Tri Pikinini ...Anna Larry PDF Print E-mail

Longtaim ago e gad tri pikinini nem Uzu, Philco an-e Akaline

Ebri dei are ebritiaim dempla alweis go ther nadha side blo ailan por luk por gud kai-kai por mek dempla self pat

Wun dei dem tri pikinini go luk por kai-kai, but dempla pinde Aka Dogai didaun underneat Wongia tri

Wen-e pas pikinini kam clo-to pore m eme mek crak nois wer dem scrub. "Hu dat walk bout insaid lo bus?"

wait por nudha pikinini eme praper pat one."

 "Or-rait den yu can go."

Wait litel bit mor gen tha tird pikinini kam, eme mek-e scrub nois.

"Who dat der wag bout insaid lo bus?" Aka Dogai eme sing out.

"Dis one me Akaline. I big boi." Eme spik wer praper hebe bois.

Aka Dogai eme sing out. "Ee!" Mama goodee, dis one oni me, de ruga one, I go windeet por look por kai-kai por mekee miselp pat." Eme spik wer praper smal bois. "Yu sabe I go hungmun yu" Aka Dogai spik.

"Ee! Mama goodee no teke mi gar. I ruga. Yu wait por nudha pikinini eme litel bit more big lo me." "Or rait den yu can go."

Wait litel bit mor gen dhe secon pikinini kam, eme mek-e scrub nois

"Who dat der wag bout insaid lo bus?" Aka Dogai eme sing out.

"Ee! Mam goodee, dis one oni me, I no propa pat, I go windeet por look por kai-kai por mek myself pat."

Eme spik wer lil bit mor big-pala bois. "you sabe I go hungmun you" Aka Dogai spik. "Ee! Mama goodee! Ga no teke me. I nor mus big, yu

 

"Yu sabe I go praper hungmun yu dis taim" Aka Dogai eme sing out.

Akaline eme big boi em speak. "Or rait – kam, I gad spear yar por spere yu an teke out your ai ball ausaid."

"An-e gad tu prapa big stony ere por smas-e yu bodi ane bon."

Aka Dogai run kam ausaid prom lo bush den dem tup ait.

Akaline spere em wer spear blo em, ane pait em were dhe tu big ston.

Den sakwei Aka Dogai ausaid wer solwata. Aka Dogai nau ded.

Den dhe tri pikinini go teke line blo dempla an-e go pishing.

Wen al be catche plenty pish al kam bygen por au.

 Den cook-e dem pish an-e dempla kai-kai.

Dasol.

FATSILC
Grandmother Dogai

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The Three Boys

 A long time ago there were three children named Uzo,Philco and Akaline.

Every day at a certain time the boys always went to the other side of the island to look for some food to make themselves fat.

One day those three boys went to look for food, but they found Grandmother Dogai sitting underneath a Wongai tree (the Dogai is a supernatural being, a sort of witch, and the Wongai tree is an impotant source of fruit in season).

When the first boy came close to her he made a crackling noise in the scrub.

"Who is that walking in the bush?" Grandmother Dogai shouted out.

"Eek! My goodness! It is only me, the small thin one. I am going to the windward side of the island to look for food to make myself fat". He spoke with a very small voice.

"You know that I'm going to eat you" said Grandmother Dogai.

"Eek! My goodness! Don't take me, I am thin. You wait for the other boy to come, he is bigger than me."

"All right, you can go."

She waited a little more and the second boy came, and he made the same noise in the scrub.

"Who is that walking through the bush?" Gandmother Dogai cried out.

"Eek! My goodness! It is only me, I am not very fat, I go to the front of the island to look for food to make myself fat."

He spoke in a little stronger voice.

 "you know that I am going to eat you?" said Grandmother Dogai.

"Eek! My goodness! Don't take me, I am not big enough, you wait for the other boy to come, he is a really fat one."

"All right, you can go."

She waited a little more and then the third boy came, and he made the same noise in the scrub.

"Who is that walking through the bush?" Gandmother Dogai cried out.

"It is me, Akaline. I am a big boy." He spoke in a strong voice.

"You know that I am really going to eat you this time!" Grandmother Dogai cried out.

Akaline the big boy spoke. "All right – come. I have a spear and I will spear you and take out your eye!"

"And I have two big sones here to smash your body and bones!"

Grandmother Dogai ran out into the open and they began to fight.

Akaline speared her with his spear and then hit her with the two big stones.

Then he threw Grandmother Dogai into the sea. Grandmother Dogai was dead.

Then the three children took their fishing lines and went fishing.

That's all (The End).

Ilustrations by Ron Edwards, provided generously by the Rams Skull Press
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