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Tingi and the Cows Tingi and the Cows Tinggi an di Kou

Written by Ingrid Schechter

Illustrated by Ingrid Schechter

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 2

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Tingi lived with his grandmother.

Tingi lived with his grandmother.

Tinggi did liv wid im granmada.


He used to look after the cows with her.

He used to look after the cows with her.

Im yuuz tu luk aafa di kou dem wid ar.


One day the soldiers came.

One day the soldiers came.

Wan die di suoja dem did kom.


They took the cows away.

They took the cows away.

Dem tek we di kou dem.


Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.

Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.

Tinggi an im granmada did ronwe an go aid.


They hid in the bush until night.

They hid in the bush until night.

Dem did aid ina di bush til nait kom dong.


Then the soldiers came back.

Then the soldiers came back.

Den di suoja dem kom bak agen.


Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.

Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.

Granmada aid Tinggi anda di liif dem.


One of the soldiers put his foot right on him, but he kept quiet.

One of the soldiers put his foot right on him, but he kept quiet.

Wan a di suoja dem put im fut rait pan tap a im, bot im kip kwaiyat.


When it was safe, Tingi and his grandmother came out.

When it was safe, Tingi and his grandmother came out.

Wen it did aarait, Tinggi an im granmada kom out.


They crept home very quietly.

They crept home very quietly.

Dem tek dem taim go uom kwaiyat-kwaiyat.


Written by: Ingrid Schechter
Illustrated by: Ingrid Schechter
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 2
Source: Tingi and the Cows from African Storybook
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