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Punishment Punishment

Written by Adelheid Marie Bwire

Illustrated by Melany Pietersen

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 2

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One day, mama got a lot of fruit.

One day, mama got a lot of fruit.


"When can we have some fruit?" we ask. "We will eat the fruit tonight," says mama.

"When can we have some fruit?" we ask. "We will eat the fruit tonight," says mama.


My brother Rahim is greedy. He tastes all the fruit. He eats a lot of it.

My brother Rahim is greedy. He tastes all the fruit. He eats a lot of it.


"Look at what Rahim did!" shouts my little brother. "Rahim is naughty and selfish," I say.

"Look at what Rahim did!" shouts my little brother. "Rahim is naughty and selfish," I say.


Mother is angry with Rahim.

Mother is angry with Rahim.


We are also angry with Rahim. But Rahim is not sorry.

We are also angry with Rahim. But Rahim is not sorry.


"Aren't you going to punish Rahim?" asks little brother.

"Aren't you going to punish Rahim?" asks little brother.


"Rahim, soon you will be sorry," warns mama.

"Rahim, soon you will be sorry," warns mama.


Rahim starts to feel sick.

Rahim starts to feel sick.


"My tummy is so sore," whispers Rahim.

"My tummy is so sore," whispers Rahim.


Mama knew this would happen. The fruit is punishing Rahim!

Mama knew this would happen. The fruit is punishing Rahim!


Later, Rahim says sorry to us. "I will never be so greedy again," he promises. And we all believe him.

Later, Rahim says sorry to us. "I will never be so greedy again," he promises. And we all believe him.


Written by: Adelheid Marie Bwire
Illustrated by: Melany Pietersen
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 2
Source: Punishment from African Storybook
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