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The Boy Who Cried Wolf/ Peter & the Wolf

Adapted from Lit2Go

File:Speaker Icon.svg         A classical music version, by singer David Bowie: part 1  part 2


There was once a young shepherd herde  boy.  He tended his sheep    vallade (vaktade) sina får  at the foot of a mountain berg   near a dark forest mörk skog.  He felt lonely ensam.  So he thought tanke  up a plan to get a little company sällskap   and some excitement spänning

He rushed down towards the village by   calling out, “Wolf varg! Wolf!"  The villagers came to help him scare away skräma bort  the wolf.  But there was no wolf.  He had tricked lurade  them.

Some of people stayed to talk with him for a while. This pleased the boy so much (he liked it) that a few days afterwards senare  he tried the same trick. Again the villagers came to his help. But shortly after this kort därefter  a wolf actually faktiskt  did come out from the forest, and threatened the sheep.

The boy of course cried out “Wolf! Wolf!”  — still louder than before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled hade luras  twice två gånger  before, thought trodde  the boy was again deceiving them lurades igen. Nobody stirred rörde sig ur fläcken  to come to his help. So the wolf made a good meal off the boy’s flock hjord.

When the boy complained klagade, the wise man of the village said:

“A liar lögnare  will not be believed trodde. Even when he speaks the truth sanning.”