The Baby Elephant

This is a story about a baby elephant. The baby elephant is not happy. He says, “I do not like to work at the circus. I do not want to work at the circus. I do not want to do tricks for children. I want to run away”.  So he runs away. He comes to a forest and sees a brown bear. He says to the brown bear, “I want to live with you in the forest”.

 “All right,” says the brown bear. “But you must get ready for the winter. You must find a hole in which you can sleep in winter.”

The baby elephant does not like to work. He does not want to look for a hole. So he goes away. He walks and walks. Then he sees a squirrel and says to him, “I want to live with you”.

“All right”, says the squirrel. “ But you must get ready for  the winter. You must get nuts for the winter”.

But the baby elephant says, “I do not want to get ready for the winter. I do not want to get nuts for the winter. I do not want to look for a hole. I do not want to live in the wood. I want to go home. And the baby elephant goes back to the circus.

story -պատմություն                                                                 find-գտնել

say -ասել                                                                                       hole-որջ

circus-  կրկես                                                                      to look for-փնտրել

to do tricks-  հնարքներ անել                                                  squirrel-սկյուռ

to run away   -փախչել               to get nuts for the winter-ընկույզ հայթայթել ձմռան համար

forest -անտառ                                                              to go back-վերեդառնալ

to get ready for the winter-պատրաստվել ձմռանը

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The Children In The Forest

 

Two children, a brother and a sister are going to school. There is a forest on their way to school. It is very hot on the road; it is very pleasant in the forest. Suddenly the boy says to his sister: «We have much time, let us go to the forest and play there».

The girl wants to go into the wood too. So they put their books on the grass and go into the forest. They see a squirrel. The boy says:

«Little squirrel, come and play with us”.

«I have no time”, says the squirrel. “I must get nuts. I must get ready for the winter. I cannot play with you.”

Then the children see a bee. The boy says:

“Little bee, come and play with us”.

“I have no time”, says the bee. “I must make honey. I cannot play with you.”

“Can you play with us?” they ask the ant.

“No,” says the ant. “I have no time. I must make a house”. It has a long piece of grass in its mouth.

The dove says: “ I cannot play with you. I have no time. I am making a nest for my babies.”

Nobody wants to play with the children.

So they go to the river. They say to the river,”You don’t work. You come and play with us”.

But the river says: “Do you think that I do not work? I work all day. I give water to the fields. I give water to the flowers. I give water to the squirrel, to the bee, to the ant, to the dove and to girls and boys like you. Go away. You go to school.”

The children are ashamed. They go to school. They are late, but they begin working hard at their lessons.

On the way home after school, they go into the forest again.

The squirrel says to the children:

“Work is over. School is over. Let us play now.”

The bee says,”Work is over. School is over. Come and play with me now.”

road-ճանապարհ                       nest-բույն

squirrel-սկյուռ                             river-գետ

bee- մեղու                                   field-դաշտ

honey-մեղր

Mother love

Mother love

I was walking under the trees in my garden. There was a strong wind. My dog was running in front of me. Suddenly he stopped and then went again very slowly. I walked on and watched the dog.

Then I saw a little bird on the ground in front of the dog. It was a baby bird. Its nest was up in a tree; but the poor little bird couldn’t get back into the nest; it couldn’t fly. My dog was  near the baby bird. He wanted to catch it. But suddenly the mother bird flew out of a tree and fell like a stone in front of the dog. She flew at him and cried. She was ready to fight for her baby. She was ready to fight a big dog. How strong she was! How brave she was!

My dog stopped. He knew that the mother bird was very strong. He knew that she was  ready to fight him.

“Come!” I said to the dog. And we went away.

I thought about that little mother bird. How strong was love!

wind-քամի

strong-ուժեղ

slowly-դանդաղ

ground-հատակ

fall-ընկնել

like a stone-քարի նման

nest-բույն

fly-թռչել

fight-կռվել

go away-հեռանալ