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Tingi and the Cows Tingi and the Cows @tingi ˈænd ˈðə ˈkaʊz

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.

@tingi ˈɫaɪvd ˈwɪð ˈhɪz ˈɡɹændˌməðɝ


He used to look after the cows with her.

He used to look after the cows with her.

ˈhi ˈjuzd ˈtu ˈɫʊk ˈæftɝ ˈðə ˈkaʊz ˈwɪð ˈhɝ


One day the soldiers came.

One day the soldiers came.

ˈwən ˈdeɪ ˈðə ˈsoʊɫdʒɝz ˈkeɪm


They took the cows away.

They took the cows away.

ˈðeɪ ˈtʊk ˈðə ˈkaʊz əˈweɪ


Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.

Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.

@tingi ˈænd ˈhɪz ˈɡɹændˌməðɝ ˈɹæn əˈweɪ ˈænd ˈhɪd


They hid in the bush until night.

They hid in the bush until night.

ˈðeɪ ˈhɪd ˈɪn ˈðə ˈbʊʃ ənˈtɪɫ ˈnaɪt


Then the soldiers came back.

Then the soldiers came back.

ˈðɛn ˈðə ˈsoʊɫdʒɝz ˈkeɪm ˈbæk


Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.

Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.

ˈɡɹændˌməðɝ ˈhɪd @tingi ˈəndɝ ˈðə ˈɫivz


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.

ˈwən ˈəv ˈðə ˈsoʊɫdʒɝz ˈpʊt ˈhɪz ˈfʊt ˈɹaɪt ˈɑn ˈhɪm ˈbət ˈhi ˈkæpt ˈkwaɪət


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

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

ˈhwɛn ˈɪt ˈwɑz ˈseɪf @tingi ˈænd ˈhɪz ˈɡɹændˌməðɝ ˈkeɪm ˈaʊt


They crept home very quietly.

They crept home very quietly.

ˈðeɪ ˈkɹɛpt ˈhoʊm ˈvɛɹi ˈkwaɪətɫi


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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