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Tingi and the Cows Tingi and the Cows Tingi na ng'ombe

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 aliishi na bibi yake.


He used to look after the cows with her.

He used to look after the cows with her.

Alizoea kuchunga ng'ombe na bibi yake.


One day the soldiers came.

One day the soldiers came.

Siku moja wanajeshi walikuja.


They took the cows away.

They took the cows away.

Wakawachukua ng'ombe.


Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.

Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.

Tingi na bibi yake walikimbia na kujificha.


They hid in the bush until night.

They hid in the bush until night.

Walijificha kichakani hadi usiku.


Then the soldiers came back.

Then the soldiers came back.

Wanajeshi walirudi tena.


Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.

Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.

Bibi alimficha Tingi chini ya majani.


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.

Mwanajeshi mmoja alimkanyaga, lakini akanyamaza kimya.


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

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

Wanajeshi walipoondoka Tingi na bibi yake wakajitokeza.


They crept home very quietly.

They crept home very quietly.

Wakajikongoja kimya kimya kurudi nyumbani.


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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