key that opens a box filled with treasure!” On Sunday it is Thato’s birthday. Mama smiles and says: “Come and see your surprise!” It is the best present ever. Thato’s big brother Kudzai has come to visit all the way from the big city! Thato smiles and smiles and his big brother lifts him up in the air and hugs him. Kudzai asks: “What do you want to do for your birthday, little brother?” And Thato knows exactly what they will do the whole day long."
"Thato's Birthday Surprise"
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"This page has a picture of a running man It is also important that we exercise like running. This page has a picture of a boy taking a bath We should take a bath every day. We should try to sleep up to eight hours. This page has a picture of a sleeping boy. This page has a picture of a man smoking Must avoid from any vices. Always try to consult a Doctor. This page has a picture of a girl who consults a doctor It is also important that we are always happy because it is good for our health."
"Himsog nga Lawas"
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"Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, awoke one morning very worried about two disturbing dreams he had during the night. So Pharaoh called together the magicians and the wisest men of Egypt. He told them about his dreams, but none of them knew what Pharaoh’s dreams meant. Then Pharaoh's wine server spoke up. He said, “Now I remember something that I should have told you!” “One time you were angry with the chief baker and I and put us both in jail. While in jail we both had strange dreams.” “A Hebrew man who was a servant of the captain of the palace guards was there with us and he told us what our dreams meant.” “And everything he explained happened exactly as he said!” Pharaoh commanded, “Bring this man to me now!” Pharaoh’s servants quickly brought Joseph out of prison, cleaned him up and brought him before Pharaoh. Joseph told Pharaoh, “I cannot explain the meaning of dreams. Only God can do that for you.” So then Pharaoh told Joseph his first dream. He said, “I was standing on the bank of the Nile River. Seven fat cows came up and they started eating the grass. Soon, seven thin cows came up behind them and ate the seven fat cows. But those thin cows looked just as thin and sick as before!” Pharaoh continued, “Then I dreamed again.” “I saw seven healthy heads of grain sprouting from one stalk. Then I saw seven dry and withered heads sprout up. The withered heads of grain swallowed up the healthy heads of grain!” “I told this dream to my magicians, but no one could explain the meaning to me.” Then Joseph explained the dreams, saying, “The seven fat, healthy cows and the seven healthy heads of grain are the same message from God to you: Egypt will have seven years of good harvests and great wealth.” “Then seven years of terrible famine will follow the years of good harvests. Food will be very scarce during those seven years of poor harvests.” Joseph said, “That is what the thin sick cows and withered heads of grain mean.” “The people will forget how plentiful food was previously, because the famine will be very terrible.” “God gave you two dreams with the same meaning so you will know that God has firmly decided to do all this, and He will make this happen very soon.” Joseph said, “Now I suggest that you should choose a man who is wise and can make good decisions. I suggest that you appoint him to direct the affairs of the whole country.” Then Joseph explained a plan for collecting and storing grain during the next seven years when there would be plenty of food. Pharaoh told his officials, “I don’t think we will find another man like this man. He is obviously filled with the Spirit of God.” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “God showed you these things, so you are the wisest man. I appoint you as the Prime Minister over all of Egypt. Only I will have more authority than you.” Then Pharaoh put a gold chain around Joseph’s neck and gave him his signature ring. With this ring, all the people in Egypt would respect Joseph’s authority and obey him. Pharaoh put royal clothes on Joseph and arranged for him to ride in a chariot as Pharaoh’s second-in-command. The people bowed to Joseph in respect as he passed by. Pharaoh told the Egyptian people to obey Joseph in whatever he said to do. Pharaoh also gave a wife to Joseph. Her name was Asenath. Joseph was 30 years old when he began serving Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Joseph began preparing for the years of famine by traveling throughout the land of Egypt. During the next seven years, the land produced abundant crops. Joseph ordered people to collect large amounts of grain from the fields all around Egypt during each of those years. They put huge amounts of grain from each harvest into many large containers to store it for eating during the years of famine that were coming. They carried in so much grain to store in the large containers, that Joseph stopped keeping records. He stopped because the amount of grain being stored was just too much to measure. Before the years of famine began, Joseph’s wife, Asenath, gave birth to two sons. Joseph named his first son Manasseh, meaning ‘causing to forget’, because God helped him to forget all his troubles. Joseph named the second son Ephraim, meaning ‘fruitful’, because God made him fruitful in the land where he suffered. When the seven years of plenty of food ended, a large famine began to spread over the whole country. The famine became very severe over the whole world and many people did not have enough food to eat. So Joseph ordered his helpers to open the storehouses, and they sold grain to the Egyptians. Then people from other countries also came to Egypt to buy grain."
"013 Joseph and Pharaoh"
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"Summer is the season between spring and monsoon. It is called Greeshma Ritu in Sanskrit. School has closed for the summer. My friends and I do not mind playing outside. But our parents do not like us to play in the hot sun. So we sit under the trees and eat fruits and tell stories. Yesterday was new year’s day for my family. We call it Varsha Porappu in Tamil. Why are there so many new year’s days in the same year? Grandma made raw mango panna. So sweet and tangy! Jasmit’s mother made lassi. So cool and creamy! Last month, Farhan’s aunty made falooda for their new year. So milky and sweet-smelling! Appa has gone to Delhi. He says it is very hot and dusty there. In earlier times, people put mats made of khus on windows and kept them wet to cool their homes. Appa wears dark glasses to shade his eyes. He told us that he had to drink lots of nimbu pani to replace the water in his body because you sweat a lot in the heat of Delhi. He says he will bring lovely Dussehri mangoes for us from Delhi. The summer brings heat and dust but it also brings mangoes! Do you remember the little sapling I planted in spring? It is my friend. It is growing up. It has seventeen leaves now. I water the little tree twice every day in summer. I think it is waiting for the rain. Will it bear a fruit for me next summer?"
"Lassi, Ice-cream or Falooda"
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"De camino al estanque, conoció a Tin. Ellos se hicieron grandes amigos y jugaron todo el día. Sika los vió marchar con sus cañas de pescar. “Vamos a la lagunapara pescar. Ven Sika con nosotros si quieres.” La pequeña Sika pensó por un momento. “Por favor, no hagan eso,” dijo, “sin agua los peces morirán.” Ellos no escucharon a Sika. Se fueron a la laguna de inmediato. Kulaj y Tin se sentaron junto al estanque. Dos peces nadaban, uno delgado y otro redondo. Luego vino un tercer pez, el más grande que habían visto nunca. Sika dijo riéndo, “¡Es más grande que los pies de Lu'!” Kulaj y Tin agarraron con fuerza su caña de pescar. Kulaj gritó: “¡MI PESCADO!” También Tin gritó, “¡NO, MI PESCADO!” Kulaj tiró con fuerza... Tin tiró con más fuerza... PHAAATTT! Las dos cañas de pescar se rompieron. THUDDD! Kulaj cayó al suelo. SSSPPLAASH! Tin cayó al agua. ¿Qué pasó? ¿Qué piensas? ¡Los peces habían amarrado las cuerdas!"
"Mi pescado! No, es mi pescado!"
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"The king also appointed Daniel's three companions—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—to serve as important administrators in Babylon. Sometime later, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered his servants to make a huge, gold statue about ninety feet high. They erected the statue on a plain named Dura. Then he ordered all the officials of the kingdom to come to the dedication of the statue. During the dedication, a servant announced a new law: “Everyone must bow down and worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s statue when they hear music play.” “Anyone who does not will be thrown into a blazing, fiery furnace.” So when the officials of the kingdom heard the sound of the musical instruments, they all bowed down and worshiped the gold statue. But Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego would not bow down and worship the statue. Some people told the king, “There are three Jews-Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego-who have disobeyed you. They refuse to serve your gods and will not worship the gold statue as you commanded.” King Nebuchadnezzar was very angry. He told Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, “If you don't bow down and worship the gold statue, you will be thrown into a blazing fire. Then who is the god who can rescue you?” Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “We will not defend ourselves. The God we serve is able to rescue us from the fiery furnace.” “But even if He doesn't, we will never serve your gods or bow down and worship the gold statue you have set up.” Nebuchadnezzar was so angry that he commanded his servants to make the furnace seven times hotter than usual. Then his strongest guards tied up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and threw them into the blazing hot, fiery furnace, fully dressed in all their clothes. Suddenly, King Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in amazement. He asked his advisors, “Didn't we throw three men into the furnace? Why do I see four men walking around unharmed in the fire? And the fourth man looks like a god!” Then the king shouted to them, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, come out and come here!” So the three men stepped out of the fire. The king and everyone there saw that the fire and smoke had not harmed them at all. The fire did not burn or scorch their clothing. Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “We must all praise the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego!” “He sent an angel to rescue these three men who worship and trust him. They were willing to die rather than worship any god except their own God!” “Any people, anywhere, who say anything bad against their god, will be torn apart. There is no other god who can rescue like this!” Then the king promoted Daniel's three friends to new jobs that were even more important in the province of Babylon."
"077 The Fiery Furnace"
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"One day, Anna saw an old pink bilum up in a tree. She took it home. The old pink bilum was very dirty. Anna’s mama was cross. “It stinks,” Mama said. So Anna put it in the sink and hung it on a hook in the sun. Then Anna went for a drink. When Anna came back to the pink bilum there was something in it! What do you think it was? A gold egg! “Now we can eat,” said Anna’s mama. “Thank you, pink bilum.” The next day Anna looked in the pink bilum. What do you think she saw? It was a gold cup of water! “Now we can drink!” said Anna’s mama. “Thank you, pink bilum.” The next day Anna looked into her pink bilum. There was a book with gold ink! “Now we can read it!” her mama said. This was the story of the magic bilum."
"The Old Pink Bilum"
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"When Joseph was seventeen years old, Jacob made him a special robe.  This made Joseph’s brothers jealous and they hated him and would not speak to him. One time Joseph had some dreams.  He told the dreams to his brothers.  He said, “In one dream we were tying sheaves of wheat in the field.  My sheaf stood up straight.  All of yours bowed down to mine. In the second dream the sun, moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.” When Joseph reached his brothers, they caught him, tore off his special robe and threw him in a dry well. While they were eating, a caravan of Ishmaelite traders came along.  Judah said to his brothers, “Let’s sell Joseph to these traders. Then we won’t have to hurt him; after all, he is our own brother.” So they sold him to the traders who took him to Egypt. Joseph was handsome and his master’s wife began to desire him.  She asked him to go to bed with her. He refused and said to her, “Look, my master has put me in charge of everything he has. He has not kept back anything from me except you. I cannot sin against God.” Although she asked Joseph day after day, he would not go to bed with her. But one day Joseph went into the house alone to do his work.  She caught him by his robe and said, “Come to bed with me.” But he ran away, leaving his robe in her hand. She was angry, and when Potiphar came home she told him that Joseph had come into her room and tried to rape her.  She said, “See, here is the robe he left behind when I screamed.” In three days the king will release you, and restore you to your position. You will give him his cup just as you did before. But please remember me and help me get out of this prison..” Then the chief baker told his dream to Joseph, “In my dream I was carrying three baskets on my head. In the baskets there were all kinds of baked goods for the king, but birds were eating them.” Joseph said, “The three baskets in your dream are also three days. In three days the king will have your head cut off!  He will hang your body on a pole, and the birds will eat your flesh.” I also dreamed that I saw seven full heads of good grain, growing on one stalk. Then seven thin, dried up heads of grain appeared and swallowed the full ones.” I told the dreams to the magicians, but none of them could explain them to me.” Joseph said to the king, “The two dreams mean the same thing. Joseph was thirty years old when he began to serve the king of Egypt. He travelled all over the land. During the seven years of plenty the land produced abundant crops.  Joseph collected and stored grain in the cities.  There was so much it was like the sand at the seashore. After the seven years of plenty, the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said.  Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians. People came from other countries to buy grain in Egypt, because the famine was severe everywhere. Meanwhile, in Canaan, Jacob learned there was grain in Egypt.  So he asked his sons to go and buy some to keep them from starving. So Joseph’s ten half brothers went to buy grain in Egypt.  Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin because he was afraid of losing him. When Joseph’s brothers reached Egypt they bowed down before him.  They did not recognise him.  Joseph recognised his brothers but he acted as if he did not know them. He asked them harshly, “Where do you come from?” “We have come from Canaan to buy food,” they answered. When they reached home they told their father how the governor of Egypt accused them of being spies.  They also told him that Simeon was a hostage in Egypt and that if they went back they would have to take Benjamin with them to prove they were not spies. Their father said to them, “Joseph is gone and Simeon is gone.  I will not let you take Benjamin too.  I am an old man, the sorrow would kill me.” Later, when their food was gone, Jacob said to his sons, “Go to Egypt again and buy us more food.” They replied, “We can’t go back without Benjamin or the governor will put us in prison!”  Jacob said, “Why did you tell him about Benjamin in the first place.”  “We just answered his questions,” they replied. Finally Judah said, “Let the boy go with us.  I will take care of him.  I promise to bring him back safely.” Jacob said, “There is no choice except to starve.  Take Benjamin and go.  I will leave it in God’s hands.” So the brothers took gifts, the money that had been returned to them, and money to buy more grain.  They set out for Egypt with Benjamin. When they got to Egypt, Joseph told his servant to take them to his house so they could have a meal with him. As they were being brought to the house, they were afraid because of the money they found in their sacs.  So they told the servant how they had found the money in their sacs and didn’t know who put it there.  The servant said, “Don’t worry about that, God must have done it.  We received the money for the grain you bought.” Then he brought Simeon to them. The servant gave them water so that they could wash their feet, and he fed their donkeys. They got their gifts ready to present to Joseph, because they had been told that they were to eat with him. When Joseph got home, they bowed down before him and presented the gifts.  He asked about their health and then said, “How is  your old father? Is he still alive and well?” They answered, “Yes sir, our father, is still alive and well.” Then Joseph said to Benjamin, “So this is your youngest brother you told me about. God bless you, my son.”  Then Joseph left because he started to cry. After he had control of his emotions, he ordered the meal to be served. The brothers were amazed that they were seated at a table in the exact order of their age from the oldest to the youngest.  So they ate and drank with Joseph. Later, when they were packed to leave for home, Joseph commanded his servant to again put their money in their sacs.  He also told him to put his personal silver cup in Benjamins sac. The brothers set out early in the morning for home.  Joseph commanded his servant to run after them, accuse them of stealing his silver cup and bring them back. When the servant caught up with them, he said, “You are thieves!  You have stolen my master’s silver cup.” They answered him, “No, sir, we would not steal from your master.  If you find the cup in one of our sacks, that person will die and the rest of us will be your slaves.” So Joseph’s servant searched their packs and found the cup in Benjamin’s sack. The brothers were amazed.  They loaded their donkeys and sorrowfully returned to the city. When they were brought before Joseph he said, “Didn’t you realise that a man in my position would know that you stole the cup?” “What can we say to you, sir?” Judah answered. “All of us are now your slaves.” Joseph said, “Oh, no! Only the one who had the cup will be my slave. The rest of you may go back to your father.” Then Judah said to Joseph, “Please, sir, the boy’s father loves him very much.  He will die if ths son does not return to him. What is more, I pledged my life to my father for the boy. So please, sir, let me stay here as your slave in place of the boy; let him go back with his brothers.  I cannot bear to see this disaster come upon my father.” Joseph told all his servants to leave the room. Then Joseph started crying and said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. I am alive!” His brothers were so terrified that they could not answer. Then Joseph told them, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. Don’t blame yourselves because of what you did.  God sent me here so I could rescue you in this amazing way.  It is God who has made me the king’s highest official. I am in charge of his whole country; I am the ruler of all Egypt.”  So they talked a long time together. Jacob went to Beersheba, where he offered sacrifices to God.  God spoke to him in  a vision at night and said, “Do not be afraid to go to Egypt; I will make your descendants a great nation there.  I will go with you to Egypt, and I will bring your descendants back to this land.  Joseph will be with you when you die.” Jacob’s entire family took their livestock and everything they had acquired in Canaan and went to Egypt. When they reached Egypt, Joseph got in his chariot and went to Goshen to meet them.  When they met, Joseph threw his arms round his father’s neck and cried for a long time.  Jacob said to Joseph, “I am ready to die, now that I have seen you and know that you are still alive.” Some time later, after the death of their father, Joseph’s brothers became worried.  They said, “What if Joseph still hates us and plans to pay us back for all the harm we did to him now that our father is gone?”  So they sent a message to Joseph and asked him to forgive them for how they had wronged him. But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid; it is true you did evil things, but God turned them into good.  He did this to preserve the lives of many people.  You have nothing to fear.  I will take care of you.” So because of his kind words they were no longer afraid."
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"For heavy pain or grief: Psalm 23, Romans 8:26-28, I Corinthians 1:3-5. He cares for us, sends His Spirit to help us, and gives us real peace when we stay with Him. For loneliness and fear: Psalms 23, 91 and 121, Isaiah 26:3 and 41:10, Philippians 4:6-7 and Hebrews 13:5-6.  For confusion: Proverbs 3:5-6 and James 1:1-5                  A map of Old Testament times:               (Names of important cities in bold) Noah and his family are the only people of his time who pray and love God. Noah preaches but the others won’t listen; their ways are too wicked. God is sad. He decides to destroy them. In those days nobody has ever seen rain. God orders Noah to build a boat some 450 feet long anyway. Noah trusts God and starts work with hand tools and only a few helpers. The people laugh and laugh. Who ever built a boat in a place where we’ve never seen rain? He finishes it after many years.  His family and many animals go inside. A huge flood covers everything. All life inside is safe. Everything else dies outside. Some people build a city and tower so they can reach heaven. They don’t want God’s help. They take Satan’s way of pride.God tells Abraham to leave his home and walk seven or eight hundred miles. Where to? He will not know until he gets there.    God promises him a son, a special land, and a nation. They will be called Israelites, Hebrews or Jews. They will be God’s Chosen People. In Numbers, the Israelites count their men. “The man Moses was very humble,” says the Bible (12:3), “more than any man on the face of the earth.” But the tribes do not obey Moses. Many of them die. Only Joshua and Caleb trust him. Deuteronomy: Moses teaches the law again. He leads a new generation. He tells them to seek the Lord with “all their heart.” He explains what happens when men and women do not obey the Lord. Moses has talked face to face with God (34:10) and has been His friend. But he is weary. He has done a great work. 2. HISTORY Joshua tells how the Israelites move into their “promised land.” Many kings fight them. God tells Joshua how to defeat a large city. Joshua obeys everything (6:20). Ruth tells how a young woman and her mother-in-law need food. They leave their home and go to Israel to find some. They do things well and the people are kind. They let Ruth gather extra grain from their fields. Ruth becomes an ancestor of Jesus. I and II Samuel, I and II Kings, I and II Chronicles tell great stories of prophets, kings and miracles. The prophets are people chosen by God to speak His word and even tell about the future. God uses the prophet Elijah to give new life to a little boy. The boy had died (I Kings 4:32-36). Elijah stands up before hundreds of prophets of a false god. Many people love that god.  He is called Baal. Elijah stands up against him. Elijah trusts God and miracles happen.  On the next day, he forgets God’s power. He is human like us. A strong evil queen says she will kill him. He runs and hides in a desert. An angel brings him back. In II Kings 4:1-7, new oil flows into empty jars. This is another miracle.  Jealousy makes the kingdom split. The Babylonians destroy the capital city Jerusalem and the temple. They take many Jews away from their home. Some new kings then destroy Babylon. They are from Persia. They are more friendly to the Jews. They allow them to go home if they wish. Many of them do go. In Ezra, the Jews build their temple again. In Nehemiah, they rebuild their city. Enemies are everywhere. Each man must use just one hand for his work. The other hand holds a weapon. In all this, Nehemiah says the joy of the Lord is his strength.In the book of Esther, a leader in Persia hates Jews. They had killed his people centuries before. He wants the king to kill all Jews. A beautiful Jewish woman, named Esther, marries the king. She cooks two banquets for him and begs for her people to be saved. The king agrees to let them live. 3. POETRY Job tells about a man in sorrow. In one day, he has lost his family, servants and animals. Sores and great pain come later. His wife tells him to curse God. No, he says.“In my flesh I will see God” (19:26). Even if he must die, he will trust God.    Three friends and a young man try to prove that Job has sinned. Job says he hasn’t. They talk and talk. God then asks Job what he knows about many things of the world. Job has no answers. He admits that he has been proud. God gives back more than everything he lost. God has let Satan hurt Job because He wants to show Satan a man of real faith. Job knows nothing about this. We may have pain and problems, but God is in charge. If we love him, He does not let Satan rule us. Psalms has some of the most beautiful language in the Bible. Millions of people memorize the words. They help to make men understand themselves and God. The Psalms were songs that the Jews sang to God. David used a harp to play them. “Be still and know that I am God” is one verse (46:10). Be patient, say other verses (25:5, 27:14 and 37:7). People must be willing to wait for God to help with their problems. Psalms 145 to 150 can give us joy.  In Psalm 51, David cries out in shame. He has caused a huge problem for himself. In another psalm, he says, “I meditate on you in the night watches” (63:6). He even says that man brings pain to God (78:41) because of his sin. Between a father and a son, there can be pain. Psalm 139 tells the wonder of human bodies and God’s thoughts. The Proverbs say that people must look for wisdom. It is a treasure like silver and gold. 17:22 gives some holy humor: “A merry heart is good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue. And those who love it will eat its fruit.” Sharp words can hurt people. Gossip can be evil fruit. The Proverbs have much wisdom about how people should live together in peace.Ecclesiastes gives many sad thoughts. Solomon may have written them. As a young king he was humble. Later he followed too many women and false gods. He tells how empty life can be without the one true God. All is vanity and “a chasing after wind.” The book has a few wise sayings for those who seek Him. The Song of Solomon makes many pictures with its words. It tells about deep love between a man and a woman. Some Christians think it shows the love between Christ and His church. 4. MAJOR PROPHETS There are five books here. They give promises to people who obey and speak out against false gods. God uses many men and methods to teach. He is not a super-king or tyrant. Men are to read, learn and think for themselves with His help. Hebrew prophets bring God’s messages about idols. They often tell about the future. The “Major Prophets” are usually longer than the “Minor Prophets” that come later. Isaiah is the first. His book tells about the Suffering Servant and powerful Lord. The world will know Him as Jesus, hundreds of years later. Its words have force. They are beautiful. Jeremiah says that God will punish Israel. Yet he also has hope about some Jews left in Babylon. He reads a scroll (rolled up paper) to Israelite leaders about the future of Israel. “Is not My Word like fire?” declares the Lord (23:29). Leaders put Jeremiah in a pit. His life is not easy. 5.  MINOR PROPHETS Here are the 12 “Minor Prophets”:  Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Amos cries out for justice in Israel.  He writes about rich women in a poor land.  He calls them “cows.”God calls Jonah to preach in an evil city. He runs away. A great fish swallows him. The fish later spits him out. Some people can’t believe that, but Jesus does. Hundreds of years later He speaks of the “sign of Jonah” (Matthew 12:39-40). Jonah then preaches in the evil city. His body may have looked strange from staying alive inside a fish for at least two days. Its people start to fear his God. NEW  TESTAMENT Surprise! God takes a new action. The Jews cry out for a king so they can be free from Rome. But a baby is born instead. He is Jesus. He grows up and becomes a carpenter in a small town. People say “What good can come out of that place?” For the Jewish leaders, He is no type of king. For them He is useless.   Then His work begins. Jesus becomes the Suffering Servant of Isaiah (Chapter 53). He works in a poor town, in a little weak nation, under a cruel people. He serves the crowds by teaching and healing sick people. He shows people the love of God. Then He is killed like a criminal on a Roman cross. God takes Him out of the grave and He becomes Lord over all men. Mark uses the word “immediately” 17 times, more than any other gospel does. Jesus performs huge miracles. He heals sick people and shows His power. He feeds five thousand people one day and four thousand not long after that. He walks on the sea and calms a storm. The book gives much detail about how Jesus makes Jewish leaders angry and what happens to Him afterward.For Luke, Jesus is a man of great compassion.  The early stories are very gentle. Jesus loves to help women and others in pain. Many people know Luke as a doctor. He writes about how God uses Jesus for many healings. John writes about Jesus as the Son of God. He paints many pictures with his words. Jesus says He is the light of the world. He is a good shepherd. He is a safe door where His sheep go in and out. He is the way, truth and life, the only way to the Father. He is the resurrection and the life. He is the bread of life and the “true vine.” Jesus says that we have to live in that vine. Then we can be his friends. We will bear good fruit. After we die, we will find many rooms in Heaven. There will be enough for everyone. It will be a time of great joy, because Jesus is Lord of all joy.  John says that believers must love one another. Then others will know about their Lord. John says that Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am.” The Jewish priests won’t listen to that. They get very angry. But when they are ready to kill Him, He suddenly looks straight at them. They fall back afraid (18:6). They see the Son of God. And then, as in the other three Gospels, Jesus is shamed and tortured. He is killed in the worst way. God takes Him from His grave and takes Him into heaven. They collect stones and get ready to kill him. This makes one leader happy. He watches the people throw the stones. He even holds their coats for them. Stephen asks God to forgive them and then he dies. The leader is named Saul. He goes on abusing as many Christians as he can. He has many of them killed. Then a huge light comes from heaven. Saul cannot see. He hears a voice. It tells him He is Jesus. Jesus says, “Why do you abuse Me?” Saul has no answer. He falls to the ground. He doesn’t know what to do. Jesus has the answer: “Get up. Go. I’ll tell you what to do.”  Saul cannot see for three days. He eats no food. Friends have to lead him around. Then a believer prays and God heals Saul’s eyes “Saul” becomes “Paul.” He comes to love no person or thing as much as he loves Jesus. Paul gives all honor to Him. The Jews hate Paul but the Romans sometimes protect him because he is a citizen of their empire. Paul and the other apostles go out into all the world. They tell about Jesus and show the power of His Spirit. They obey whatever He says, and great things happen.  The new missionary movement goes from Jews to Gentiles (non-Jews) in the Roman Empire and beyond. Paul becomes the world’s greatest missionary. In I and II Corinthians, Paul talks about the cross and the Spirit of Jesus. He says that the Spirit gives different gifts to people in the church. They are like different parts of the human body that work together. We have arms, legs, eyes and ears. Each part has its work to do but each body is a whole person. In the same way, people in the church should work together.I Corinthians 13 teaches about love. It is clear and beautiful. Many Christians know it by memory. Chapter 14 says that worship should be orderly. There are rules about speaking in tongues. Chapter 15 teaches about life after we die. Over 500 people saw Jesus after He was lifted out of His grave. Galatians talks about a large group of Christians who want to go back to the old Jewish laws. They want to push new believers into going with them. Paul writes about how the law makes slaves of us all. Faith in Christ makes us free. God’s Spirit teaches us how to live. He gives us the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Ephesians gives detailed teaching on the church and worship. It also teaches about immorality, husbands and wives, parents and children, servants and masters. They must all answer to God. Christians can “put on” a kind of armor like a Roman suit (chapter 6). This is the armor of God. It can make a person strong. With it, we can fight Satan. Life is a spiritual battle. Revelation is a vision given to the disciple John. At first, John falls on the ground. He lies face down to worship Jesus. Then Jesus shows him seven candlesticks. The candlesticks mean seven churches. Jesus has a message for each one. Later there are seals, bowls, white horses, and trumpets. There is a prostitute with great power. God has plans for cruel punishment. It is love and justice together. Satan is thrown into a pit. Judgment begins. There are books and billions of people. They come from all parts of the world. The books tell the sins that they have not confessed. Jesus is Judge. Revelation lets us see a new Heaven and a new earth. Jesus is the light there. The light may be as beautiful as a thousand moonrises or a million stars. Revelation 1:13-15 shows Him made of bronze and fire. Peace is there. Living water. Trees of healing. We may see old friends. There is no sickness, sorrow or crying. The battle against Satan is over. God has the victory.After all this, how should we live? We should try to make Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives. His Holy Spirit will bring comfort and help if we ask. The Bible has four great passages: The Twenty-third Psalm, Ten Commandments, Sermon on the Mount (with the Beatitudes and Lord’s Prayer) and I Corinthians 13. They all become our teachers. What happens when we die? Luke 16 tells about Hell. Revelation shows some of Heaven. We go there if we have loved and served God on earth. We can be with Jesus and the Father. This is the greatest joy of all. When we “mourn” we may cry for someone to forgive us because we have failed in a serious matter. We may have lost someone we love. Whatever it is, God will bring comfort. We can ask for help. Sometimes He brings it even when we don’t ask, if we live for Him.  Many people say that “meek” and “weak” are the same. They are not. Weak people do not know what to believe or how to act. Meek people are strong but willing for God to lead them. If we are meek, God gives us the earth. If a person gets hurt because of his faith, he is greatly blessed.THE LORD’S PRAYER – Matthew  6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. Surprise! The Greek word for “Father” is “Daddy” or “Dad.” (The New Testament was first written in Greek.) “Our” means He’s Father for all people. Race and religion don’t matter. God is a loving Father. He encourages and teaches us over and over. ABOUT SOME SHORTER PASSAGES: Genesis 1:1 –“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” John1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God… All things came into being by Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” The Father was there, Jesus did the work of creation. Nothing is real without them. Joshua 1:5 – (God says) “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  John 15:5 – “I (Jesus) am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me and I in him will bear much fruit. Apart from Me you can do nothing.” Being “in Him” means doing no more, no less than what Jesus wants. He doesn’t want us to plan great programs on our own, say they are God’s idea, and expect Him to make them work. He may just want us to rest in Him, until He moves. Psalm 118:14 – “The Lord is my strength and my song.”  Psalm 119:18 – “Open my eyes that I may behold wonderful things from the Law.” Verse 37: “Keep me away from worthless things.” Verse 57: “The Lord is my portion.” Psalm 139:13-16 – The wonders of how God forms a human body. “My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.” Verses 17-19 – the wonders of God’s mind.  Isaiah 6:3 – “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts” – The whole earth is full of His glory.  Matthew 6:33 – Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness. Matthew 7:1 – Judge not, so that you will not be judged.  Philippians 4:4 – Be full of joy always because you belong to the Lord.  Again I say, be full of joy."
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"A cat sits looking through the window. Outside, there is a tree on the right and two butterflies in the sky.His favourite activity was looking through the window. A balcony with three square flowerpots filled with flowers.There was a balcony behind the window, full of flowers! The cat is on the balcony and smells the flowers in the first flowerpot.Though it was high and unsafe, the cat thought, "I really want to smell the flowers! I will go to the balcony for just one minute." The cat and the square flowerpot are tumbling off the balcony.Suddenly, he tripped! The cat and the flowers flew in the air! The cat is on the ground, with its left front leg broken, and shouting awww.He fell on the ground and was in so much pain! His leg was broken. A woman  and a man carrying the cat are near the hospital. They look worried. His family was very concerned and rushed him to the veterinary hospital. On the left, the cat lays on a bed with a sheet on it. The cat has one leg in a cast. There are hearts all around the cat.  To the right stands a smiling veterinarian wearing a white uniform and a hat with a red cross.At the hospital, they fixed his leg with a cast and gave him so much love! He felt better. On the right, the man and woman carry the cat with a smile on their faces. The hospital is behind them, on the left. Finally, his family was able to take him home. Everyone was so happy! A cat sitting, looking through the window. Outside, there is one butterfly and a tree to the right.When he came back, he was happy to look out of the window again and feel the warmth of his home."
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"Paul was distressed to see so many idols in Athens. So he spoke to the Jews in their meeting place on the Sabbath. He also talked every day to the people who came to buy and sell in the marketplace. Some philosophers argued with Paul. They said to one another, “What does this babbler want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be proclaiming foreign gods that we don’t know about.” They took Paul and brought him to the city council meeting place. They said, “May we know about this new teaching of yours? You are saying some strange things and we want to know what they mean.” So Paul stood up and said, “People of Athens! I see that you are very religious. As I observed the objects you worship, I found an altar on which is written, ‘To the unknown god.’” “I will tell you about this God who you do not know. This God who made the world and all things in it is the Lord of heaven and earth. He doesn’t live in temples made by men.” “He gives everyone life and breath, and everything else. He made from one man every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having decided exactly when and where they would live.” “We must not think that God is like an image made by men from gold or silver or stone.” Paul said, “God has overlooked people’s ignorance of him in the past. But now he commands all people everywhere to turn away from their evil ways and turn to him.” God has set a day when he will judge the world with fairness by the man Jesus he has chosen to do this. And He has proved to everyone who this is by raising him from death.” Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some laughed; but others said, “We want to hear you again concerning this.” After Paul left the council meeting, a few people joined him and believed. One of these was a man named Dionysius who was a council member. A woman named Damaris and several others also believed."
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"Margaret's mother and father paid for her brother to be educated as a lawyer.  And then they used the last of their money so that he could marry a wealthy man's daughter.      Margaret was clever and had big dreams.  But there was no money left for her to study, not even as a governess or a nurse. When Margaret's uncle James Barry died, he left her some money.  "It's enough money to study to be a doctor!" said General Miranda.       "But I can't become a doctor," said Margaret.       "A boy can become a doctor," said General Miranda.  "And you can dress like a boy." But after five years, he nearly didn't get to write his final exam.  The exam- iners thought he looked too young!  James Barry didn't have a beard because he wasn't a man.      Dr. James Barry was brave and curi- ous.  Dr. James Barry had big dreams.  So he joined the army.  In the army you would see the world! In 1816, the army sent Dr. James Barry to Cape Town.  Cape Town was a small, interesting city in South Africa.  South Africa was far, far away from Ireland.  Dr. James Barry felt excited.      Dr. James Barry was short and slim.  He wore platform shoes to look taller and padding under his clothes to look bigger.  The people of Cape Town called Dr. James Barry the 'kapok dokter', the cottonwool doctor. Dr. James Barry fought when he thought something was wrong.      In Cape Town, people with leprosy were banished to Robben Island.  The lepers were put on the island because people believed they could catch the disease from them very easily. Dr. James Barry travelled all over the world.  He worked in South Africa, St. Helens, Barbados, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Malta, Corfu, Jamaica, Crimea, West Indies, Canada ...  11 places in all.     What exciting adventures he had! People only found out that Dr. James Barry was a woman when she died in 1865.      In the same year, Dr. Elizabeth Garret Andersen became the first woman to become a doctor in Great Britain."
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"This page has a picture of a beautiful view with sun, plants, trees and river.      Thank you, God, for the bright morning sun. This page has a picture of a boy washing his face with water and soap.  Thank you for water    and  nice clean clothes.     I am ready; my day has begun. This page has a picture of poloand pants. This page has a picture of a family with mother, father and son. Sitting in front of their nipa hut.     Thank you for my mom and dad, and plenty of  food to start my day.This page has a picture of bananaand three bowls of food. Thank you for strong arms and legs, and for the friends with whom I play.This page has a picture of three boys playing football outside their house. This page has a picture of children going to school.     I thank you that I can go to school. I am learning to read and keep the rules. Thank you, God, for the plants and trees.This page has a picture of different trees and plants beside the river with two small boat.     And also, for the nice cool breeze. Thank you for birds that fly so high.This page has a picture of four birds on top of the tree. One of them has worm in it's beak.     And thank you for animals living nearby.This page has a picture of two goatsand one pig. This page has a picture of nipa hut beside the tree under the dark night with moon and stars.     For the moon and stars on a night so clear, thank you, God. You feel very near. This page has a picture of open Bible.     Most of all, I thank you, God, for your holy Word that is so, so dear.                                         THE END"
"Salamat, Panginoon"
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"Grandmother Thabo is cooking. She is cooking in a black pot. Grandmother Thabo and her cat eat together. Neo’s cow is as green as grass. The cow stands on Neo’s foot. She drops her bucket of milk. Ntate Phakane has a black horse. His horse is very strong. The horse pulls the plough all by itself. Thabang drives his car. He travels with his dog. Thabang’s dog poops in the car! The blue donkey, the green cow, the black horse, and grandmother’s cat got into Ntate Thabang’s car. They all started to sing. Who do you think had the sweetest voice?"
"Funny Story"
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"“It’s a lovely day,” says Dad. “Let’s have a picnic by the river.”“Can my friend Jacob come?” asks Nicholas. “Don’t forget me. I love picnics!” says Donkey.“Follow us,” say the birds.“And me. I want to come too!” says Dog. “I’ll race you to that tree,” Nicholas says. “I won, I won,” says Donkey. “Not fair,” says Nicholas. “You’ve got four legs.” “Look what I can do,” says Nicholas. “I bet you can’t do this,” says Jacob. “Here’s our picnic spot,” says Dad. “Race you to the water!” says Jacob. “Come and eat, boys and girls,” says Mum. “Time to go home,” says Mum. “Say goodbye to Jacob.” Check Your Understanding1. Why did Dad suggest they have a picnic by the river?He was hungry.It was a lovely day.He wanted to go swimming."
"40 A Beautiful Day"
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"Copyright © 2018, SIL PNG"
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"What do I want to be when I grow up? When I grow up, I want to be a pilot and fly medicine to remote villages. When I grow up, I want to be a firefighter and put out big fires. When I grow up, I want to be a nurse and make sick people better. When I grow up, I want to be a musician and play in a band. When I grow up, I want to be a mechanic and fix cars and bull dozers. When I grow up, I want to be a teacher and teach children to read and write. When I grow up, I want to be a soccer player and score the winning goal. When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut and fly to the moon. When I grow up, I want to be a chef and make food for my family and friends. When I grow up, I can choose whatever I want to be! What do you want to be when you grow up? Comprehension Questions: 1) What do you want to be when you grow up? Why? 2) Tell me some of the jobs the little girl wants to do. 3) Which of her dreams would you like to do too? Why? 4) Which of her dreams would you not like to do? Why? 5) Retell the story and change the jobs. Explain why she might want to do that job."
"45 When I grow up"
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"When one of the family goats gave birth to twins the smallest goat had a deformed foot and it couldn’t walk very well. The baby goat didn’t seem to be in pain, she still jumped around but often fell over. Peter’s father gave Peter the goat and asked him to give the goat special care and attention while she grew up. Peter was pleased to have a goat of his very own. He planned to keep the goat very healthy and when she grew up and had baby goats of her own he would sell them and use the money to buy school books. He always watched that she got a good share of the food. He checked her foot every day and watched that she could keep up with the other goats. Peter’s father explained that a farmer had not taken care because he should study the weather and apply chemicals on the fields only where the rain will not fall very soon. That night Peter’s goat was jumping happily again. Another day Peter’s goat followed him to his friend’s house. While the boys were playing the little goat was investigating the compound. His friend’s sister called to the boys and told them to look at the funny goat. When they looked they could see that the little goat was distressed because she had a tomato paste tin stuck on her nose. When he looked he saw that there was something hanging out of the goat’s mouth. He slowly and carefully pulled a black plastic bag out of her mouth. She had nearly suffocated on the bag which had once contained meat. Peter knew that plastic bags should be burned and not just thrown away or buried. The next week at school Peter talked to his teacher about all the things that had happened to his little goat. The teacher asked Peter to tell the story to the class and then suggested that the class have a campaign to help clean up the village.The teacher had each pupil make a poster of advice about some form of pollution and its prevention.  Then they all went out and pinned their posters to trees or walls and collected buckets-full of the waste they found lying around the village."
"Peter s Goat"
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"It's a little chick. Quack quack quack! Whose call is that? It's a duck. Moo moo moo! Whose call is that? It's a cow. Neigh neigh neigh! Whose call is that? It's a horse. Tok-kay tok-kay tok-kay! Whose call is that? It's a tokay lizzard. And what about the goat's call? Maa maa maa! Their calls all sound great!"
"សៀវភៅ​ទី ២៩ ៖ តើ​នេះ​ជា​សំឡេង​នរណា"
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"A man came running from the far end of the village calling, “Fire! Help, my house is on fire!” All the people in the village ran to help put out the fire. The little boy got a very naughty idea. He built a small fire on the ground behind his house. He put lots of green leaves on the fire to make lots of smoke. Then he ran to the front of the house and cried, “Fire! Help! The house is on fire!” All the people in the village came to help put out the fire. When they realized that the boy had tricked them, they were angry and went back to their own houses. But the boy laughed. He had tricked everyone! The next day the boy did the same again. When all the people came to put out the fire, the boy laughed so much that he fell over. The people were very angry that he had tricked them again. The next day the boy was filling the lamp and spilt the kerosene in the house. Some kerosene ran towards the fireplace. Suddenly the house was on fire. He ran outside and cried, “Fire! Help! The house is really on fire!” But the people thought the naughty boy was trying to trick them again, so no one came to help. When the boy's father came back from town, the house was all burnt and his son was crying. The people told the boy's father what had happened and he was very angry with his son. He said, “You lied twice, so no one believed you when you told the truth.”"
"4-5 Kalafa Kaemina Nafane Atae"
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"VillageMy village is small. My village is beautiful. I love my village very much. NeighbourhoodJane is my neighbour. Jane lives near my house. We help each other. SchoolI go to school everyday. Amy also goes to school everyday. We study and play in school. MarketThis is a market. We go to market on Sunday. We buy food, milk and clothes. FarmThis is a Farm. People work on farms. They grow grains, vegetables and fruits. BirdsParrots are birds. There are three parrots. They are sitting on a branch. PetsDog is a pet animal. Cat is a pet animal. Dog and cat are pet animals. CowCow is a useful animal. Cow gives us milk. Milk is good for our health. ForestGreen forests are useful for us. Forests give us clean air. We must save forest. HospitalThis is a hospital. There are doctors and nurses. They check-up patients and give medicine. PolicemanPeter is a policeman. He saves people from dangers. He saves people's property."
"Around us"
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"Copyright © 2016, Sachin Khadka"
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"One day a poor, young man came into the village. Normally all the villagers were glad to have guests, but now no one had enough to eat themselves, let alone extra for guests. No one called out to him, “Hey friend, come and rest,” as was their custom. When the young man reached the end of the village he saw a shelter where a poor old woman sat lighting a fire. He said to her, “Oh Aunty, can I borrow your fire to cook up some soup?” Though the woman only had very little food, she thought she would lose nothing if she lent her fire.  “Certainly, young man,” she replied. “What kind of soup do you intend to cook?” “My favorite kind,” said the young man, “I call it ‘stone soup.’  If you have a pot and some water I will teach you how to make it. And of course you must enjoy it with me.” The old woman had never heard of such soup, but she was so hungry she was willing to try it. After fetching her pot, she filled it with water from the  bamboo water tube. While she did so the young man pulled an ordinary stone from his bag and dropped it in the pot. After that he asked for a stirrer and began to stir. After a minute or two the young man asked for a spoon so that the soup could be tested. “How is it?” asked the woman. “It's getting tasty,” he replied. “Of course it always tastes better with a bit of salt, but I have none so we'll just have to eat it as it is.” “I have some salt,” said the old woman. And she pulled out a small container of salt from her storage box. “One spoonful should be enough,” said the young man, and into the pot of stone soup went a spoonful of salt. Just then two farmers came from their gardens. One of them called out, “What are you doing, Aunty?” She replied, “I’m helping my friend cook some stone soup.” “Stone soup?  No kidding! I never heard of it. What does it taste like?” “Well,” said the young man, “I think it tastes pretty good, but it always tastes better if it is mixed with onion. Unfortunately I don’t have any, otherwise this would be the most delicious soup.” “I could spare you an onion,” answered one of the two farmers while bringing out a nice red onion from his basket. “Here, I’ll slice it for you.” “How is it tasting now?” asked the old woman a few minutes later. “Better than before, but still a bit thinner than normal,” replied the young man. “If only I had some sweet potato or cassava, then it would be good and thick.” The two farmers whispered a moment, then one brought out two sweet potatoes and the other a large cassava root.  They peeled and chopped the tubers and dropped them in the pot. As the young man stirred, he looked up to the rack over the fire and his eyes noticed a piece of meat drying in the smoke. “Yes,” he said, “this will certainly be the best stone soup you have ever enjoyed.” The three villagers smiled hungrily. “But as for me,” he continued, “it will only be second best.” Why is that?” asked one of the farmers. “Well, the very best stone soup I ever had was made perfect with a small piece of dried meat.” The old woman rose and pulled down the piece of dried meat from the rack. “Would this do, do you think?” “Perfect, Aunty!” replied the young man. The four shared the soup, and all agreed that it was delicious. After the meal the young man took his stone from the pot, wiped it and put it in his bag. The other three asked him, “Where did you get such a marvelous stone?” “I wish I had one too.” “Would you sell it to us?” “I’m afraid not,” replied the young man, “it is worth more to me than seven gardens.” And with that he set out for the next village."
"পাথরের স্যুপ"
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"But Loco did not want any adventures — it was, you see, a frightened little train — not little at all, of course, but it was so scared of everything that it felt tiny!I'm scared! What's this going to be like? Loco didn't want to leave the railway shed, but because of the encouraging words of the friendly, older trains, he eventually ventured out.The older trains in the yard reassured Loco that everything would be okay.Don't worry, you'll be fine!Yeah, it'll be an adventure! In the beginning, Loco was scared even when a dog ran barking towards him, and he wished he could hide somewhere safer! But he knew he had to become braver. A wise old train who had been all over the country saw how frightened Loco looked, and assured him he would be in good hands....The engine driver and the guard will be with you!Loco, there's no reason to be afraid. Besides, you won't be alone... Loco knew the guard. He was a pleasant fellow who waved the flag when trains had to leave. Loco saw that he was quite small. It didn't think the guard could protect it from anything. Loco also knew the engine driver Babu and it trusted his kind face.Make way. This train is moving out! Soon the big day arrived when Loco was rolled out of the yard for its maiden journey. Loco was to go all the way across from Tamil Nadu near the sea to Jammu next to the mountains. Babu, the engine driver pushed some buttons, and twisted some knobs, and off chugged Loco from the station, its heart in its mouth.Oh my! I hope this goes well.And so, Loco's first adventure began...Let's go Loco! “Oooo,” it cried in fright but what do you suppose happened? It came out sounding exactly like a sharp train whistle! Some mynahs pecking nearby quickly flew off cackling. And as it thundered on, off flew all the crows and sparrows and other birds perched on wires along the railway track in great fright. Loco was really surprised that anybody could be frightened of it, and laughed. At once, the ground shuddered, and dogs nearby took o their heels! Soon Loco was far from its home. Seeing a big bull sitting on the track, Loco was so scared that it let out a piercing shriek, “Oooo!” And the bull lifted its tail and sprang away, its legs flaying about wildly as it ran for dear life.Look out everyone! I'm comin' through! Loco could hardly believe that such a big, powerful creature could be afraid of it, a mere train! It felt much braver and decided that now it wouldn't even fear lions and tigers. But guess where Loco had to go next?Time to get up and move Mr. Cow. Deep inside a dark cave in the mountains. Babu, the driver didn’t even flinch as he merrily punched some buttons to switch on the engine lights, but Loco was horrified. “Noooo, I don’t want to go in there,” it wailed, but it just came out as a great long whistle. Through the deep cavern hurtled dear Loco, its great beams lighting the pitch black tunnel.Oh my, we're approaching the mountains! When it emerged on the other side, it let out a big sigh of relief “Oooo!” It came out as another long whistle of course, but then, it was never afraid of anything anymore.Phew! That was scary! Loco's next challenge was a bridge going over water.Yikes! That's a long way down! But by time time Loco went over the second bridge, he was gaining confidence.This isn't so bad after all! Now Loco chugs merrily across fields and over bridges, over mountains and through forests, whistling when it feels happy, and to tell everyone else to move out of its way. Have you taken a trip on Loco?I'm ready!Ready for your next adventure Loco?"
"Loco the Timid Train"
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"Five little monkeys go to bed. “Good night, Mother,” they all said. Five little monkeys sang, “hee haw, hee haw,” jumping on the bed. One monkey fell and bonked his head. Mother called the doctor, and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Four little monkeys sang, “see saw, see saw,” jumping on the bed. One monkey fell and konked his head. Mother called the doctor, and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Three little monkeys sang, “lee law, lee law,” jumping on the bed. One monkey fell and ponked his head. Mother called the doctor, and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Two little monkeys sang, “dee daw, dee daw,” jumping on the bed. One monkey fell and tonked his head. Mother called the doctor, and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” One little monkey sang, “yee yaw, yee yaw,” jumping on the bed. That monkey fell and donked his head. Mother called the doctor, and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Five little monkeys sang not a cheep. They closed their eyes and went to sleep. The little monkeys’ mother finally said, “Now I can lay down and go to bed.”"
"Five Little Monkeys"
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"Copyright © 2019, Yayasan Sulinama"
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"Cuando la gente se fue, Jesús subió a orar a un cerro. Allí estuvo hasta la noche. La barca ya estaba muy lejos de la orilla y el viento y las olas estaban muy fuertes. Estaba oscuro y Jesús se acercó a la barca. Estaba caminando sobre el agua. Los discípulos lo vieron pero no se dieron cuenta quien era. Entonces tuvieron mucho miedo y gritaron  —¡Un fantasma! ¡Un fantasma! Enseguida Jesús les dijo: —¡Tranquilos! ¡Soy yo! ¡No tengan miedo! Entonces Pedro le respondió: —Señor, si de verdad eres tú, ordena que yo también camine sobre el agua y vaya hasta donde estas tú. Jesús le dijo a Pedro: —¡Ven! Inmediatamente Pedro bajó de la barca. Caminó sobre el agua y fue hacia Jesús. Pero cuando sintió la fuerza del viento, tuvo miedo. En ese mismo momento empezó a hundirse, y gritó: —¡Señor, sálvame! Entonces Jesús extendió la mano, agarró a Pedro y le dijo: —Pedro, que poco confías en mí. ¿Por qué dudaste? Luego que los dos subieron a la barca, el viento dejó de soplar."
"JESÚS CAMINA SOBRE EL MAR"
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"Copyright © 2019, FABIOLA HERNÁNDEZ"
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"When Kila was five she became very sick with polio. She was no longer able to walk. Kila's mother carried her back and forth to school.  Other children in the village made fun of her.  They laughed at her. Kila loved to play.  She could not play on the ground, but she could play in the water.  Kila could swim like a fish. One day Kila heard a shout, "Help!" She could see little Johnny out in the water.  He was about to drown! Kila swam as fast as she could to reach Johnny.  She held him up and together they swam to the shore. Johnny's family, and everyone in the village, came to the shore to watch. Kila arrived at the shore with Johnny. People were cheering and shouting. Kila was the hero of the day. The next day there was a big feast.  Kila had saved little Johnny's life. The children never made fun of Kila again. Workshop for the Deaf and Blind - September 2021This book was written as a collaborative effort."
"21 - Kila the Village Hero"
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"He searched for food slowly and quietly. POW!!! The crocodile strikes! After that he is no longer hungry, and he is happy. After that he is no longer hungry, and he is happy. Until he gets hungry again."
"The hungry crocodile"
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"Her feet, they poke into the sky. Little Navi’s walking by. He says ‘I’ve seen you here before. You’re upside down again! What for?’ His feet swim lightly in the air. She tries to hide behind her hair. ‘It’s h-h-h-hard to t-t-talk’, she says to him. ‘I’m not the same. I don’t fit in.’ Navi takes her by the hand. He wants to help her understand. They climb to Navi’s look-out spot. From up here they can see a lot. They perch and have a quiet stare at children playing here and there. Those kids are not the same at all. Abe’s round. Chi’s freckled, Lala’s extra tall. Bambam’s wild and must be free, while Lulu’s reading quietly. Look at Freya's crazy hair. And Sid wears glasses everywhere. And me, I am just skin and bone. And you are you. You’re not alone. Each human’s sort of strange, you see. That makes you just the same, like me. This world is really one big game. To play, we can’t all be the same. Nita feels the right way round, thanks to the new friend she’s found. Upside down was never fun. Now she plays with everyone."
"Нита эмне үчүн аласалып турат"
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"The wind is powerful. It tears my kite from my hand. I run after my kite. The wind blows me away from the kite! The wind becomes a tornado. It carries my kite higher and higher. The tornado swallows me up! I see nothing, I touch nothing. Where is my kite now? Perhaps it is caught in a tree. Perhaps my kite is still flying in the sky. The wind finally dies down. I am still spinning. When I stop spinning I look around. Where did the wind go? I cannot see my kite anywhere. I cannot hear the wind anymore. Perhaps tomorrow I will find my kite. Now, I must go home, before the wind starts to roar again."
"Wind"
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""Look at my skirt. It's too small," says Lebo. "Yes, it is," says Mom. "Nomsa can have your skirt." "Look at my jeans. They're too small," says Lebo. "Yes, they are," says Mom. "Nomsa can have your jeans." "Look at my T-shirt. It's too small," says Lebo. "Yes, it is," says Mom. "Nomsa can have your Tshirt." "Look at my jersey. It's too small," says Lebo. "Yes, it is," says Mom. "Nomsa can have your jersey." "Look at my raincoat. It's too small," says Lebo. "Yes, it is," says Mom. "Nomsa can have your raincoat." "Look at my socks. They're too small," says Lebo. "Yes, they are," says Mom. "Nomsa can have your socks." "Look at my shoes. They're too small," says Lebo. "Yes, they are," says Mom. "Nomsa can have your shoes." "Now you have lots of clothes," says Lebo. "Oh no I don't," says Nomsa. "These clothes are all too big for me!""
"Too small"
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"Toto's mother is called Mrs Tito. She is a tall woman. She owns a kiosk near Masomo primary school where she sells many sweet things such as sweets and fruits. She is very hardworking. She likes singing and making jokes to her customers. Every morning, Mrs. Tito prepares breakfast for her family. She prepares her children for school then walks to her kiosk where she spends the whole day. Toto is the third and the last born in his family. His elder brother is called Kilwa. He is in form two at Ushindi boys High school. Toto works very hard at school so as to join Kilwa's school in future. Toto works very hard at school so as to join Kilwa's school.This is evident in that Toto is always leading his class in every examination. His teachers love him so much. He is the class prefect in their class. He has very good leadership skills. Toto has a pet dog whose name is Jimmy. Toto loves Jimmy very much. They play together and Toto helps Jimmy get his food. When Toto comes back home from school, Jimmy runs towars him and welcomes him home warmly. Toto's sister is called Sophia. She is in class seven. She loves playing with Toto and helps her do her homework everyday. On Sunday, they go to church together. When Toto wakes up every morning, he brushes his teeth, takes a shower and after putting on his uniform, he takes his breakfast then runs to school. His mother tells him to run so that he does not get to school late. During the holidays, Toto and his siblings are taken by their parents to visit their grandmother. They take many gifts to them. Throughout the holiday, they enjoy listening to stories and singing for their grandmother. They love her very much and she loves her grandchildren too."
"The Playful Toto"
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"When I struck it with a catapult, it shouted “ŋaa, ŋaa, ŋa!” The hornbill flew into the air. But I ran after it through the grass… …until it perched on a dead tree. Then I shot it again. This time it fell to the ground. I picked up the hornbill. And I gave it to Hiryagaana: one who eats whatever he finds. (One time, I gave him Namupongera.) He happily received the hornbill. The head of the hornbill was very big and as hard as a panga or machete. The bird had fat like that of a sheep. It was so appetising! It’s not easy to find a hornbill without planning. At night, hornbills roost on dry branches.A person eats what he likes. That is why Hiryagaana eats hornbills."
"The Hornbill"
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"The Chief, who lived in that kraal, had a daughter who never ever smiled or laughed, even when someone did something very funny or tickled her. One day, Sizwe and his mother had nothing eat, so his mother told him to go and get a job at the Chief’s kraal. He was asked to collect all the eggs, which the hens had laid all around the kraal. All day Sizwe looked for eggs, and when it was time to go home, he was given some eggs to take to his mother. He was very happy as he ran off with the eggs in his hands. But just as he passed the Chief’s house, he tripped over a stone and dropped the eggs. When he got home, he told his mother what had happened. “You silly boy,” said his mother. “You should have put the eggs in your hat and you could have brought them safely home.” “Never mind Mother,” said Sizwe. “I will do that next time.” The next day, Sizwe was asked to milk the Chief’s cows. When he had finished milking at the end of the day, he was given a bucket of milk to take home to his mother. Just as he got to the Chief’s house, he remembered that the bucket belonged to the Chief. So he poured the milk into his hat. Then Sizwe put his hat on again. Woosh! The milk splashed all over him. He looked very funny, as the milk ran down his face and clothes. The Chief’s daughter saw what happened, but she never even smiled. “You silly child,” said his mother, “If you had carried the bucket in your hand, you could have brought the milk safely home.” “Never mind Mother,” said Sizwe. “I will remember to do that next time.” The next day, Sizwe had to look after the Chief’s pigs. He worked very hard feeding the pigs. When the work was done, he was given a little piglet to take home. Remembering what his mother had said, he tried to carry the piglet in his hands. But the piglet wriggled and wriggled, until it wriggled out of his hands. Sizwe tried to catch it, but he fell in the mud. The Chief’s daughter saw Sizwe fall in the mud, but she did not laugh. She never even smiled. His mother was very cross with Sizwe when he told her what had happened. “You stupid boy,” she said, “you should have held the rope and pulled the piglet behind you.” “Never mind Mother. I will do that next time,” said Sizwe. Sizwe was very happy with the fish, and remembering what his mother had said, he tied a rope to the fish and went off home, pulling it behind him. The chief’s cats smelled the fish and came running out of the houses to get a bit of fish. Soon they had eaten all the fish. By the time he got to the Chief’s house, all he was pulling was the fish bones. Did the chief’s daughter laugh? No, she did not even smile. “You silly, silly boy,” said his mother when she told her what had happened. You should have carried it on your shoulder.” “Don’t worry,” said Sizwe, “I will do so next time.” The next day when Sizwe got to work, he had to clean the cow’s kraal. He worked hard all day. At the end of the day, he was given one of the Chief’s cows to take to his mother. Sizwe was very happy. He remembered his mother’s words,“Carry it home on your shoulder.” Sizwe got down on his hands and knees under the cow. then he pushed and pushed until at last he had the cow on his shoulders. As he staggered past the Chief’s house, the daughter saw Sizwe. He looked so funny! And do you know what happened? She laughed and laughed and laughed. The Chief was so happy to hear his daughter laugh, that he called Sizwe into his house and told him that because he had made his daughter laugh, Sizwe and his mother should live in the kraal. So Sizwe and his mother went to live in the Chief’s kraal. Everybody lived happily ever after."
"Silly Sizwe"
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"My aunt likes an orange dress.          Dad bought it for her. Jjajja likes a blue dress. Dan likes a red van. The baby likes a yellow chair. Customers like red tomatoes. School children are playing games. They wear blue tops. My sister likes a yellow blouse. Jane is wearing her new pink dress. My neighbor likes a yellow cottage.        It looks nice. Insects like green places. My friend and I like green apples.   What colors do you like?"
"What Colors Do You Like"
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"David became a mighty [successful] soldier. Saul appointed David as a commander over soldiers in the army.1 Samuel 18:5 One day, the Israelite army was returning after winning a battle over the Philistine army [ungodly enemy tribe]. As the Israelite soldiers passed by villages, women came out singing and dancing.1 Samuel 18:6 The women sang, “Saul has killed a thousand [many] men, and David has killed ten thousand [many many (more)] men!”18:7 When Saul heard women praising David, he became angry and thought [said] to himself, “They are praising David more than me! Soon they may want David to become king instead of me!” So Saul became jealous.1 Samuel 18:8-9 One day, King Saul was listening to David play music on a harp [stringed instrument]. Suddenly, an evil spirit made Saul angry. Saul grabbed a spear and tried to kill David, but David jumped aside, so the spear missed him.1 Samuel 18:10-11 Later, Saul appointed David as a commander over 1000 [many] soldiers. Saul hoped that David would die in a battle, but the Lord made David victorious in battles. Soon, all the Israelites admired [loved] David. Only Saul hated him.1 Samuel 18:13-17 Saul had a daughter named Michal. She loved David and wanted to marry him. When Saul heard about this, he made a plan to send David to fight Philistines, so that the Philistines would kill David.1 Samuel 18:20-25 Saul said to David, “If you will go kill 100 Philistines, then you may marry Michal.” David went and killed 200 Philistines. After that, Saul allowed David to marry his daughter Michal.18:25-27 Saul had promised Jonathan, “I will not harm your friend David!” But one day, while Saul was listening to David play his harp, again an evil spirit made Saul try to kill David with a spear, but David escaped from Saul’s house.1 Samuel 19:6, 9-10 That night, Saul sent soldiers to hide outside David’s house, and to kill David when he would come out the next day. But Michal learned about this [plot], so she warned David, “You must escape from this house before sunrise!”1 Samuel 19:11 So during the night, David sneaked out of his house through a window, and escaped. Michal put some things [a carved statue] under David’s blankets, and she put goat’s hair [fur] on David’s pillow, so that it seemed as though David were lying in his bed.1 Samuel 19:12, 13 Next morning, the soldiers came into the house asking, “Where is David?” Michal replied, “He is lying in bed, because he is sick!”1 Samuel 19:14-16 When the men opened David’s bed, they knew that he had escaped.1 Samuel 19:14-16 David ran [fled / went] to the town where the prophet Samuel lived, and he told Samuel all that Saul had done to him. Samuel said to David, “Stay here with me!” But when Saul learned where David was staying, he sent soldiers to [try again to] capture David.1 Samuel 19:18-20"
"147 Saul is jealous"
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"Saboo kicked a stone, which roll- ed near a tree.  The tree trunk had fur.  He touched it and looked up, up, up.      He saw two eyes looking down at him. "Hello!  Who are you?" asked a surprised Saboo.     "Hello yourself.  I am a giraffe.  My name is Jojo.  I can play with you.  If you climb up on my back, I will take you for a ride." Saboo climbed up, and away they went, down the road, up the hill, and into town.      Saboo shouted happily, "Jojo, turn right, now left, right again," till they came to his friend Munni's house. It was Munni’s birthday.  The children clapped when they saw Saboo on Jojo's back.       Jojo helped Aunty put up the balloons.  He was sooooooo tall.  It was easy for him. Jojo gave the children rides.  He even played kick ball with them.  It was a fun party.     Everyone sang, "Happy Birthday to you."  Aunty put samosas, gulab jamuns, and ice-creams on the table. Jojo loved the ice-cream, so uncle got him a bucketful of ice-cream.  Jojo finished it all.      It was time to go home.  They said, "Bye Jojo, bye Saboo."      Saboo and Jojo made their way back home.  Mother was standing at the gate."
"Saboo and Jojo"
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"A man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to Jesus, knelt down, and begged him for help. “If you want to,” he said, “you can make me clean.” Mark 1:40 Jesus was filled with pity, and reached out and touched him. “I do want to,” he answered. “Be clean!”Mark 1:41 At once the disease left the man, and he was clean. Then Jesus spoke sternly to him and sent him away at once, after saying to him, “Listen, don't tell anyone about this.Mark 1:42-44a But go straight to the priest and let him examine you; then in order to prove to everyone that you are cured, offer the sacrifice that Moses ordered.”Mark 1:44b But the man went away and began to spread the news everywhere. Mark 1:45a Indeed, he talked so much that Jesus could not go into a town publicly. Instead, he stayed out in lonely places, and people came to him from everywhere.Mark 1:45b A few days later Jesus went back to Capernaum, and the news spread that he was at home. So many people came together that there was no room left, not even out in front of the door.Mark 2:1-2a Jesus was preaching the message to them when four men arrived, carrying a paralyzed man to Jesus.Mark 2:2b-3 Because of the crowd, however, they could not get the man to him. So they made a hole in the roof right above the place where Jesus was. Mark 2:4a When they had made an opening, they let the man down, lying on his mat.Mark 2:4b Seeing how much faith they had, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My son, your sins are forgiven.”Mark 2:5 Some teachers of the Law who were sitting there thought to themselves, “How does he dare talk like this? This is blasphemy! God is the only one who can forgive sins!”Mark 2:6-7 At once Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he said to them, “Why do you think such things? Is it easier to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, pick up your mat, and walk’?Mark 2:8-9 I will prove to you, then, that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, pick up your mat, and go home!”Mark 2:10-11 While they all watched, the man got up, picked up his mat, and hurried away. Mark 2:12a They were all completely amazed and praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”Mark 2:12b"
"Jesus Heals Two Men"
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"They never fought with each other. They helped their parents at home and in the fields. But they were not allowed to go near a fire. They had to do all their work during the night. But one of the boys longed to go out in the sunlight. One day the longing was too strong. His brother and sister warned him... But it was too late! He melted in the hot sun. The wax children were so sad to see their brother melting away. But they made a plan. They shaped the lump of melted wax into a bird. They took their bird brother up to a high mountain. And as the sun rose, he flew away singing into the morning light."
"Момдун балдары"
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"Vaccines contain antigen. Antigen is a part of a pathogen. Pathogen are germs that cause disease. Antigen cause my body to produce antibodies. Antibodies defend my immune system and fight off future pathogen. Being vaccinated won't give me the disease. Being vaccinated will teach my body to build antibodies to protect me against future disease."
"Covid-19 Vaccine"
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"One day a teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?”Luke 10:25:26 The man answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ ”Luke 10:27 “You are right,” Jesus replied; “do this and you will live.” But the teacher of the Law wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”Luke 10:28-29 Jesus answered, “There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, stripped him, and beat him up, leaving him half dead.Luke 10:30 It so happened that a priest was going down that road; but when he saw the man, he walked on by on the other side.Luke 10:31 In the same way a Levite also came there, went over and looked at the man, and then walked on by on the other side.Luke 10:32 But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity.Luke 10:33 He went over to him, poured oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them; Luke 10:34a then he put the man on his own animal and took him to an inn, where he took care of him.Luke 10:34b The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take care of him,’ he told the innkeeper, ‘and when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.’ ”Luke 10:35 And Jesus concluded, “In your opinion, which one of these three acted like a neighbor toward the man attacked by the robbers?”Luke 10:36 The teacher of the Law answered, “The one who was kind to him.” Jesus replied, “You go, then, and do the same.”Luke 10:37"
"The Parable of the Good Samaritan"
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"“I want a small piece of red seaweed,” he demanded. “Where did you see such a thing?” Tami asked. “I saw an angelfish with red seaweed in her mouth. It looked yummy. I want some!” Thomas demanded. Tami quickly fetched her little brother a plateful of delicious food. “Thomas, we don’t eat seaweed. Instead we eat squid, shrimp and the tasty skipback fish.” Thomas folded his fins and shook his head. “No, no, no! I want red seaweed, and I want it now! I am not eating anything else!” Tami knew that red seaweed grew far down in the ocean depths, a place she had never explored. Perhaps her friend, Sally the Seahorse, could help her find this special plant for Thomas. Sally was swimming nearby. She heard Tami’s request and replied with concern, “I could try to find you red seaweed in the waters below, but you know that I swim very slowly. You would have to wait for several days.” Tami the Tuna thought of her little brother’s impatience. Could she wait several days? Tami thanked Sally the Seahorse, and watched her slowly swim away. Next, Tami found her friend, Lance the Lamprey. He was hitching a free ride on a salmon. Tami told him about Thomas’ request. “Would you be willing to swim down to the depths to bring us back some red seaweed?” she asked. “I’m sorry, my dear friend,” Lance replied. “I can’t leave my food to run an errand.” Tami the Tuna was very sad. Who could help her find the red seaweed for her little brother, Thomas? Tami remembered one more friend that might help -- Fia the Flounder. Tami found Fia in shallow water, munching on a cockle inside a shell. "Fia, I urgently need red seaweed for my little brother. Would you be willing to fetch some from the ocean depths below?" she asked. Fia answered, “Yes, I could. But what will you give me in return?” “What would you like?” Tami asked. “I want more cockles in shells,” she said. “Especially cockles in pink shells.” “But,” sputtered Tami, “those pink shells are also down in the ocean depths below." “Pink shells in exchange for red seaweed!”Fia demanded. Tami decided to look for the red seaweed herself. Fearfully she swam downwards. The sunlight grew dim as the water grew colder. The deep water was eerily quiet, and the lack of light made her shiver with fear. She could see very little in the murky water that surrounded her. Then a dim light appeared ahead, and Tami swam towards it cautiously. As Tami swam closer, the water grew brighter.   Tami could see pink shells and small clusters of red seaweed in the sand below. Suddenly, coming straight towards her was a huge fish with the scariest teeth Tami had ever seen. A lamp hung down from his head, shining a light into the deep darkness. Oh no!  It was the dreaded angler fish! Tami turned with incredible speed and darted quickly away. The big fish swam in hot pursuit behind her. He chased Tami right into a large clump of red seaweed. Tami darted down to the sand, then quickly spun upwards, causing the big fish to crash right into the ocean floor. This gave Tami seconds to grab a pink shell and red seaweed, before she fled the terrible danger of the angler fish. Tami swam as quickly as possible towards the ocean’s surface. She passed Fia the Flounder, and then Lance the Lamprey. Finally, she passed Sally the Seahorse, who was moving very slowly and carefully as she descended down into the ocean depths. Tami could see the light of the ocean’s surface, and she felt safe again. Thomas was waiting for her. He was so excited as he swam circles around her, chanting, “Red seaweed, red seaweed, red seaweed!” Thomas grabbed the seaweed, and took one bite. “Yuck! It tastes terrible,” he cried, as he spat it out. Tami smiled quietly to herself. She pulled out the pink shell she had grabbed from the ocean floor. “Oh well,” she whispered. “At least I have this beautiful souvenir for my trouble.” Suddenly, Thomas let out another cry. He was pointing towards a Blue Tang with a piece of kelp in its mouth. “I want one! I want one,” he began to yell. Tami just shook her head and sighed. Be content with what you have.  He who is contented is rich. The end"
"Tuna and the Red Seaweed"
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"Long ago the Dog and the Wallaby were very good friends. They used to go around together and play together. Whatever the Dog did the Wallaby would also do. Whenever the Dog found food he would give half to the Wallaby. One day they both went down to the ocean.  The Dog thought he would play a joke on his friend the Wallaby. The dog dug a hole in the sand. He put his two front legs in the hole and covered them with the sand. The Wallaby saw the Dog and said, "Friend, why are you looking so worried." The Dog answered, "Look.  My front legs are short. I cut them with a knife." The Wallaby was very worried for his friend the Dog, so he cut his two front paws and he brought them and showed them to the Dog. The Dog looked at the Wallaby and laughed and then he pulled his two legs out of the sand. Then he said to the Wallaby, "You are crazy." The Wallaby was very ashamed of what the Dog had done to him, he ran away to the bush and hid and he never wanted to see the Dog again. That is why the Wallaby has two short front paws."
"14 - The Dog Who Tricked the Wallaby - Copy"
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"There was white paint and red paint and green paint and blue paint and yellow paint. The painters were busy. One painter was on a ladder. Another was hanging from the roof on a swing. “Can we help?” asked Veena and Vinay. The painter gave each of them a brush.  “Paint the inside of the gate,” he said to Veena. “Paint the outside of the gate,” he said to Vinay. They picked up two tins of paint and set to work. Veena painted one side of the gate.  Vinay painted the other side of the gate. The paint fell on the ground. The paint fell on the wall. The paint fell on them. At last they finished. They wiped off the paint that had splashed on the ground. They wiped off the paint that had splashed on the wall. They wiped off the paint that had splashed on them. “I love my red gate!” said Veena. “I love my green gate!” said Vinay. “Oh, you have made a two-coloured gate!” cried the painter. “Let us keep it that way!” said Mother."
"Little Painters"
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"So, I get up from bed and pour her a cup of oil. It makes her strong and lively. Then her bus o’copter ar- rives. So I wave goodbye to Tiny Bot as I put her in the elevator launcher to catch the bus o’copter and off she goes. Later, I prepare some tinwhiches for my husband, Papa Bot. He gobbles them up and goes to work. Now it’s time for the housework. When it’s time for lunch I prepare the family’s favorite dish; wire spaghetti with tyre balls and hot silicon sauce. In the afternoon, I help Tiny Bot with her homework. Tiny Bot says, there are only a billion billion stars in the universe, but I tell her, “No my dear, there are only a million billion stars in the universe.” In the evening, I go to the supermarket with Tiny Bot. “Mum”, says Tiny Bot, “Please buy me this tin vest.” “No, my dear,” I say, “yours is still new. Remember, the one that looks like a butterfly.” Oh mom, yells Tiny Bot. “Look at these roller skaters.I want these roller skaters. These heart roller skaters are dream roller skaters.” “No dear, you have enough roller skaters.” “Then I’ll get some new glass lenses for my eyes”. “No” “A hand with seven fingers”. No“Fan like ears”. No Please please please My ear cellular turns red and I say, “No, No No.” Finally, Tiny Bot took a bag of round salted battery crackers. She said, “Mom I’ll take one of these.” I told her, “But dear, round salted battery crackers are bad for your teeth.” Tiny Bot said, “I won’t eat them all in one go, mom. I’ll only take two every day. Please.” Finally, I agreed so a huge smile shone on my Tiny Bot’s face. Oh mom, and tomorrow is Tina Bot’s birthday. May we please buy her a present. I nodded my head, so Tiny Bot asked me, “Mom, Tina Bot loves doll bots. Shall I get her a silver one with a white dress or a white one with a silver dress. You know what the problem is Mom, Tina Bot doesn’t like white and silver together.” Then I told Tiny Bot, “Why don’t we buy this cow bot. It’s lovely with its red laser eyes.” Tiny Bot agreed. “Nine hundred screws and thirty strikes,” said the cashier. But just as we started putting our roller skates in the car copter, Tiny Bot started screaming, “My stomach fans are aching me.” Then Tiny Bot’s eyes went round and round. Her antenna switches went down and her jaws opened up and went tick tick tick tick! When I looked at her hand, I found that Tiny Bot ate all of the battery crackers. I set the car copter to one hundred kilometres per minute and off we set to see the doctor bot immediately. We arrived there after thirteen long seconds because of the traffic jam. Doctor Bot diagnosed Tiny Bot with suctiolenza. The stomach suction fan was broken. Doctor Bot fixed it and asked Tiny Bot to stop eating battery crackers again. When we went home, I gave Tiny Bot her medicine we got from Robomed, the pharmacy nearby. Tiny Bot wept as she took the medicine and said, “This medicine is so salty, please hug me mom.” I wrapped my arms around her waist four times and I gave her a big hug. Then suddenly, my lamps went out, my arms relaxed, my legs went apart, and a weak voice came out of a microphone in my mouth and said… Energy indicator: One percent. To recharge until thirty three percent, Mama Bot needs to sleep for sixty-six minutes. To complete charging until one hundred percent, Mama Bot has to spend some special time. I tell my daughter, “My dear shiny Dear Tinybot,come and help me make an orange copper atom cake. Tiny bot happily turns her head three whole turns and says, “mum when you’re power is full you become the greatest mother. Actually you become a superbot. THE END"
"Mama Bots Special Time"
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"Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.’ Then he will reply from inside, ‘Do not bother me. The door is already shut, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though the man inside will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man’s sheer persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. “So I tell you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”"
"The Friend At Night"
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"Jesus answered, “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins. This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.” Jesus spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. Then he told the man, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam.” So the man went and washed as Jesus said, and then he could see. The man's neighbors and others who had seen him when he was begging, said, "Is that not the man who used to sit here and beg?" The man responded, “Yes, I am the man!” And he told them what Jesus had done and how he could now see. Then they took the man to the Pharisees because Jesus had healed him on the Sabbath. Again the man told his story. Some of the Pharisees said, “This man, Jesus, is not from God; for he is breaking God’s law by working on the Sabbath.” But others questioned, "If he were a sinner, how could he do such works of power?" Finally the Pharisees asked the man who had been blind, “What do you say about him, since he is the one who restored your sight?” The man answered, “I think he is a prophet.” The Jewish leaders were not willing to believe that this man had been blind. They called in his parents and asked them, "Is this your son? Do you say that he was blind from the day he was born? How, then, is he able to see?" His parents replied, "We know that this is our son. We know that he was born blind. Nevertheless, we do not know how he is now able to see. We also do not know who healed his eyes. He is old enough, ask him." Again the Jewish leaders called in the man and said, “You should honor God by telling the truth! We know that this man who healed you is a sinner.” The man replied, “I do not know whether or not he is a sinner. I do know that I was blind, and now I can see.” The Pharisees asked the man to tell them his story again. Then the man exclaimed, “I told you once. Why do you want me to tell you again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” The angry Pharisees said, “You are his disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples!” And they expelled the man from the synagogue. When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man. And Jesus asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” The man replied, “Who is he?” Jesus said, “You have seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking to you.” The man said, "Lord, I believe." Then he went down on his knees and worshiped Jesus."
"130 Jesus Heals a Blind Man"
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"While walking about, he found 3 big, fat, round, juicy pigs. One was building a house of sticks, another was building a house of straw, and the last was building a house of bricks. Mr. Fox was a tiny little fox. He knew that he was too small to capture and eat them. Just as he was about to leave, he heard some someone coming up behind of him. It was Mr. Wolf! Mr. Wolf was was much bigger than Mr. Fox and he was hungry too. You could count his ribs through his skin. Mr. Wolf lurched at Mr. Fox, but he was too fast to be caught! Thinking quickly, Mr. Fox came up with a bright idea. "Don't eat me, Mr. Wolf!" shouted Mr. Fox. "I am sickly and wouldn't be enough to fill you up!" "I am too hungry to care!" growled Mr. Wolf. "I know where you can get lots and lots of meat to eat!" smirked Mr. Fox while pointing at the pigs. "They do look yummy!" Said Mr. Wolf while licking his lips. "All you have to do is catch one so we could eat him up." Said Mr. Fox cunningly. Mr. Fox knew that Mr. Wolf was big enough to get the job done. "Sneak up on the pig in the straw house and grab him!" Said Mr. Fox. You could see the glimmer in Mr. Wolf's eyes as he snuck off to grab the pig. Mr. Fox stayed at a distance as he watched Mr. Wolf chase the pig. However, the pig ran into his house for safety. Mr. Wolf blew down his house but the pig ran to his brother's house. Defeated, Mr. Wolf hung his head and crept back to Mr. Fox. "He got away! I don't know what to do." "Follow him!" exclaimed the fox. "Go and grab him and his brother!" So off Mr. Wolf went again. When the wolf got to the house of sticks, the door was locked. Again, he huffed and puffed and blew the house of sticks down. The house came down and off the two pigs ran to the brick house. The wolf followed. Again, he huffed and puffed, huffed and puffed and huffed and puffed but the house wasnt moving. He got weaker and weaker too, all because he was very hungry. Disappointed, Mr. Wolf went back to Mr. Fox to see what he could do. Scared for his life, Mr. Fox came up with one last bright idea!He marched up to the brick house and pounded on the door. Knock! Knock! Knock! "Go away, Mr. Wolf!" shouted the three pigs. "It is I, Mr. Fox! I am looking for food!" Said Mr. Fox "Well we have a lot!" exclaimed the pigs. "Could you let me in so I could get some?" asked Mr. Fox. "No, we are afraid of the wolf!" "Well he's hungry too! Could he get some food too?" begged Mr. Fox. "As long as he doesn't eat us!" said the pigs Mr. Fox, Mr. Wolf and the three little pigs all sat together around the dinner table and enjoyed some delicious, cheesy pizzas and some yummy tacos. Moral: It is better to ask for what you want rather than to steal it. The End"
"The Fox, The Wolf and The 3 Little Pigs"
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"Manatee:   I am a West African Manatee. This is my river home. I am hungry. Manatee:   Come with me as I search for food. I have to watch out for hunters       when I swim through the river. Manatee:   Hello, Snail!  How are you today? Snail:   I am happy keeping the riverbed clean, but the water is dirty. Manatee:   Oh, too much trash.  I’m sorry, Snail. Manatee:   Hello, Fish!  How are you today? Fish:   I am happy eating bugs, but the water is cloudy. Manatee:   Oh, too much soil from the riverbank. I’m sorry, Fish. Manatee:   Hello, Crab!  How are you today? Crab:   I am happy eating dead river creatures, but the water is smelly. Manatee:   Oh, too many chemicals.  I’m sorry, Crab. Manatee:   Here we are!  I have found some plants to eat.  I eat food that hangs over the water.  I hope that my friends and I will always have this river home. Manatee:   Will you help keep our rivers clean?"
"Our Water Friends"
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"This is Cat.This is Dog. Cat and Dog sleep. Cat and Dog sleep in a house. You can see the moon. You can see the stars. The moon and the stars are in the sky. Then the sun comes up. Cat and Dog look through the window. Cat and Dog see the sun. Cat and Dog go to school with their bags. Then one cloud comes. Then two clouds come. Then three clouds come. Cat and Dog see the clouds. Cat and Dog cannot see the sun. Then the rain comes. The rain comes from the clouds. The rain falls on Cat and Dog. The rain falls on their bags. Cat and Dog cry. Then Elephant comes by. Elephant hears Cat and Dog cry. Elephant sees the rain. Elephant has an umbrella. Elephant gives the umbrella to Cat and Dog. Cat smiles. Dog smiles. Cat and Dog give Elephant a kiss. Cat and Dog and Elephant walk to school. They walk to school through the rain, under the umbrella."
"03 - Cat and Dog and the Rain"
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"He met Choru on the way to the pond. They were best friends who played all day long. Munia saw them marching with their fishing rods. “We are going to the pond to catch fish. Come along Munia, if you wish.” Little Munia thought for sometime. “Please don’t do that,” she said, “without water, the fish will die.” They did not listen to what Munia had to say. They headed to the pond straight away. Kicchu and Choru sat waiting by the pond. Two fish swam across, one thin and another round. Then came the third fish, the biggest one they had seen. Munia said laughing, “It is bigger than Appa’s feet!” Kicchu and Choru held on tight to their rods. Kicchu screamed, “MY FISH!” Choru also screamed, “NO... MY FISH!” Kicchu pulled hard... Choru pulled harder... PHAAATTT! Both the rods broke. THUDDD! Kicchu fell to the ground. SSSPPLAASH! Choru fell into the water. What had happened? What do you think? The fish had tied up both the strings!"
"¡Mi pescado! ¡No, es mi pescado!"
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"My name is Deborah, and I want to teach you about our land.  It gives us food, water, shelter, and space to live. But we must take care of it.  Humans can harm the land. Humans can harm the land by bush fires.  What happens if we are not careful with fires? Humans can harm the land by too much hunting.  What happens if we hunt too many animals? Humans can harm the land by cutting down too many trees.  What happens if we cut down too many trees? Humans can harm the land by pollution.  What are some ways that we make our air and water dirty? Humans can harm the land by too much grazing.  What happens if our animals always eat grass from the same area?  Will you help me take care of our land?"
"Our Land is our Home"
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"She goes to school by bus. She picks up a school bus, one day while in a bus........ She meets Alkatai an activist of an NGO. Vijaya explains her that some boys are teasing and following her from last week. Alkatai then explains her with pictures. And tell her to say NO if somebody touches you at Danger spots........... These are the danger spots. if someone touches you or forces you to do so then say loudly NO or retaliate against it. Vijaya slaps the boys and boys never followed her thereafter."
"Say No"
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"Everyday the crows returned with avocados and fed theie families. Anansi saw the avocados and his stomach rumbled. How could he get the avocadoes? Anansi thought hard. He coverd his bottom with honey. Then he took a piece of clay pot and went to see the crows. “Please, could you help me?” he asked. “I need a hot coal because my fire went out.” The crows went to bring the hot coal. Anansi sat on a large avocado. The avocado stuck to his bottom! Anansi said thank you to the crows, then left. But one avocado wouldn't satisfy Anansi. He returned again and he took another one. The third time, the crows didn't believe him. “Why are you coming to take more coals?” they said. Anansi answered, “When I get to my house, the hot coals have already burnt out!” “Hey! You are lying!” the crows said. “You are only looking for our food!” “That's not true!!” Anansi said crying. The crows felt sorry for him. The next morning, every crows gave him one feather. Anansi and the crows flew together to the avocado tree in the middle of the big river. When he saw the very ripe avocadoes, he wanted all of them to be his. When a crow picked an avocado, Anansi shouted, “That's mine! I saw it first!” and he took the avocado and put it in his bag. He put them in his bag until the crows had none. The crows were angry and they left him by himself. The night was coming! “If I don't want to stay in an avocado tree until Judgement Day,” he said to himself. “I need to fly like the crows.” He took a deep breath, a jumped, and... SPLASH! He fell in the river among the crocodiles. “What is this?” a crocodile said. “It will be so tasty...” “Please, don't eat me!” Anansi said. He cried. “I am a crocodile, don't you see? I was lost a long long time ago and I was not found. You are all my family, but we have never met!” Anansi cried very hard. The crocodiles felt sorry for him. The oldest crocodile said, “We’ll know you’re one of us if you can eat and enjoy mud sauce just like we do." They gave him a pot of dirty brown water. “Just like my grandmother used to make it!” Anansi said. But he made a hole in the ground with his back foot, and a hole in the pot with his front foot. As he pretended to drink the sauce, it oozed down through the pot into the hole beneath his feet. "This is delicious!” Anansi said. He returned the pot. “Wow! Now we know that you are our family!” the crocodiles said. They let Anansi sleep in their house. “Tomorrow I'll tell you the story of my life,” Anansi said. They slept. The next day, Anansi woke up one crocodile. “I want to cross the river. My wife and our children live there. We will tell the story of my life. Will you help me before all of the crocodiles wake up? The crocodile was angry. He was very sleepy. “Please, help me! You swim much faster than I do,” Anansi said. The crocodile agreed. Anansi and the crocodile crossed the river. When they arrived, Anansi hopped off of the crocodile. “I will be right back! Wait for me!” Anansi said. He went along his way. Today, the crocodile is still waiting with his eyes above the water."
"Anansi, yi mahwai, na vwai"
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"Teacher: Thank you, Tevita. Where are they? Annie: (whispering): In the corn garden! Teacher: Thank you, Annie. - They look out the window. - Annie: Look! There’s smoke! Tevita: It’s coming from the kunai! David: Mmmm! It’s almost cooked. Harold: I'm going to eat lots! Teacher (to children): Wait here! - She marches of to the kunai patch. - “Where did you boys get this corn?” Harold: From the Eagles‘ garden. Teacher: From the Eagles‘ garden? Myra: Hey! That is our corn! Teacher: Well, thank you boys for making a fire for the Eagles. Thank you for harvesting their corn and cooking it for them. Now go and wait in the line. - The children all laugh. - Children: Ha! Ha! No corn for you! Teacher (calling): Eagles, Eagles, come and eat your corn, Myra: Come on girls, let‘s go. - They sit around the fire. - Myra: Mmmm! It’s delicious. Annie: Corn! My favourite. Tevita: It’s the best corn I‘ve ever tasted."
"Corn for Lunch"
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"They knew that God had helped them when they longed for their own country and people. He had helped them wonderfully with their studies. He had helped them with their work for the king. He could help them when they were in danger of losing their lives. How brave they were! That was because they knew the 23rd Psalm where it says, “I will fear no evil, for You, Lord, are with me.” But when they were tied up, and soldiers carried them toward the fiery furnace, they looked like they were helpless. As they were thrown into the fire, big flames leaped out and killed the men who had carried them and thrown them in. But what was this? The king, looking in the furnace, did not see their bodies lying in the flames. No, they were free and standing up, and a fourth person was standing and talking to them. God had sent his angel to save them. When all this trouble came, Job was very sad, but he accepted it. He did not blame God. He did not understand why God would allow so many bad things to happen to him and his family. He asked God to tell him why this happened to him, but God did not answer him. Then Satan said to God, “You say that Job is still faithful to you, but let me test him with painful sickness in his body. That will make him curse you. As long as he has his own comfort, he can hold out.” And God said to Satan, “I know that Job will stay faithful to me. Go ahead, but I will not allow you to take Job’s life.” Satan was sure that he would have the victory over Job. Job soon became very sick with sores all over his body. Even Job’s wife gave up. “Job,” she said, “Why don’t you curse God before you die? He isn’t helping you?” But Job was still faithful to God. He would not blame him or say bad things about him. Then some of Job’s friends came to talk with him. They tried to tell him that his troubles must be the result of some sin in his life. Job wouldn’t accept what they were saying. He said to them, “I just want to know why God is allowing all these terrible things to happen to me and why he won’t answer my questions about this.” A man named Paul explained that they had come over to Greece from Asia Minor because he had had a vision from God of a man, who said to Paul, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” And Paul said, “We had been asking God where we should go, and this was how he answered our prayer. So we have come here.” And when the women wondered why they had come, Paul said, “To tell about Jesus, God’s only Son, whom God sent into this world as the promised Anointed One.” The women were so happy to hear that Christ, the promised One had come. They listened long and carefully as Paul told of the wonderful teaching he gave. He told them of the signs and wonders that showed Jesus was truly sent by God. Then Paul explained how Jesus had fulfilled other promises of God that he as the Righteous One would die for our sins. He died on a cross, and three days later he came alive again. “And where is Jesus now?” they asked. “He has gone back to God the Father,” said Paul. “But he told us to tell the Good News that those who believe in Jesus will have forgiveness of their sins and receive eternal life with him.” Lydia was the first to say, “I believe in Jesus and want him as my Savior.” She was the first believer in all of Europe. Luke in writing about this said, “The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.” The members of her household also believed with her, and they were all baptized. Then she invited Paul and his companions to stay in her house while they were in Philippi. All along his mother Eunice had been glad to give Timothy permission to help Paul and for him to teach about Jesus. And Timothy knew how to ask the Lord for help. He was so thankful that Jesus had saved him and given him eternal life.Jesus himself as a boy of twelve was an example of obedience in his home life. We know that when Joseph and Mary returned from their visit to Jerusalem to their home in Nazareth that “Jesus went with them and was obedient to them... and grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man”. He was an example of one who loved and lived the fifth commandment. DAVID KEEPS THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT David listened to his father talk about God and his love for us. He learned from his father that God wants us to love him and love other people. We do this by doing things God’s way. God says, “Do not murder another person.”David as a young man went out day by day to take care of the family’s sheep. When he was alone with the sheep, he would talk to God. And he made up songs about God and God’s way. He would make music and sing his songs. That way he would remember how God wanted him to live. Here was one of his songs:         “The Lord guides the humble         In what is right         And teaches them his way.         All his ways are loving,         And faithful,         For those who keep the demands of God’s way.” Because Joseph worked so hard and so well for this man named Potiphar, he was soon put in charge of all Potiphar’s servants in his house. Then Potiphar’s wife tried to be too friendly to Joseph. He tried to stay away from her, but she would come to him again and again. Then she tried to get Joseph to go in her bedroom, and he ran away from her. This woman was very angry with him because he would not make love to her. He said that would be a great sin which God would not like. So she told Potiphar lies about Joseph. What she said was not true. Potiphar asked Joseph about this. Joseph said to him, “I would never do such things because my God would not want me to do anything like your wife says. I obey my God. Your wife is only for you and no other man.” Potiphar sent Joseph out of his house to a prison. He wondered at what Joseph had said about God. When Jacob was old, he gave blessings from God to his sons and to Joseph’s sons. Joseph had believed God in hard times, and God had given him strength not to give up. He refused temptation, and God rewarded him.When Jesus came to show us more about the 7th Commandment, he said that thinking about doing evil things is just as bad as doing them. Our problem with sin is in our minds first of all. So the Lord Jesus urges us when we pray to God to ask him to lead us away from temptation and to deliver us from evil. That is a prayer that God is delighted to answer for us as we follow him. (Exodus 20:14; Genesis 37, 39-49; Matthew 5:28, 6:13) But Jesus called his disciples over to him and pointed out this poor woman as she was walking away. “I want to tell you something important,” he said. “You have been watching with me as the people have come by with their offerings of money. This widow, who has lost her husband and has no one to take care of her, has really put more into the money boxes than anyone else who has walked by and dropped in money.” How surprised the disciples were! What did Jesus mean? Surely he was mistaken they may have thought. Then Jesus explained to the disciples, “The others you have seen go by and make their gifts have all been giving from what they could easily spare, but I know that this woman when she put in two pennies put in all the money she had to live on.” Then one night when Samuel was sleeping, he was wakened by someone calling his name. He thought it was Eli, so he ran to his room and said, “Here I am. You called me.” But Eli replied, “I didn’t call. Go back and lie down.” A second and a third time Samuel heard his name called, and each time Eli said that he hadn’t called him. The third time Eli knew that it must be the Lord who was speaking to Samuel. He told Samuel that it must be the Lord and that he should answer him by saying, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”The Lord did call again to Samuel, and the boy answered just as Eli had told him to answer God. Then God told Samuel that he was going to punish Eli because he did not correct his two sons. God’s punishment would happen to the two sons and even to other members of the family later on. How surprised and delighted he was! Elisha had been right, and Naaman was well. When he went back to Elisha’s house, this time Elisha met with him. But when Naaman tried to give Elisha a big reward, he refused to take it. He had no desire for gifts. It was God who had told him to send Naaman to the River Jordan and wash in it seven times. It was God, not Elisha, who had taken the leprosy away. Elisha was not greedy. What he wanted most was for Naaman to thank God. Naaman was willing to do this. He believed now that the God of Elisha was the true God for him to serve."
"Literacy International How God Helps Us To Live"
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"The law expert replied that God’s law says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus answered, “You are correct! Do this and you will live.” But the law expert wanted to prove that he was righteous, so he asked, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus answered the law expert by telling a story. “There was a Jewish man who was traveling along the road from Jerusalem to Jericho.” “While the man was traveling, he was attacked by a group of robbers. They took everything he had and beat him until he was almost dead. Then they went away.” “Soon after that, a Jewish priest happened to walk down that same road. When this religious leader saw the man who had been robbed and beaten, he moved to the other side of the road, ignored the man who needed help, and kept on going.” “Not long after that, a Levite came down the road. (Levites were a tribe of Jews who helped the priests at the Temple.) The Levite also crossed over to the other side of the road and ignored the man who had been robbed and beaten.” “The next person to walk down that road was a Samaritan. (Samaritans were the descendants of Jews who had married people from other nations. Samaritans and Jews hated each other.) But when the Samaritan saw the Jewish man, he felt very strong compassion for him. So he cared for him and bandaged his wounds.” “The Samaritan then lifted the man onto his own donkey and took him to a roadside inn where he took care of him.” “The next day, the Samaritan needed to continue his journey.  He gave some money to the person in charge of the inn and said, ‘Take care of him, and if you spend any more money than this, I will repay those expenses when I return.’” Then Jesus asked the law expert, “What do you think? Which one of the three men was a neighbor to the man who was robbed and beaten?” He replied, “The one who was merciful to him.” Jesus told him, “You go and do the same.”"
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"Lara read all the books she had at home and when she finished, she read all the books at school, and then she read all the books at the library. But in her little village, there weren’t enough books to quench Lara’s curiosity. And then something happened... As usual, one weekend Lara took a ride with her father to the city of Ville Belle, to sell vegetables. Her dad drove while she sat tucked in among the vegetable boxes. The man who came to her stand looked rather unusual. He had a very pale face yet his nose and cheeks were as red as the tomatoes she was selling. His eyes were as blue as the sky and his hair as white as milk. He looked at the tomatoes and asked “How much for a tomato?” but it was in a language Lara didn’t understand. Lara shrugged her shoulders and looked down. She couldn’t understand him. So he put his hand in his pocket and got a strange little device. He touched the screen a few times, then he said in her own language, “How much are the toma- toes?” Lara eyes’ opened wide in surprise. How did the man learn these words just by glancing at that little device? The man smiled and showed her his mobile phone and said, “I have a dictionary on here, with so many other things to read as well.” Lara packed up the rest of the vegetables at the end of the day. But she could think of nothing but the man’s phone that somehow held so many dictionaries and books. As she collected her boxes, she saw an ad on one of the empty cucumber boxes. It was the picture of the same phone. It read “Limited time offer – only one hundred dollars. Offer ends at the end of the month. This smart phone provides Internet access and connects you to the whole world for the low price of one hundred dollars!” Special Offer 100 dollars! On the way home, Lara showed her father the ad. She excited asked him, “Dad, can we get it?” Her father replied, “My dear, it will take all our savings to fix our roof. I’m sorry, dear, but we just can’t buy it now.” But Lara was determined to find a way. The next morning, Lara went to see her neighbor, Martin. She asked, “Would you hire me to watch your sheep?” Martin was so bored watching the sheep so, without hestitating, he agreed. Lara took the sheep to the pasture and sat down to watch them, but then she started to read. She dove into the book and forgot about the sheep. She didn’t notice that they had all run away! Martin came back at sunset, surprised to find only two sheep there. His face got red and he and Lara spent the evening looking for the rest of the sheep. Martin refused to pay a penny to Lara. Only five weeks were left on the limited time offer. Lara decided to plant fast growing plants like radishes, onions and lettuce, but would they grow fast enough? After a whole month of planting and watering, Lara was so pleased with her harvest. She collected it with her father and went together to sell it inVille Belle. Lara set up her shop and sold her all the vegetables! Only two radishes, that were stuck together, remained. A man passing by asked her why were they stuck. Lara’s eyes twinkled as she said, “The radishes’ mother left and went to her sister and never returned so their father got married to a beautiful radish with green leaves. From that day on, the two radishes decided to stick together forever so nothing would separate them.” The man gave her one dollar for the radishes and five dollars for her clever story. But on the way home, tears poured down Lara’s cheeks as she counted her money and found she had only collected fifty dollars - she only had half of what she needed! Her father hugged her and said, “I blame the radishes…” reminding her of the saying “Is there anything cheaper than radishes?’” That made them both start laughing and she felt better. There was only one week left on the limited offer and Lara only had half of the money. There was no time to plant more radishes. What else could she possibly do to earn money for the smart phone? Then she remembered the old man and the story of the two radishes. She got an idea. The next day after school, she got a chair and sat in the middle of the playground and said, “I’ll be telling stories every day after school. If you want to attend, each story will cost 50 cents.” On the first day, only three of her friends attended. On the second day, there was only a small crowd and on the third day as well, until… Word of her lovely stories began to spread quickly. Only three days remained until the offer ended. But on the fourth day, many people came to listen to her stories, and not only children. People from the other villages came, too! That weekend, she went to Ville Belle with her father. After she carefully counted, she handed the storekeeper one hundred dollars and then he handed her the smart phone for which she had worked so hard. But does this mean that Lara now knows everything? Special Offer! Well, certainly not, but now she can search and find the answers to her endless questions. The End"
"Lost in the Mists of Time"
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"He assembled all the goats. He wanted to bring them back to the fence behind his compound. "The he-goat will be easily caught there", he thought.When the had brought in the goats, he gave them corn flour. As they ate, he planned how to catch the he-goat. But his fowls also came to eat the flour. They disturbed the goats from eating. He could not catch the he-gaot as easily as he had  thought. He had to make new plans. He decided to corner the goat at one angle of the fence. When the he-goat sensed danger, it ran towards the man with force. Its horns were bent ready to hit him. The man ran for his dear life. When the he-gaot saw that he was running away, it stopped. The man picked up courage and came again for the he-goat. The goat tried to run. But, it got its legs entangled in a rope. It could not move. The he-goat saw that it had lost the battle. There was nowhere else it could run to. This time, the man ran fast towards it. If he wasted time, it could release itself and run away. He caught it and tied a rope around its neck. Then, he tied the other end of the rope to a pole. He called his son to take the other goats to the field. He then put on his nice clothes and wore a hat. The man took the goat, by the rope, to the market. Many other people also came to buy and sell in this market. He sold his goat at a good price. He now had much money. He could go to the hospital to see his wife.The doctor had placed her on a drip. It was connected to her right arm by a long tube. The man paid the hospital bill of his wife. He kept the remaining money to buy food for his family. The whole family was happy when the mother came back. She cooked food for everyone in the house. Bloom Trainees at Nascent office in Yaounde from November 9 to 12, 2020. This author was part of that team."
"The man and the he-goat"
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"Don the dog is sad. Don is sick. Don lays on the mat all day in the sun. Don, can you run? Can you run and run in the sun? Can you play in the sun? Don, do you like water? Do you like pitpit? Don, do you like a hug? Don likes a hug. Don and Anna run and play. Don and Anna run and play in the sun."
"07 - Anna and Don"
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"Where is the one fish going? Two fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the two fish going? Three fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the three fish going? Four fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the four fish going? Five fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the five fish going? Six fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the six fish going? Seven fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the seven fish going? Eight fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the eight fish going? Nine fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the nine fish going? Ten fish swim past the sea horse. Where are the ten fish going? A new fish is here! All the fish have come to say hello. Welcome, new fish!"
"Ya Ka Zahima Maa Chana"
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"The best chair in the house is for me. But sitting on the lap is even better, isn’t it? Cheena is my best friend. I wait for her to return from school. I keep myself clean without water. I do not need a bath like Tommy. Shhh... don’t tell anyone that I am hiding here. 1...2...3... Got you! Ma shouts at me, when I bring some tasty food from the garden. I can climb trees. I can jump. I know all the short cuts here. Sanju lives nearby. He teases me. It makes me very angry. Please tell Sanju that the tiger is from our cat family. We have sharp claws. My friends sometimes make a lot of noise at night. By then I am quietly in bed. Tails can speak! Did you know how animals and birds tell us something by using their tails? A dog wags its tail when it is happy. A cat puffs up its tail when it is angry. Often we say, “As clean as a cat”. This is because cats do not like water, yet they are always keeping themselves clean by licking themselves."
"Clean Cat"
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"After we were done preparing, we started our journey at 7:00am. I looked smart and beautiful. After walking for some metres we got to the bus station but there were no vehicles. It was now 9:00am and no vehicle had shown up. People become so impatient but after a long wait the bus eventually arrived. After four hours of waiting,a bus arrived and we boarded but before the bus could depart a woman came running and requested one of the passengers to alight so that she would get a seat since she was was going for work yet she was very late. No one was willing to stand so that she could get a seat and so I requested my mother if we could vacate the seat for her. My mother agreed and we alighted the bus to wait for another bus. After 10 minutes, another bus arrived and we boarded. The bus was moving very fast and after an hour we arrived to the school that I was going to be admitted. As we got into the school compound, we found a very big queue of parents and their children waiting to be served. Immediately we got to the administration block, we saw that lady who we had vacated the seat for. She was surprised to see us too. She called us and I was admitted without making the queue. We later realized that she was the headteacher of that school. It was because of our humbleness that we were favored."
"The Humble Girl1"
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"I see a cuscus. I see a bat. I see a frog. I see a wallaby. I see a turtle. This animal can run. This animal can climb. This animal can fly. This animal can hop. This animal can jump. This animal can swim. What can I see? I can see a cuscus climb. I can see a frog hop. I can see a cassowary run. I can see a turtle swim. I can see a bird fly. Who can you see jump? Why? Comprehension Questions 1. What animals can you see in this story? 2. Have you seen any of these animals? Which ones? 3. Which animals can run? Can you run? 4. Which animals can climb? Can you climb? 5. Which animals can fly? Can you fly? 6. Which animals can swim? Can you swim? 7. Which animals can hop? Can you hop? 8. What does the man do at the end of the story? 9. Why does he jump? 10. If you saw a snake, what would you do? Activity Draw a picture of your favorite animal."
"What Animals Can You See"
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"aardvark alligator ant anteater antelope armadillo axolotl baboon badger bat bear beaver bee bees  🐝🐝drone ♂️queen ♀️ worker ♀️egglarvapupa beetle bird bison buffalo bugs camel cow cattle   🐄🐄bull ♂️cow ♀️calfcalves capybara cat cheetah chicken chickens 🐔🐔♂️♀️cockerel   🇬🇧 rooster     🇺🇸heneggschick chipmunk cougar coyote crab crocodile deer deer  🦌🦌buck ♂️ stag ♂️doe ♀️fawn dinosaur dodo dog donkey dragon duck eagle elephant elk emu ferret fish flamingo flea frog gecko gerbil germs giraffe gnu wildebeest goat goose  1️⃣ geese  2️⃣ gorilla hamster hare hawk hedgehog hippopotamus horse horses🐎🐎stallion ♂️mare ♀ & foalcolt ♂️filly ♀ hyena ibex ibis iguana insect jackal jaguar 🇬🇧🇺🇸jayjay   🇬🇧blue jay  🇺🇸 jellyfish kangaroo koala Komodo dragon leopard lion lizard llama lobster manatee mole monkey moose moth mouse 🐁 mice  🐁🐁 neneHawaiian goose newt nyala octopus orangutan orca ostrich otter owl panda pantherblack leopard or black jaguar parrot ♂️ peacock♀️ peahenpeafowl penguin pheasant pig pigs   🐖🐖boar ♂️sow ♀️piglets porcupine quail quokka rabbit raccoon rat rhinoceros 🇪🇺 🇬🇧robin 🇪🇺 🇬🇧🇨🇦 🇺🇸robin🇳🇿🇿🇦🇦🇺🇦🇺 snake sheep sheep 🐏🐑ram ♂️ewe ♀lamb shrimp skunk slothsləʊθ  🇬🇧 sloʊθ  🇺🇸 snail spider squirrel starfish swan tiger toad tortoise turkey turtle unicorn urchin vole*Mice have big eyes, big ears and long tails. Voles have smaller eyes, small ears and short tails. Voles are sometimes called 'meadow mice' in the USA. vulture walrus waspyellowjacket   🇺🇸 whale wolf 🐺 wolves 🐺🐺 worm xolo Xoloitzcuintle 'Mexican hairless dog' xerini 'ground squirrels' xaxolotl xox   🐂 oxen 🐂🐂 xfox xlynx xoryx yak zebraˈzɛbrə    🇬🇧 ˈziːbrə    🇺🇸 zebu"
"Animals and moving creatures"
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"Then the Philistine army made war on Israel again. The army camped near the village of Shunem. Saul and all the army of Israel camped on Mount Gilboa. When Saul saw how large the Philistine army was, he was terrified. Saul asked the Lord what he should do. But the Lord refused to answer. So Saul told his advisors, “Find a woman who can talk to the spirits of the dead, a medium, so I can ask her what I should do.” Now Saul had already exiled all the mediums and wizards from the land of Israel. Yet, the servants knew there was a woman medium living in the village of Endor, and they told Saul about her. Saul put on different clothes so no one would know who he was and went to see her that night. Saul said to her, “Call up the spirit of the man I name.” But the woman was suspicious. So she said, “Why are you setting a trap for me? You know that King Saul has forbidden anyone to speak to the spirits.” But Saul promised her that she would not be punished. So she asked him, “Whose spirit do you want me to call up?” “Call up the prophet Samuel,” Saul replied. The woman saw Samuel, so Saul asked her to describe his appearance. Then Saul knew at once that it was Samuel. Saul said, “Samuel, I am in great trouble. The Philistines are at war with me. God will not answer me. So, I have called for you to tell me what I should do.” Samuel replied, “The Lord is tearing your kingdom away from you to give to David because you disobeyed Him. The Philistines will defeat you and the army of Israel, and tomorrow you and your sons will be here with me.” When Saul heard the words of Samuel, he was terrified. Just as Samuel had said, the Philistines fought the Israelites and defeated them. They killed many Israelites and those who survived fled. The enemy also killed Saul's three sons, including Jonathan. Saul had been severely wounded by an arrow. He did not want to be captured alive so he said to his armor bearer, “Kill me with your sword.” But his armor bearer would not. So Saul killed himself by his own sword. The next day the Philistines found the bodies of Saul and his sons on Mount Gilboa. They cut off Saul’s head, and they fastened his body and the bodies of his three sons to the wall of the city of Beth-shan. When the Israelites who lived in Jabesh- gilead heard about this, some of their bravest men went to Beth-shan and took down the bodies. Then they buried the bones of Saul and his sons near a large tamarisk tree in Jabesh-gilead. After David mourned for Saul and Jonathan, he moved to Hebron. Then the men of Judah came to David and poured olive oil on his head to show that he was their king. Seven years later the people made David king over all of Israel."
"050 The Death of Saul"
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"Job had seven sons and three daughters. Verse 4 says Job’s sons took turns giving feasts. They would always invite their three sisters. Job would pray and make sacrifices on the mornings afterward. He didn’t want happy parties in his family to hide any sin, any word or thought against God.                               *   *   *   *   *   * A special time came. Heavenly beings were to appear before God, and Satan (the Devil) came with them. The Bible doesn’t say when, or where. God asked Satan, “What have you been doing?” “I have been walking here and there, roaming around the earth,” said Satan. “Did you notice my servant Job?” the Lord asked. “There is no one on earth as faithful as he is. He worships Me and is careful not to do anything evil.” Satan accused Job before the Lord. He said that Job’s goodness was not real. “Suppose you take away everything he has -- he will curse you to your face.” God took away everything Job had, even his children, then his health. This was a test of Job’s faithfulness. Three friends came to stay with Job. Their names were Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar. They sat with him but said nothing. They wanted to honor him. They were afraid that any words they said would make him feel worse. For seven days they shared his grief in silence. Job’s wealth and his family were gone in one day. They were wiped out. But Job did not blame God. “The Lord gave, and now He has taken away,” Job said. “May His name be praised.” (Job 1:21). Job “passed” the first test. Another day came for the heavenly beings to meet God. Satan was there as before. God praised Job for being faithful to Him. Satan said God was wrong. “Now if you hurt his body he will curse you to your face,” Satan said. God allowed a sickness to attack Job. This was a second test. Argument was sometimes loud around Job and his friends. Finally a young man walked by and heard the voices. He sat down. His name was Elihu. He seemed to understand Job better than the three friends did. He would not speak at first because he wanted to respect older people, since Job and his friends were older than Elihu was. Then Elihu said Job had sinned but that God’s punishment could make Job strong. He spoke much like James and Paul in the Bible’s New Testament. The record of this talk goes on for at least 35 pages in the Bible. Why for so long? For centuries people have asked why good people suffer. The book of Job takes time. It gives some answers. Other religions have other answers. But none of these other religions tell about a Father who gave His Son to die for us because He loves us. God said Job's friends should be punished, but God said Job would pray for them, and he did. God rewarded Job. Once again, Job was the “greatest man in the East.” His story has lasted for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest stories in the Bible. Because Job accepted God’s wisdom and was sorry for questioning God, his life and family were made new. We can guess that Job’s body was healed. He had new sons and daughters. There were no women in the world as beautiful as his daughters. (42:15) With all his suffering, Job remained faithful to God. He asked questions and showed anger but he never turned away from God."
"Literacy International Job"
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"The island is high. The island has lilies. The island has salt. This island is ready."
"The Island"
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"Wash your body. Wash your clothes. Wash your sores. Brush your teeth. Wash your hair. Drink plenty of water."
"Water and Personal Hygiene"
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""But how will you go to town?" asked his friend.  "I will hop on a PMV," he replied, and off he went to find one. Soon a PMV came down the road.  Froggie tried to jump on but he jumped too far.  Away went the PMV without Froggie. "Now how will you go to town?" asked his friend.  "I will hide in the headmaster's rucksack," he replied, and off he went to find one. When payweek came the headmaster left for town but he forgot his rucksack.  Away went the headmaster without Froggie. "Now how will you go to town?" asked his friend.  "I will ride in the coffee bags that are going to town," he replied, and off he went to find them. Froggie hid in one of the coffee bags but the truck was so full that all the bags were not taken.  Away went the coffee truck without Froggie. "Now how will you go to town?" asked his friend.  "I will ride on the wings of a hawk," he replied, and off he went to find one. Froggie rode on the wings of a hawk until a strong wind came and blew him off.  Away flew the hawk without Froggie. "Now how will you go to town?" asked his friend.  "I will go to town by myself!" he replied, and so off to town he hopped. Froggie hopped, and he hopped, and he hopped and he hopped. And finally he got to town.  "Where are the big fat town flies?" Froggie asked a town frog. "Big fat flies?  Why, the big fat flies are not in the town," replied the town frog.  "We only have small ones in town.  The big fat ones are in the bush." Then away hopped the town frog without Froggie."
"(36d) Froggie Seeks the Good Life"
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"But Jonah set out in the opposite direction in order to get away from the Lord. He got on a ship sailing away from Nineveh hoping he would escape from the Lord. As the ship sailed, the Lord sent a powerful wind, and a violent storm came up. The storm was so violent that the ship was about to break apart. The frightened sailors cried out to their gods to save them from drowning. Then they threw the cargo overboard to lighten the ship’s load. They hoped that doing this would keep the ship from sinking. But the storm got worse. Then Jonah told the sailors, “I know this storm is happening because I have fled from the Lord. He is the God of heaven who made the land and the sea. Throw me into the sea, and it will become calm.” The sailors did not want to hurt Jonah, so they tried desperately to row the ship to land. But the storm was so violent that they could not do it. So they picked him up and threw him into the sea. Immediately the sea became calm! The sailors were amazed and frightened. They feared the Lord, offered a sacrifice to Him, and vowed to serve Him. The Lord sent a huge fish to swallow Jonah so he did not drown in the sea. Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights. While he was in the fish’s belly, Jonah prayed to God and God rescued him from death in the sea. From inside the fish Jonah thanked God for saving him. He promised to worship only God. Jonah said, “With shouts of praise, I will offer a sacrifice to you, my Lord. I will keep my promise because you are the one with power to save.” Then the Lord ordered the fish to vomit Jonah out onto dry land. Then God told Jonah “Go to the huge city of Nineveh and deliver my message.” This time Jonah obeyed God and he went to Nineveh. On the he day arrived, he began to proclaim, “Forty days from now, Nineveh will be destroyed!” The people of the city believed God’s message. The king declared a fast and told the people to turn away from evil and violence and pray urgently to God asking that he not destroy them. Then Jonah went out of Nineveh and sat on the east side of the city. He built a shelter there and sat in it while he waited to see what would happen to the city. The Lord made a vine to grow up to shade Jonah from the sun and ease his discomfort. Jonah was very grateful for the vine. But the next day God caused a worm to kill the vine. The hot sun shone down on Jonah’s head and made him weak. He asked that he might die. Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have a right to be angry about this vine?” Jonah answered, “Yes, I do!” Then God said, “Jonah, you were concerned about that vine, even though you didn’t take care of it or make it grow. It just grew up one night and withered the next. Then surely I should care about what happens to the great city Nineveh.”"
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"I am with you and you are with me. A journey is fun with our family. I’ll keep you cosy like a mother hen. She keeps her chicks warm under her wing. If the rain starts to fall down from the sky, like that good hat I’ll keep your face dry. If storm clouds get angry and grumble and moan, be brave, why cry? You’re not alone. We’re walking together so we never get bored. Look up! Look around! See where we’ve explored! If you see something that’s funny to see, I don’t want to miss it. Please share it with me! If your feet start to hurt from the distance we’ve passed, don’t worry, we’ve made it! Here’s the clinic at last. We all need to check our throat, lungs and ears. Get strong as you grow. It’s no reason for tears. Do you think it's scary? Here, hold my hand. She'll check your blood pressure with this clever armband. They give us our medicine,  tell us what we should know,  to keep us all healthy. Now back home we go. It’s okay to be tired. There’s so much we’ve seen. Now it’s your bedtime. Sleep well and sweet dreams. Check Your UnderstandingWhere was mother going?She was going to the clinic.She was going to the market.She was going to the ocean."
"37 Walking Together"
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"There once was a python, who stayed in its place. It came out of the jungle and coiled by the path. It hoped to strike at a mouse. It hoped to strike at a flying squirrel. It hoped to strike at a dog. And it hoped to strike at me! It squeezed and swallowed the mouse. It squeezed and swallowed the flying squirrel. It squeezed and swallowed the dog. But it didn't squeeze me!"
"একটি অজগর"
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"Latini was an old man who lived a very good life. Everyone in his village loved him very much because he was very kind and respected everyone and he would go to church often to pray. Every time he sat down by the bank of the big river that ran by their village, many men would come and sit down with him to hear all the wonderful stories he told. One day, a big cyclone hit Latini's village. Very heavy rain fell and a very strong wind blew. Everyone in the village ran away into the bush and they called Latini to follow them but because of Latini's strong faith in Jesus he said, "You go, Jesus will come and save me." The rain continued to fall and the wind blew and blew. Latini climbed up onto the roof of his house because the river was rising rapidly. Up on the roof Latini closed his eyes and prayed. A short time after he had prayed, a log came floating by and people were hanging onto it. When they saw Latini they said, "Latini, swim over here. You can hang onto this log with us because the river is still rising." But Latini said, "You go, Jesus will come and save me." A short time later, a small canoe arrived with two men inside it. When the two saw Latini they shouted out, "Latini swim and get in the canoe because the river is still rising." But Latini said, "You go, Jesus will come and save me." A little later, an outboard motor canoe came and when the people saw Latini, they begged him to come and climb into the canoe because the roof of his house was almost submerged under the water. But Latini said, "You go, Jesus will come and save me." When the outboard motor canoe left the river rose more and Latini was floating now. He tried to swim but his arms quickly became tired. Old man Latini drowned and died. He waited for Jesus but Jesus didn't come to save him.      When Latini's soul arrived at heaven's gate, he asked Jesus, "Jesus, why when I asked you for help, you didn't help me?""
"কামাল"
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"White blood cells live inside your body. We are so tiny you cannot see us. We have many, many, many twin brothers and sisters. All of us white blood cells protect your health! Some people have difficulty breathing. Some people have died.Have you heard about the COVID-19 virus that started making people sick in December 2019? That virus enters a person's nose or mouth. Then it goes to their lungs. It causes dry cough and fever. Other viruses make a lot of liquid come out of your nose.There are many different viruses.Still other viruses make you cough, have a fever and ache all over.Some viruses don't hurt you at all. Yes, it is your white blood cells!Do you remember who helps you fight against viruses and bacteria? There are also many bacteria. Some cause you to have diarrhea. Some can make it hard for sores on your body to heal. Some can make you cough and have a fever. There are also many bacteria. Some cause you to have diarrhea. Some can make it hard for sores on your body to heal. Some can make you cough and have a fever. How do you think that bacteria and viruses get into your body? Look at your hands! Do you see any bacteria or viruses on them? Viruses and bacteria are very tiny. They are tinier than us white blood cells that fight them! Your hand can have more than a million virus and bacteria living on it! If you rub your nose, some virus go into your nose. If you touch your lips, some go into your mouth. Then they make many, many, many copies of themselves. And they try to make you sick. Do you remember who can help you stay healthy? Yes, it's all of us white blood cells! As soon as I see a virus, I tell all the other white blood cells. We all get ready to fight. Each white blood cell can destroy many viruses. Hooray! Many of the viruses are ones we know. We easily destroy viruses that we already know. But when we find a new virus, we struggle to fight it. Many of us may die as we fight. When many white blood cells die, you get a fever.We continue fighting and usually we win. Then your fever goes away. Doctors can help us know new viruses. A doctor can give you a shot called an vaccine. The vaccine tells us white blood cells all about the new virus. That helps us fight new viruses better. Your skin also helps in fighting viruses and bad bacteria. Your skin keeps bad bacteria and viruses out! You can play in the dirt or work hard in the garden and you do not get sick. Your skin prevents the viruses from going into your body. 1. Wash your hands often and well.4. Do what your parents and doctors tell you.3. Eat healthy food.2. Protect yourself and others from coughs and sneezes.We need your help to fight the bacteria and viruses. Will you help us? Here are four important things you can do: When you wash your hands well, fewer virus and bacteria enter your body. That helps us fight well.Many viruses enter your body through your mouth and nose. Washing your hands keeps bacteria and viruses out of your mouth and nose! Here is a good way to wash your hands:6. Hold one wristand twist back and forth five times. Hold the other wrist and do the same. 5. Grab one thumb and rub it around and slide up and down. Grab the other thumb and do the same.4. Put your fingers straight and rub your palms ten times.3. Put your hands together with fingers bent and rub ten times.2. Rub soap onto your hands.1. Pour water over your hands. 7. Rub the back of each hand five times.Try to create a song to help you remember how to wash your hands! When do you think you should wash your hands? Try to name some before you turn the page! 7. Rub the back of each hand five times.11. Dry your hands using a clean cloth. 10. Pour clean water over your hands to rinse off the soap. The viruses and bacteria also get rinsed off!9. Rub the tips of your fingers on one palm five times, then rub the tips of your other fingers on the other palm.8. Rub the knuckles against one palm five times, then rub the others. 1. Wash hands whenever you come in from outside. Here are the six times you should wash your hands:6. Wash hands before you touch or rub your eyes, face, mouth or nose. 5. Wash hands before you eat or drink. 4. Wash hands after you sneeze, cough or blow your nose.3. Wash hands after you use the toilet. 2. Wash hands whenever they are dirty. Try to name the four important ways you can help us! Did you do it?The second most important thing is to protect yourself from coughs and sneezes. When a sick person sneezes, millions of virus particles fly out of their mouth. They float in drops of water. They look for another person to make sick! If you are sick, don't go near to other people. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, but don't use your hand! Cover your mouth and nose with a paper tissue or bend your arm over your mouth. When you use a tissue to blow your nose, throw it away. Then wash your hands well. You can also wear a mask over your mouth and nose. If you go near sick people, cover your mouth and nose with a mask. Ask them to wear a mask. When they are well, you can hug them again. If other people are sick, do not go near them. Don't kiss or hug them. Make a card to show them that you love them. Try again to name the four important things! I know you can do it.Here is the third one. Eat healthy food. Healthy food gives your white blood cells strength and energy to fight viruses and bad bacteria. Every day, eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Every day, eat some meat, eggs, tofu, beans or nuts. Do not eat many sweet things. What is the fourth important thing? Yes, listen to your parents and the doctor!If you feel sick, tell your parents or teacher right away. If they take you to the clinic, listen carefully to the doctor or nurse. What the doctor says is very important. Do everything they tell you. Drink plenty of warm drinks. Get plenty of rest. That will help your white blood cells to fight the viruses and bacteria better. Can all of us white blood cells depend on you to help us fight those bad bacteria and viruses? Look at the pictures on this page and say again the four important things you can do to help us fight viruses.4. Do what your parents and doctors tell you. 3. Eat healthy food. 2. Protect yourself and others from coughs and sneezes.1. Wash your hands often and well. All of us white blood cells are working hard to protect you so that you don't get sick. Please help us to fight the viruses and bacteria!"
"Fight the Virus!"
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"Copyright © 2020, Text by Sue Hasselbring. Illustrations Copyright © 2020 by Twila J. Farmer All Rights Reserved"
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"I see a white duck looking at me! White duck, white duck what do you see? I see a green bird looking at me! Green bird, green bird what do you see? I see a black karabau looking at me! Black karabau, black karabau, what do you see? I see a white cat looking at me! White cat, white cat what do you see? I see a red chicken looking at me! Red chicken, red chicken what do you see? I see many children looking at me!"
"A Ina Toto"
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"I am Bintu.  This is my friend, Bingo, the puppy. I like to tease Bingo.   I tell him that I am better than he. He does not like it. “Look!  I have a nose!” I say. “Woof!” says Bingo. That means he has a nose too. “Look!  I have ears!” I say. “Woof!” says Bingo. That means he has ears too. “Look!  I have eyes!” I say. “Woof!” says Bingo. That means he has eyes too. “Look!  I have a tongue!” I say. “Woof!” says Bingo. That means he has a tongue too. “Look!  I have can dance on my legs!” I say. “Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof!” says Bingo.  That means he has legs too. “Look!  I can think!” I say. “Wooooooof!” says Bingo.  That means he can think too. “Look!  I have hands!” I say. “Grrr...” says Bingo and turns around to show me his tail.  That means he has a tail and I don’t. But I love Bingo, and he loves me! Can you name all these parts of your body?"
"Buˇhtm hawˇ-eu Aˬnaˆ"
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"My dog name is nido My dog is white I love my dog"
"میرا پیارا کُتا"
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"This page has a picture of a comb.It is colorful. This page has a picture of a mother and a young girl talking while sitting on the floor.Aling Mimay gave it to her. This page has a picture of a mother.Aling Mimay is the mother of Pipay. This page has a picture of a market where people are selling and buying goods.She bought the comb in Tagaytay. This page has a picture of a girl with a smile on her face.Pipay is very happy because of the comb given by her mother.                    THE END"
"Ang Sudlay ni Pipay"
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"“Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other man was a tax collector.” “The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed. He said, 'God, I thank you that I am not a sinner like everyone else.’ “’I am certainly not like this tax collector or other men, who steal and do what is wrong.’ “’To please you I go without eating two days every week. And I also give back to you a tenth of everything I earn.’” “But the tax collector stood at a distance and would not even look up towards heaven as he prayed.” “Instead, he beat himself on his chest in sorrow and said, ‘O God, please have pity on me! I am such a sinner!’” Then Jesus said, “I tell you it was the tax collector, not the Pharisee, who went home forgiven.” “Whoever tries to put himself above others will be humbled, but whoever humbles himself will be honored.”"
"135b Two Men Pray"
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"Then the centurion heard about Jesus. So he sent some of the Jewish elders to ask Jesus to come and heal his servant. They came to Jesus and said, “This Gentile man really deserves your help.  He loves our people and he himself built a synagogue for us.” So Jesus went with the men towards the centurion’s house. When the centurion saw them coming, he quickly sent out some friends with a message for Jesus. “Sir, don't trouble yourself. I do not deserve to have you come into my house, neither do I consider myself worthy to come to you in person. Just give the order, and my servant will get well.” “I, too, am a man placed under the authority of superior officers, and I have soldiers under me. I order this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; I order that one, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and I order my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Jesus was surprised when he heard the centurion’s message. He turned around and said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, I have never found faith like this, not even in Israel!” Then the men who had been sent went back to the centurion’s house and found his servant well."
"Ri Jesús nuꞌon sanar jun ache ru-esclavo jun capit"
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"‘I’m going to tell you a special story, about a girl named Lory Dory.’ You couldn’t see Lory Dory at all because she was born invisible. You’d only see Lory when rain hit her head, or when she was curled under blankets in bed. ‘Look, it’s Lory. The Imaginary Friend! She’s not like us, she’s just pretend!’ One day at school, a boy wanted to know: ‘How do you look? I only see you in snow.’ ‘Can you paint yourself?’ Lory knew that she could. Lory painted her body with all that she loved from the world all around and the sky up above. She painted herself every day with such pride, to bring out the person who she was inside. ‘I know I’m invisible and hard to see. So I painted these pictures to show the real me.’ ‘Are you making this up, Gramps? Is this story true?’ ‘Lory is real – real as me, real as you.’ ‘Are you making this up, Gramps? Is this story true?’ ‘Lory is real – real as me, real as you.’ When Grandpa had left me, I can’t quite be sure, but I think I saw Lory just outside my door."
"Lory Dory"
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"Her parents used to send her to collect firewood near the forest, but with caution not to go inside the forest for the forest was full of dangerous animals and ogres. As she looked inside the forest she saw a big dry log lying on the ground. One day Mwari went to collect firewood as usual. She took the axe and entered into the forest. As she started cutting the fallen tree into pieces she heard a big sound asking,” who is touching my firewood?” Mwari was so scared, she tried to run but the ogre grabbed her by hand. It told her she will make it’s lunch meal by boiling in a big pot. Her screams alerted other villagers who had come to collect firewood too. They ran back to the village and informed the village warriors who went to the forest to fight the ogre. Although many of them were injured they managed to rescue her. She learnt her lesson to obey what she was told."
"Mwari and the ogre"
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"Copyright © 2014, Kapolondo"
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"Today I am not going to school. It’s a holiday! Today I’m not going to watch TV. There’s no electricity anyway. What am I going to do today? Today I’m going to listen to my body! First I have to be quiet.  Very quiet. Yes, now I can hear my breath. In and out ... in and out .... I can make my breath softer: whhhhoo! Or louder: sh-sh-sh-sh-shooo! Now see?  My heart is beating faster!  Doodoom, doodoom! If I put my fingers on my wrist, I can hear my pulse. I can hear myself laughing! Ha ha ha ha haaa! And crying! Boo hoo hooo! And clapping!   Tap tappa tap tap! But most of all, I can hear my belly rumbling: grrr.... It’s saying, “Feed me, feed me!” And my nose hears cakes frying in the kitchen! It’s fun listening to my body. But now what I want to hear is ... Now it’s your turn!  Can you hear your body make all these sounds? Clap!  Whistle! Stomp! Check Your Understanding!   1. What is the little girl doing today? 2. What part of her body did she listen to first? 3. How did she make her heart beat faster and louder? 4. What other sounds did she hear her body make? 5. What sound did she want to hear at the end? 6. Do you ever stop and listen to your body?"
"আমি আমার শরীরের কথা শুনি"
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"Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But the expert, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him up, and went off, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, but when he saw the injured man he passed by on the other side. So too a Levite, when he came up to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan who was traveling came to where the injured man was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. He went up to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever else you spend, I will repay you when I come back this way.’ Which of these three do you think became a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” The expert in religious law said, “The one who showed mercy to him.” So Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”"
"Le bon samaritain"
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"Each morning, Bibi Butterfly said hello. And Manto Mantis always waved. At school, she played with lots of friends. But Lara wanted to be like the other ladybirds. “I wish I had red wings like you, Mama,” she cried. So one day, to cheer her up, Lara’s mother painted her wings bright red. The next morning, nobody greeted Lara on her way to school. And when she got there, none of her friends said hello. Lara sat all alone. No one noticed her new red wings. Until Miss Miya spotted her and said: “You’ve painted your lovely yellow wings!” Lara’s classmates were shocked. “Your wings are special!” “Lara,” Miss Miya said, “your yellow wings are what make you you. Like Sipho’s spot … and Sally’s legs.” Back home, Lara took a long bath and scrubbed until her golden wings gleamed. “I’ll never paint my wings again!” she thought. Except, maybe once or twice … To try a bit of purple … or something nice. But not for ever and just for fun."
"Lara the Yellow Ladybird"
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"Copyright © 2016, Book Dash"
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"Agnes uses crutches to walk. When I went to town, I saw Kenneth. He is a radio DJ. Kenneth has albinism. He has problems with his eyes and with his skin. My neighbour is Esther. She is a farmer. Esther has a problem with hearing. She speaks using Sign language. Timothy is the best soccer player in my school. I like to watch him play. Timothy lost his hands in an accident. However, he scores many goals for his team! My sister Jackie plays sports. She is stronger than my brother! I know that people with disabilities can do anything. Every person has different abilities. We can all work, play and have fun!"
"(22d) Different Abilities"
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"Their crisp and crunchy rhythm, The little joys they bring, When I run over them I hear them rustling. It's the month of joy and giving, And jam rolls to share, Summer's come to an end, Autumn's in the air!"
"Autumn's In The Air"
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"Copyright © 2016, Lucyanne Maria Anthony"
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"After a very long journey to the land where Abraham’s relatives lived, God led the servant to Rebekah. She was the granddaughter of Abraham’s brother. Rebekah agreed to leave her family and go back with the servant to Isaac’s home. Isaac married her as soon as she arrived. After a long time, Abraham died and all of the promises that God had made to him in the covenant were passed on to Isaac. God had promised that Abraham would have countless descendants, but Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, could not have children. Isaac prayed for Rebekah, and God allowed her to get pregnant with twins. The two babies struggled with each other while they were still in Rebekah’s womb, so Rebekah asked God what was happening. God told Rebekah, “Two nations will come from the two sons inside of you. They will struggle with each other and the older son will serve the younger one.” When Rebekah’s babies were born, the older son came out red and hairy, and they named him Esau. Then the younger son came out holding on to Esau’s heel, and they named him Jacob."
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"One day the LORD spoke to Jonah son of Amittai. He said, “Go to Nineveh, that great city, and speak out against it; I am aware of how wicked its people are.”Jonah 1:1-2 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. Jonah 1:3a He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port.Jonah 1:3b After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.Jonah 1:3c Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.Jonah 1:4-5 But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. Jonah 1:6a The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us, and we will not perish.”Jonah 1:6b Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.Jonah 1:7 So they asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?”Jonah 1:8 He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land.”Jonah 1:9 This terrified them and they asked, “What have you done?” (They knew he was running away from the LORD, because he had already told them so.)Jonah 1:10 The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?”Jonah 1:11 “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.”Jonah 1:12 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. At this the men greatly feared the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to him.Jonah 1:15-16 But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.Jonah 1:17 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.Jonah 2:1, 10 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”Jonah 3:1-2 Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city—a visit required three days. Jonah 3:3 On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.” Jonah 3:4 The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.Jonah 3:5 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened.Jonah 3:10"
"Jonas Aprann Obeyi Bondye"
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"Read or listen to John 1:19 - 28 1.  In verse 23, what did John the Baptist say        about himself? 2.  What did John the Baptist say about Jesus? Read or listen to John 1:29 - 51 1.  What does John the Baptist call Jesus in      verse 29? Read or listen to John 2:1 - 11      Do you enjoy weddings?  They are usually very happy occasions.  In Israel at this time, a wedding usually lasted several days.  At this wedding, Jesus, his disciples, and his mother were among the guests. 1.  What problem came up at this wedding?      Who came to Jesus for a solution? 2.  What did Jesus say? 3.  What challenge did Jesus give the Jews in verses 18 and 19?      What did the people think he was talking about?      What did Jesus really mean? 4.  While at the Passover Feast many people saw the miraculous signs of Jesus and believed in his name.  How did Jesus feel about this? What do you think Jesus wants from you? Read or listen to John 3: 1 - 21 1.  Who came to see Jesus?      We are not sure why he came at night.  He may have been busy during the day, or it was too difficult to get to Jesus with the crowds around him, or, he may have not wanted to be seen by those he worked with. 2.  What did Jesus say Nicodemus had to do to see the kingdom of God? 3.  What was Nicodemus' answer in verse 4? 4.  Jesus said the Spirit was like what?"
"John 1 - 3   The Word Became Flesh"
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"The cat thought if she eats enough fishes, she will grow up and become a tiger."
"Cat Dreams"
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"Comprehension questions: 1) Where is baby? 2) How did baby feel at the beginning of the story? 3) What things did Mama do to calm him down? 4) What did baby need the most? 5) How will baby feel when he wakes up?"
"03 Baby Who Cried"
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"Jacob loved one wife the most. Her name was Rachel. Rachel could not have children for many years. It made her very sad. Finally after the other wives had given Jacob ten boys and one girl already, Rachel got a baby boy! He was named Joseph. Jacob loved Joseph more than all the other children. Some years later Rachel got another baby boy, too! He was named Benjamin. But then a very sad thing happened. When Benjamin was born, Rachel died. Jacob's heart was broken. Now he loved Joseph and Baby Benjamin even more.     "Joseph and Benjamin are all I have left of Rachel!" said Jacob. Joseph's ten older brothers felt bad.    "Father loves Joseph more than us," they said. "It's not fair. We are his sons, too."    One day Jacob made a special coat just for Joseph. The coat had many beautiful colours. The other brothers did not get new coats like Joseph. They felt worse. Joseph felt very special with his new coat. He also felt very special because he had special dreams.    One time Joseph dreamed that he was in the wheat fields with his brothers. Every brother had a sheaf of grain he was harvesting. Then the sheaves of Joseph's eleven brothers all bowed down to his sheaf. Another time Joseph had a dream that he was looking at the sky. Then the sun, the moon and eleven stars all bowed down to him.    Joseph told his father and his brothers his dreams.    "What do you think your dreams mean?" they asked him, "Do you think we will all bow down to you?"    Joseph's brothers were angry. Now they really hated Joseph. One day Jacob said to Joseph, "Your older brothers are all out in the wilderness taking care of the sheep. They have been gone many days. I want you to take this food and go visit them. Then come back and tell me how they are doing."    "Yes, Father!" said Joseph. He wore his beautiful coat and set off to carry the food to his brothers and check on them. Joseph's brothers saw him coming while he was still far away. They began to complain about him.    "Here comes that dreamer!" said Levi.    "I hate him!" said Dan.    "Me, too!" said Judah.    "Let's kill him!" said Simeon.    "Wait, we can't kill him!" said Reuben, "I hate him, too. But we can't kill our own brother!"    Some of the brothers agreed with Reuben. Some agreed with Simeon. When Joseph came close his angry brothers grabbed him.    "Did you come to spy on us? Did you come for us to bow down to you?"    "No!" yelled Joseph, "Let me go!"    "Let's throw him in that old dry well!" said Reuben. "He can die there without us actually killing him!" But Reuben was really thinking that he could save Joseph later.    Joseph's brothers ripped his beautiful coat off his back. They threw Joseph into the old dry well.    "No!" screamed Joseph. Joseph hit the rocks at the bottom of the old dry well. He got cuts and bruises from the rocks. "Brothers!" he shouted, "Help me get out! Please!"    "Should we really leave him to die?" asked Issachar.    "If we let him out now, he will tell father and we will have a big mess!" said Asher.    "Of course we can't let him out!" said Simeon, "I still say we should kill him now!"    "We can't kill a brother!" said Reuben. He stomped away angrily. "Reuben is right," said Judah, "We can't kill a brother."    "But if he dies in the well, won't it still mean we killed him?" said Gad.    "I'll think of something..." said Judah. "Give me some time."    From the bottom of the old dry well Joseph was screaming, "Brothers! Let me out!" All night Judah tried to think of a plan. All night Simeon sharpened his knife and looked for big stones. All night Joseph fought scorpions in the bottom of the old dry well and screamed, "Brothers! Let me out!"    In the morning Zebulun said, "Look! I see someone coming! Who is it?"    The brothers watched the people coming closer. They were some men and some camels with big loads on their backs. "They must be Ishmaelite traders going to Egypt," said Naphtali.   "Perfect!" said Judah, "They are the answer to our problem. We can sell Joseph to them. They can take him to Egypt and sell him as a slave. He will be gone forever, but without killing him!"    "Okay," said Simeon. "Gad and Asher, help me pull the dreamer out of the well." Ropes were thrown down to Joseph. Joseph grabbed them and the brothers pulled Joseph out of the old dry well. He was bruised and scratched and hungry and tired and dusty. "Finally!" he said, "I was beginning to be afraid that I would really die down there!"    Judah waved and shouted to the Ishmaelites, "Cousins! We have a trade for you!" The Ishmaelites and their camels came close to the brothers. "What trade do you have for us?"    "We will sell you this boy for 30 pieces of silver," said Judah.    The oldest Ishmaelite looked at Joseph. "I'll give you 15."    "Twenty." said Judah.    "Done." said the oldest Ishmaelite. He gave Judah the money. The Ishmaelites grabbed Joseph's arms and began to tie his hands together. "Brothers! No!" shouted Joseph, "Don't sell me! Please! Let me go! I promise I won't tell Father anything!"    But Joseph's brothers turned away and did not answer him. The Ishmaelites set off again, this time with Joseph.    Just then Reuben came back. He was carrying a rope. He went to the well when the other brothers were not looking. "Joseph!" he whispered, "I've come to save you!" But there was no answer.    "Where is the boy?" Reuben shouted to his brothers. "You're too late," said Simeon, "We already pulled him out and sold him! It's done!"    "You sold him?!" asked Reuben, "What will we tell father now?! What will I do?!" He tore his clothes and cried.    Judah said, "I have an idea. Help me kill one of the sheep and collect the blood."    The brothers killed one of the sheep and collected the blood. Then they took Joseph's coat and ripped it and smeared it with the blood. Then they went home to their father. At home the brothers told Jacob, "Father, see what we found in the wilderness on our way home. Is it really Joseph's coat?"   Jacob took the coat and fell to his knees crying. "My son, Joseph! A wild animal has killed him! Noooo!" He poured ashes on his head and tore his clothes.    The brothers felt bad. But they could not undo what they had done. So they were quiet and watched their father cry. Meanwhile, Joseph was in the desert, being taken to Egypt tied behind a camel. He was crying, too.    Joseph looked up to heaven and prayed, "God of my father and grandfather and great grandfather, I believe you are my God, too. Why are you letting this bad thing happen to me? But whatever happens I promise to follow you, even in the land of other gods. Please take care of me. And please take care of my father."   What was going to happen to Joseph? Read Part 2 and find out."
"Joseph and His Brothers Part 1 The Coat of Many C"
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