Adìyẹ àti Ọ̀ọ̀kùn
Chicken and Millipede
Chicken and Millipede
Illustrated by Magriet Brink
Adìyẹ àti Ọ̀ọ̀kùn jẹ́ ọ̀rẹ́.
Chicken and Millipede was friends. But they was steady competing against each other.
One day they went to play football to see who was best.
Chicken and Millipede were friends. But they were always competing with each other.
One day they decided to play football to see who was the best player.
Wọ́n lọ gbá bọ́ọ̀lù.
They got to the football field and started playing.
Chicken was mad fast, but Millipede was even faster than him.
Chicken kicked far, but Millipede kicked even farther.
Chicken started feeling salty.
They went to the football field and started their game.
Chicken was fast, but Millipede was faster.
Chicken kicked far, but Millipede kicked farther.
Chicken started to feel grumpy.
Adìyẹ ní ó múlé.
They decided to do a shoot-out.
Millipede was the first goal keeper. Chicken scored one time.
Then chicken defended 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.
Ọ̀ọ̀kùn gbá bọ́ọ̀lù wọlé
Millipede kicked and scored.
Millipede dribbled and scored.
Millipede used his head and scored.
In all, Millipede scored five times.
Millipede kicked the ball and scored.
Millipede dribbled the ball and scored.
Millipede headed the ball and scored.
Millipede scored five goals.
Inú bí Adìyẹ.
Chicken was heated that she lost. She a sore loser.
Millipede laughed like crazy at his friend acting out.
Chicken was furious that she lost. She was a very bad loser.
Millipede started laughing because his friend was making such a fuss.
Adìyẹ ṣá Ọ̀ọ̀kùn jẹ, ó gbée mì.
Chicken got so angry she opened her beak and swallowed Millipede.
Chicken was so angry that she opened her beak wide and swallowed the millipede.
Adìyẹ padé ìyá Ọ̀ọ̀kùn.
While Chicken was walking home, she met Mother Millipede. Mother Millipede asked, “You seen my child?” But Chicken ain’t say nothing.
Mother Millipede got 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.
“Ìyá mi, ẹ gbà mi” Ọ̀ọ̀kùn paríwo.
Then Mother Millipede heard this tiny voice. “Mommy, Help me!” it cried.
Mother Millipede looked all around and listened close. The voice was 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.
Ara Adìyẹ kò yá.
Mother Millipede shouted, “Use your special power baby!”
Millipedes could create bad smells and a yucky taste. Chicken started feeling 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.
Ọ̀ọ̀kùn kò dára rára lẹ́nu rẹ́.
Chicken burped, swallowed and spit.
She sneezed, coughed and coughed some more.
Millipede tasted so bad!
Chicken burped. Then she swallowed and spat.
Then she sneezed and coughed. And coughed.
The millipede was disgusting!
Adìyẹ bi Ọ̀ọ̀kùn jádé láti ikùn rẹ̀.
Ọ̀ọ̀kùn sáré, ó sálọ.
Chicken coughed and coughed until she threw up Millipede.
Mother Millipede and her child crawled up a tree and hid.
Chicken coughed until she coughed out the millipede in her stomach.
Mother Millipede and her child crawled up a tree to hide.
Adìyẹ àti Ọ̀ọ̀kùn dí ọ̀tá.
Since then, chickens and millipedes be being mortal enemies.
From that time, chickens and millipedes were enemies.