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ከሰም የተሰሩ ልጆች Children of wax

Written by Southern African Folktale

Illustrated by Wiehan de Jager

Translated by Dawit Girma

Read by Abenezer Chane

Language Amharic

Level Level 2

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በድሮ ዘመን አንድ ደስተኛ ቤተሰብ ነበረ።

Once upon a time, there lived a happy family.

አንድም ቀን እርስበርሳቸው ተጣልተው አያውቁም። ልጆቹም ቤተሰባቸውን ቤት ውስጥም ሆነ በመስክ ላይ ያግዙ ነበር።

They never fought with each other. They helped their parents at home and in the fields.

ነገር ግን እሳት ወዳለበት አካባቢ እንዲጠጉ አልተፈቀደላቸውም።

But they were not allowed to go near a fire.

ስራቸውን ማከናወን የነበረባቸው በምሽት ነበር። ምክንያቱም የተሰሩት ከሰም ስለነበር!

They had to do all their work during the night. Because they were made of wax!

ነገር ግን ከልጆቹ አንደኛው በጠራራ ፀሐይ ለመውጣት ቋመጠ።

But one of the boys longed to go out in the sunlight.

አንድ ቀን ፍላጎቱ በጣም አየለ፤ ወንድሞቹም በጣም አስጠነቀቁት።

One day the longing was too strong. His brothers warned him…

ምን ያረጋል! ምክርም አልሰማ አለና፣ የፀሐዩ ሙቀትም አቀለጠው።

But it was too late! He melted in the hot sun.

ከሰም የተሰሩት ልጆችም በወንድማቸው ሁኔታ እጅግ አዘኑ።

The wax children were so sad to see their brother melting away.

ሆኖም እቅድ ነደፉ፤ የቀለጠውን ሰም አበጃጅተው እርግብ አደረጉት።

But they made a plan. They shaped the lump of melted wax into a bird.

እርግቡን ወንድማቸውንም ትልቅ ተራራ ጫፍ ላይ አወጡት።

They took their bird brother up to a high mountain.

ፀሐይዋ ስትጠልቅ ርግቡ ጥዑም ዜማ እያዜመ በመብረር የጠዋት ጮራ እስክትወጣ ድረስ ጨረቃዋ ባደመቀችው ሌሊት ተንሸራሸረ።

And as the sun rose, he flew away singing into the morning light.

Written by: Southern African Folktale
Illustrated by: Wiehan de Jager
Translated by: Dawit Girma
Read by: Abenezer Chane
Language: Amharic
Level: Level 2
Source: Children of wax from African Storybook
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