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Chicken and Millipede Chicken and Millipede La poule et le millepatte

Written by Winny Asara

Illustrated by Magriet Brink

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 3

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Chicken and Millipede were friends. But they were always competing with each other. One day they decided to play football to see who the best player was.

Chicken and Millipede were friends. But they were always competing with each other. One day they decided to play football to see who the best player was.

La poule et le millepatte étaient amis. Mais ils étaient toujours en compétition l'un contre l'autre. Un jour, ils décidèrent de jouer au football pour voir qui était le meilleur joueur.


They went to the football field and started their game. Chicken was fast, but Millipede was faster. Chicken kicked far, but Millipede kicked further. Chicken started to feel grumpy.

They went to the football field and started their game. Chicken was fast, but Millipede was faster. Chicken kicked far, but Millipede kicked further. Chicken started to feel grumpy.

Ils allèrent au terrain de football et commencèrent à jouer. La poule était rapide, mais le millepatte était encore plus rapide. La poule envoyait le ballon loin, mais le millepatte l'envoyait encore plus loin. La poule commençait à être de mauvaise humeur.


They decided to play a penalty shoot-out. First Millipede was goal keeper. Chicken scored only one goal. Then it was the chicken's turn to defend the goal.

They decided to play a penalty shoot-out. First Millipede was goal keeper. Chicken scored only one goal. Then it was the chicken's turn to defend the goal.

Ils décidèrent de tirer des pénaltys. Au début, le millepatte était gardien de but. La poule marqua un seul but. Puis ce fut au tour de la poule d'être le gardien de but.


Millipede kicked the ball and scored. Millipede dribbled the ball and scored. Millipede headed the ball and scored. Millipede scored five goals.

Millipede kicked the ball and scored. Millipede dribbled the ball and scored. Millipede headed the ball and scored. Millipede scored five goals.

Le millepatte tira dans le ballon et marqua. Le millepatte dribbla avec le ballon et marqua. Le millepatte fit une tête avec le ballon et marqua. Le millepatte marqua cinq buts.


Chicken was furious that she lost. She was a very bad loser. Millipede started laughing because his friend was making such a fuss.

Chicken was furious that she lost. She was a very bad loser. Millipede started laughing because his friend was making such a fuss.

La poule était furieuse d'avoir perdu. C'était était une très mauvaise perdante. Le millepatte commença à rire parce que son amie faisait tout une histoire.


Chicken was so angry that she opened her beak wide and swallowed the millipede.

Chicken was so angry that she opened her beak wide and swallowed the millipede.

La poule était tellement en colère qu'elle ouvrit un large bec et avala le millepatte.


As Chicken was walking home, she met Mother Millipede. Mother Millipede asked, "Have you seen my child?" Chicken didn't say anything. Mother Millipede was worried.

As Chicken was walking home, she met Mother Millipede. Mother Millipede asked, "Have you seen my child?" Chicken didn't say anything. Mother Millipede was worried.

Alors que la poule rentrait à la maison, elle rencontra la maman millepatte. La maman millepatte demanda, « as-tu vu mon enfant ? » La poule ne répondit pas. La maman millepatte était inquiète.


Then Mother Millipede heard a tiny voice. "Help me mom!" cried the voice. Mother Millipede looked around and listened carefully. The voice came from inside the chicken.

Then Mother Millipede heard a tiny voice. "Help me mom!" cried the voice. Mother Millipede looked around and listened carefully. The voice came from inside the chicken.

Puis la maman millepatte entendit une petite voix. « Aide-moi maman ! » Criait la voix. La maman millepatte regarda autour et écouta attentivement. La voix venait de l'intérieur de la poule.


Mother Millipede shouted, "Use your special power my child!" Millipedes can make a bad smell and a terrible taste. Chicken began to feel ill.

Mother Millipede shouted, "Use your special power my child!" Millipedes can make a bad smell and a terrible taste. Chicken began to feel ill.

La maman millepatte s'écria « Utilise tes pouvoirs spéciaux mon enfant ! » Les millepattes peuvent faire une mauvaise odeur et donner un mauvais goût. La poule commença à se sentir mal.


Chicken burped. Then she swallowed and spat. Then she sneezed and coughed. And coughed. The millipede was disgusting!

Chicken burped. Then she swallowed and spat. Then she sneezed and coughed. And coughed. The millipede was disgusting!

La poule fit un rot. Puis elle déglutit et cracha. Puis elle éternua et toussa. Et toussa. Le millepatte était dégoûtant !


Chicken coughed until she coughed out the millipede that was in her stomach. Mother Millipede and her child crawled up a tree to hide.

Chicken coughed until she coughed out the millipede that was in her stomach. Mother Millipede and her child crawled up a tree to hide.

La poule toussa jusqu'à ce qu'elle recrache le millepatte qui était dans son estomac. La maman millepatte et son enfant rampèrent jusqu'à un arbre pour se cacher.


From that time, chickens and millipedes were enemies.

From that time, chickens and millipedes were enemies.

Depuis ce temps, les poules et les millepattes sont ennemis.


Written by: Winny Asara
Illustrated by: Magriet Brink
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 3
Source: Chicken and Millipede from African Storybook
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