Sunday, November 28, 2010

So I Must Kill You!

While cleaning the house, I found this book that my parents brought back from a trip to Asia as a gift for my kids. Either something's lost in translation, or children's stories in Hong Kong are just straight-up hardcore:

"In a hot summer day, there was a little thirsty lamb drinking water in the river."

"A wolf was passing by the river, too. He felt so happy when he saw the lamb."

"The wolf said to the lamb: 'I can't drink clean water because you make the river dirty. So I must kill you!'"

"The frightened lamb explained: 'Can't you drink clean water as you stay at the upper stream?'"

"The wolf replied angrily: 'I know you always spoke ill of me last year. So I must kill you!'"

"The little lamb argued: 'Mr. Wolf, I was not yet born last year!'"

"The wolf said impatiently: 'Your master and friends all want to kill me. Isn't it true?'"

"The little lamb still wanted to argue. But the fierce wolf had already pounced upon and ate him."


The moral of the story: Lamb is super-tasty.


bigWOWO said...

Thank you so much for that, fbomb. My son has grown tired of Rumplestiltzken, the Princess and the Pea, Red Riding Hood, and all those other stories. He keeps asking for new stories, but I've been out of new stories. I'm definitely going to give this one a try! I'll work on my "I must kill you" voice before I try.

Stan pold said...

nice book it reminds me of my school program back in Russia we had very similar text written by ivan krylov
that I found a link have a look
any way cheers

bigWOWO said...

That's great, Stan! I guess Russian children (or Russian parents) have the same taste in stories as those in HK?

Hey, if reading these stories will make the next Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky, I'm in!

G said...

Puwahaha. Awesome.

Stan pold said...

:) well really do not think so, but who knows who knows

Anonymous said...

This is essentially Aesop's fable "The Wolf and the Lamb". So the story likely dates from the 6th century BCE and may have found its way to lots of cultures. Though the more traditional moral is "Any excuse will serve a tyrant."

WOW Gold said...

My boy has grown tired of Rumplestiltzken, the Princess in inclusion to the Pea, red-colored Riding Hood, and all all those other stories.
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