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Kabri, Lisien, ek Vas Goat, Dog, and Cow

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Shameem Oozeerally & MIE French Students

Language Mauritian Creole

Level Level 2

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Kabri, Lisien, ek Vas ti bann extra bon kamarad. Enn zour, zot ti fer enn vwayaz dan taxi.

Goat, Dog, and Cow were great friends. One day they went on a journey in a taxi.

Kan zot finn ariv lafin zot destination, sofer-la finn dir zot peye. Vas finn pey so traze.

When they reached the end of their journey, the driver asked them to pay their fares. Cow paid her fare.

Lisien finn pey inpe anplis akoz li pa ti ena kas sanze.

Dog paid a bit extra, because he did not have the correct money.

Sofer-la ti pe al donn lisien so kas kan kabri inn ale san peye.

The driver was about to give Dog his change when Goat ran away without paying anything.

Sofer-la ti bien ankoler. Li’nn ale san retourn Lisien so kas.

The driver was very annoyed. He drove away without giving Dog his change.

Akoz samem azordi, Lisien galoup deryer loto pou louk andan e rod sofer ki ti dwa li kas la.

That is why, even today, Dog runs towards a car to peep inside and find the driver who owes him his change.

Kabri sove kan li tann loto pase. Li gagn per ki aret li parski li pa’nn pey so traze.

Goat runs away from the sound of a car. She is afraid she will be arrested for not paying her fare.

Ek Vas pa ti pe pran kont kan loto vini. Vas pran so letan pou travers sime parski li kone li’nn pey so traze net.

And Cow is not bothered when a car is coming. Cow takes her time crossing the road because she knows she paid her fare in full.

Written by: Fabian Wakholi
Illustrated by: Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Shameem Oozeerally & MIE French Students
Language: Mauritian Creole
Level: Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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