ᏧᏟ ᏩᎦᏂ, ᏣᎳᎩ-ᏲᏁᎦ, ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᏌᏊ
Foxy Fagan, Cherokee-English, Book One
Copyright 2016, Michael Joyner
Translator: Lawrence Panther
Artwork cleanup and lettering: Michael Joyner
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ᎦᏁᎳ ᏍᏆᎩ ᏔᎩ
ᏈᏘ ᎠᎴ ᏔᏫᏘ
The following English translations are only approximations of the Cherokee language dialogue and may be completely different in meaning in some cases.
ᎦᏁᎳ ᏍᏆᎩ ᏔᎩ
ᎦᏁᎳ ᏍᏆᎩ ᏔᎩ - Mrs. Squawky Tawky
ᏃᏊᏍ ᏗᏥᏲᏟ, ᏛᏨᏃᏎᎵ ᏥᏔᎦ ᏄᏛᏂᏗ ᎦᏅᏅᎢ ᏧᏂᏗᏫᏍᏗᎢ.
Now y’all children, I will explain for y’all what a chicken does before crossing a roadway.
ᎠᎬᏱᎢ- ᎣᏍᏓ ᎭᎦᏎᏍᏓ ᎠᎦᏘᏌ ᏗᏜ… - First- Watch carefully towards the right …
ᏃᎴ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎭᎦᏎᏍᏓ ᎠᎦᏍᎦᎾ ᏗᏜ… - And then watch carefully towards the left …
Ꮓ ᏂᎦᏓ ᏕᏗᏂᏗᏫ ᎤᏟᏍᏓ! - And then we all cross fast!
ᏗᏥᏲᏟ! ᎭᏢ ᎡᏤᏙᎭ? - Y’all children! Where are y’all about?
ᎣᏂᏗᏜ ᎯᏙᎬᎢ, ᎡᏥ! - Behind of where you are standing, mother!
ᎦᏙ ᎡᏣᏛᎦ ᎢᏥᎷᎩ ᎠᎭᏂ? - What did y’all do to just arrive here?
Ꮎ ᎭᏫᏂᏗᏜ ᎦᎶᎯᏍᏙᏗ ᏦᏨᏂᏓ! - That underneath way-point, our staying alive!
ᎲᏂᏓ ᎭᏫᏂᏗᏜ ᎦᎶᎯᏍᏙᏗ ᏣᏓᎦᏎᏍᏙᏗ. - Stay alive, underneath way-point for your self protection.
ᏧᏟ ᏩᎦᏂ - Fox Fagan
ᏥᏔᎦ ᎨᎵᏍᎩ… ᏥᏔᎦ Ꮃ ᎤᎬᏫᏳ… ᏥᏔᎦ ᏫᎦᏎ… ᏥᏔᎦ… ᏥᏔᎦ… ᏥᏔᎦ… ᏂᎦᎥ ᏗᎬᏂᏍᏙᏗ - Chicken pie… Chicken “la” king/chief… Chicken Fricasse… Chicken… Chicken… Chicken… for any of these recipes.
ᏌᏊ ᎠᎦᏴᎵ ᏂᏗᎬᏂᏗ ᎬᏂᏍᏙᏗ ᏥᏔᎦ - One thousand preparation recipes for chicken.
ᎠᏆᎾᏔ ᎭᏢ ᏌᏊ ᏱᏥᏂᏯ… Ꮎ ᏗᎦᎶᎩᏍᎩ ᎤᏬᏗᎨ ᏥᏔᎦ ᎤᎾᏁᏍᏗᎢ - I know where one I might catch… That Farmer Brown, chickens their-flexible-holding-place.
ᎠᏎᏃ ᏏᎸᏍᏓ, ᏥᏓᎢᏅᏓ Ꮎ ᏄᏓᎾᏛᎾ ᎤᎦᏎᏍᏓ ᎩᏟ! - But there is a cause to wait a minute, I must get rid of that none-thinking watch dog!
ᎭᏩ ᏃᏛ! - Alright then!
ᎣᏏᏲ ᎩᎾᎵ, Ꮭ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏱᎦᎮᎳ, ᏞᎦ ᏗᎦᏙᎳ ᏗᏣᎾᏬ! - Hello my friend, Not something that will bother, I need to use your clothes a while!
ᎯᎠ ᏗᎾᏬ, ᎤᏙᎯᏳ ᎠᏯ ᎤᏠᏯ Ꮎ ᏗᎦᎶᎩᏍᎩ ᎤᏬᏗᎨ. - This clothing, really I same-as that Farmer Brown.
Ꭾ ᏂᎯ! - Hey you!
ᏝᎨ ᏧᏟ ᏘᎨᎯᏙᏱᎩ ᎥᎿ ᏗᏆᏤᎵ ᏥᏔᎦ? - You are watching for foxes there where my chickens are or not?
Ꭷ, ᎩᎳᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏥᎪᏩᏔ ᏧᏟ ᎠᏨᏏᏱᏙᎲᎢ ᎾᎥ ᏅᏲ ᎠᏐᏴᎢ… ᏓᏤᏝ ᏃᏊ ᏱᏣᏂᎩᏌ!! - Ka, someone like that I just saw, a fox snooping around near the rock wall… Now it is better if you really get started!!
ᏥᏌᎹᏓ! ᏍᎩᏛ ᎤᏙᎯᏳ ᏥᏌᎹᏓ!! - Smart! Yeah that’s it, I’m very smart!
ᎣᏏᏊ ᏒᎯᏰᏯᏗᏜ ᎢᏥᎨ? ᏙᎯᏊ ᏁᏣᏛᏁᏍᏗ… ᎡᎷᏊ ᎠᏋᏌ ᏱᎦᏓᏍᏕᎳᎯᏓ. - It is just a swell evening ladies? Just peaceful let you all become… I am about to help myself.
ᎯᎠᎨᏒ ᎣᏍᏓᎨᏒ Ꮎ ᏫᎧᏎ! - This one is good as that Fricasse!
ᎯᎠᏃ… Ꭵ Ꭵ… ᎠᏟᎩᏍᎩ ᎡᏙᎯ - And this one… uh uh … sleeper walker.
ᎯᎠᎾᏗᏜ… ᏥᏔᎦ ᎨᎵᏍᎩ - Towards this… chicken pie!
ᎡᏣᎦᏎᏍᏕᏍᏗ ᎢᏥᎨ! ᏱᏬᎦᎶᎯᏍ ᏭᎵᏍᏛᎢ - You all will be being careful ladies! There is a short drop at the end
Ꭳ, Ꭳ, ᎠᏰᏥᏙᎯ… Ꮎ ᏗᎦᎶᎩᏍᎩ ᎤᏬᏗᎨ ᏳᏛᎦᏅ ᏂᎦᏪᏍᎬᎢ, ᎠᏯᏃ ᎠᎩᎵᏬᏨ ᎧᏬᏄ… ᎾᏕ ᏧᏟ! - Oh, oh, waking up walker… That Farmer Brown hears her making a noise, then I am a dead duck… I meant to say fox!
ᏓᏂᏥᏃᎨᏎᎵ ᏫᎦᏢᏍᎬ ᎪᎯᏓ - I’ll sing her to being asleep for a long time.
“ᎦᏥᏟᎨᎯᏍᏗᎯ ᎤᏍᏗᎢ” - “Rock-a-Bye Baby”
ᏥᎪᏫᏘ Ꮓ Ꮎ ᏅᏲ ᎠᏐᏴ… I see now that stone fence…
ᎭᏩ ᏧᏟ, ᏃᏊᏍ ᏗᎦᎢ, ᎡᏣᏛᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎡᏣᏁᎦᎸᏗ!! - Alright fox, now I’m coming, you will be hanged and skinned!!
ᎠᏲ! - Ouch!
ᎾᎯᏳᏃ… And then…
ᏄᏁᎩᎵᏓ ᏂᎦᏛᏁᎭ… ᏧᏟ ᏕᎧᏃᎩᏏᎭ ᏥᏔᎦ! - Absurdity this… A fox singing for a chicken!
“ᎦᏥᏟᎨᎯᏍᏗ ᎤᏍᏗᎢ” - “Rock-a-Bye Baby”
Ꭽ! ᎯᎠ ᎠᎬᏱ ᏗᏥᏃᎩᏏᎲ ᏥᏔᎦ ᎬᏂᏍᏙᏓ - Ha! This is first time I ever sang to a chicken dinner
ᏃᏊᏍ ᎠᏯ… - Now I…
ᏏᎸᏍᏗ ᏌᏊ ᎢᏯᏔᏬᏔᏅᎢ, ᎩᎾᎵ - Wait one minute, my friend
ᏝᏢ ᏱᏥᎪᏫᏔ Ꮎ ᏧᏟ Ꮎ ᏅᏲ ᏣᏐᏯ - I didn’t see that fox at that stone fence of before
ᏅᏲᎩ ᏣᏐᏯ? …ᏂᎪᏫᏘᎲᎾ ᏧᏟ! - Stone fence of before? that is (why) without seeing a fox!
ᏅᏲ ᎠᏔᎴᏒ ᎠᎹᏱ ᏥᎦᏓ… ᏄᎳ ᏕᎮᎾ, ᏱᎬᎪᏩᏛᏓ! - Stone hole water-place I said where… Hurry up and go my way, I’m about to show you!
ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎾᏆᏍᏓ, ᏕᏥᎵᎡᎾ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏆᏓᎾᏛᎾ - Something either of me, I am deaf or I am without thinking.
Ꮒ! ᎥᎿᎢ ᏧᏟ! - ᎠᎩᎢ! - Look! Therein is the fox!
ᎭᏢ? - Where?
ᎠᎭᏂ! - Here!
ᏧᎻ! - Splash
Ꭷ, ᏥᎯᎱᎸᎦ! - Ka, he is washed up.
Ꭾ! ᎢᏥᏅᎪᎯ ᎦᏅᏛᎢ? - Hey! You all have exited out of the bag?
Ꭾ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ! - Hey man!
ᎦᏙᎤᏍᏗᏃ…- And what thing…
ᏧᏟ ᏂᎬᎵᏍᏓᏁᎭ! - Fox I am happening to you!
Ꮭ! ᎠᏯ ᏗᏥᎶᎩᏍᎩ ᎤᏬᏗᎨᎢ - ᏍᎩᎪᎲᏛ! - No! I am Farmer Brown - you see me!
ᏙᏛ, ᎠᏎᏃ Ꮭ ᎴᎯᏳ ᏱᏂᏓᏙᎢ! - Sure, but not ever having a tail!
Ꭾ? ᏣᏙᏓᏍ ᎤᏅᏔ ᏣᏅᎪᏨ? - Hey! Does your father know you are out?
ᎤᏅᏔᏛ! - He does!
ᎥᎥ! - uh uh
ᎥᏍᎩᎾ ᎠᎩᏙᏓ! - That is my dad!
ᎬᏅᎨᏒ ᎠᏓᏅᏖ, Ꮭ ᎠᏯ ᎨᏒ Ꮎ ᏗᎦᎶᎩᏍᎩ ᎤᏬᏗᎨᎢ. - Obviously he is thinking, I am not that Farmer Brown
ᏕᎯᏴᎯᏊ! ᎬᎦᏘᏴᎢ! - Come in! I was expecting you!
ᎣᏏᏛᏃ ᎥᏍᎩᎾ ᎣᏂᏱᎩ ᎥᎩᏲᏍᏓᏁᎲᎢ, ᎠᏆᏓᎦᏍᎦᏃ . . . ᎠᏎᏃ ᏝᎨᏒ ᏥᏔᎦᎨᏒ!! - I hope that is the last interruption. I am getting fed up, but not with chicken!
ᎮᎦᏍᏓᎭ ᎢᏥᎨᏳᏣ, Ꮭ ᏯᏩᏢᏓᎾᏁᎭ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎨᏒᎢ, …- I am sorry girls but I don’t have time for all of you, so …
…ᏓᏥᎾᏫᏛ, ᎠᎴ ᏫᏓᏤᏢ ᏩᎾ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ - The biggest I am taking away, and you better be tender!
Ꭳ, Ꭳ, ᎯᎠ ᎨᏒ ᎠᏛᏅᏍᏗ ᎤᏝᏫᏗᏍᏗᎢ - Oh oh - this one is ready to take off
ᎦᏍ! ᏙᏳ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᎦᏃᎯᎵᏙᎯ - Gosh! Truly an up high flyer.
ᎢᎢᎢᎢᏲᏫᎢᎢ - Eeeeeyyoow
ᏧᎻ! - Splash!
ᎧᏩᎧ! - Kawack!
ᎠᏎᏛᎲ, Ꮭ ᎦᏥᏂᏯ ᏧᏟ. - I guess I won’t catch a fox.
ᎠᏲ! - Ouch!
Ꭳ, ᏂᎭᏕᏃᎴ… ᏝᎨ Ꮟ ᎯᏂᏴᏛᏱᎩ Ꮎ ᏧᏟ? - Oh! it is you again - You catch that fox yet or not?
ᎠᏎᏛᎲ Ꮭ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏗᏥᎴᎾᎯᏓᏱᎩ ᎠᏯ ᏱᎩ - I guess I was not cut out to be a fox hound
Ꭷ, ᏏᎸᏍᏗ ᏌᏊ ᎢᏳᏩᎦᏓ ᏛᎬᎵᏍᎪᎵᏓᏁᎵ - Ka, yet a moment, I am going to give you one more chance!
ᎯᎪᏫᏘᎭᏍ Ꮎ ᎦᏚ ᎧᎵᏦᏛ ᏧᎩᎳ ᏥᏔᎩ, ᎯᏯᎦ ᎯᎠ ᎦᏂᏙᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏱᏂᏥᏴᎦ Ꮎ ᏧᏟ. - Do you see that chicken up there on the roof, put it in this bag, and in view I will make the fox!
Ꮵ, ᏩᏙ! - Gee, thanks!
ᎠᎯᏓ ᎯᎢᎾ, ᎾᏊ ᏥᏌᎹᏓ ᎩᏟ - This is easy, now I am a smart dog
ᎬᏂᏯ! - I got you!
ᎠᎧ! - Awk
ᎯᏂᏯᏍ, ᎭᏗ? - You got it, you just said?
ᎤᏙᏳᏛ! - Most truly!
Ꭷ, ᎭᏩ! ᏘᏲᎯᏗᎾ! - Ka, alright! You will give it!
ᎠᎭᏂ ᏓᏳᏍᏗᏓ! - Here it comes!
ᏞᏂᎧ! - Clank!
Ꭽ! ᏙᏳ ᏭᎨᏗᏴ ᎡᎶ ᎡᎯ ᏥᏔᎦ! - Hah! Truly most heavy chicken in the world!
ᎭᏓᎾᏘᏓ… ᏣᏛᏍᏔᏅ ᏍᎩᎪᏩᏛᏗ Ꮎ ᏧᏟ - Remember… You promised me for you to show me the fox
ᎠᎭᏂ ᏣᎵᎶᏥᏓ!! - Here you lacking one!
ᎠᏊᏌ ᎦᏓᎵᏍᏓᏅᎢ! - Myself doggoned!
ᏧᏟ! ᏥᏂᎭᏛᎦ!! Ꭾ! Ꭾ! - Fox! Again you did it!! Heh! Heh!
ᏛᎻ! ᏛᎻ! ᏏᎸᏍᏗ… ᎦᏣᎸᏅ… ᎦᏚᏅ… ᎠᎵᏓᏅᎢ ᎥᏍᎩ… ᎠᎵᏓᏅᎢ! - Tum! Tum! Just a minute… Fried… Roasted… Boiled… Boiled!
ᏏᎸᏍᏓ ᎠᎬᏱ ᎦᏲᏟ ᏗᏓᎵᏥᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᏃᎴ ᎦᏲᏟ ᏆᏍᎵ… - Just a minute first a small amount of carrots then a small amount of parsley…
ᏃᏊᏛᎨᏒ - Ꮎ ᏥᏍᏆ!! - Truly now being - The bird!
ᎠᎧ! - Awk!
ᏙᏳ ᎤᏄᏗᏱ, ᎠᏎᏃ… ᏥᏔᎦ!! - Very tough, but… it is chicken!
ᎠᎵᏍᏆᏓ - End
ᎤᏍᏗ ᎦᎵᎩᎾ - Little Buck
ᎠᏙᎯᏍᏗ ᎦᏛᎩᏍᎦ! - His yell I hear!
ᏙᏳ ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏓ, ᏙᎨᎤᏍᏗ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᎭ? - He sure is excited, wonder what is up?
Ꭷ! ᎦᏙᎦᎵᏍᏗᎭ, ᎤᏍᏗ ᎦᎵᎩᎾ? - Gosh! What is wrong buck?
ᏈᏂᏙ! ᎢᏂᏃᎭᎴᎦ! Pinto! We are going hunting!
ᎠᏎᏃ Ꮭ ᏣᏓᎾᏖ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ! - But not the way you think!
ᏝᏃ ᎦᎵᏣᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎦᏟᏓ ᏃᎴ ᏅᏱ ᎤᏕᎩ ᏃᎴ ᎦᎶᏪ, ᎪᎯᏊ ᏄᏍᏗᏓᏅᎢ. - No more bow and arrows or slingshots or rifles, we are going modern!
ᎠᏓᏟᎶᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᏓᏅᎾᏛᏂ! - We are using a camera!
ᏙᏳᏛ ᎠᏓᏟᎶᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᎤᎪᏓ ᎠᎯᏓ ᎥᎿ ᎢᎾᎨ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᏎᏃ ᎨᏒ ᎦᏟᏓ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎦᏟᏓ! - You have got to admit a camera is a lot easier on animals than a bow and arrow!
ᏂᏯ ᏥᎦᏗ… ᎠᏂᎸᏉᏗᎭ! - See what I mean… They love it!
ᏟᎧ! - Click!
ᏃᏊ… ᏣᏰᏣ! - Now… Smile!
ᏃᏊᏍ ᏄᏓᎴ ᏄᏍᏗᏓᎾ, ᏈᏂᏙ… ᎢᎾᎨ ᎠᏁᎯ ᏃᏊ ᏗᎨᎩᏂᎸᏉᏓ! - Things are different now, Pinto… The animals all love us!
ᎠᏎᏃ ᎯᎠ ᎠᎯᏗᏊ… ᎤᎪᏓ ᏧᎵᏤᎩ ᏗᎩᏂᏟᎶᏍᏓ! - But this stuff is too tame… What we need are some unusual shots!
Ꮒ! ᏧᏙᏓᎸᎢ… ᎠᏬᎭᎵ ᎤᏩᏁᏍᎬᎲᎢ - Look! up there on the cliff … An eagle’s nest!
Ꮒ , ᏄᎵᏍᏗᏓ ᎤᏂᏥ ᎠᏬᎭᎵ - And there goes the mother eagle.
ᏄᎳ ᏈᏂᏙ! ᎦᏚ ᏫᏓᏂᎸᏍᏓᏂ, ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᎥᏂᎨᏍᏗ ᎠᏬᎭᎵ ᏧᏪᏥ. - Come on Pinto! we are going to the top for some eagle-egg close-ups!
ᏙᏳᎧ… ᏂᏚᏬᏚᎯ! ᎤᏟᏍᏓᏍ ᏗᎩᎶᏫᏍᏓᏏ, ᏏᎸᏍᏓ ᏄᎷᏨᎾ ᎤᏂᏥ ᎠᏬᎭᎵ. - Boy o’ boy… What beauties! We gotta work fast before mother eagle gets back
ᏏᎸᏍᏓ ᎠᎬᏱ ᏗᏂᎧᏁᎦ ᏍᏕᏱᏛ ᎥᎿ ᎯᏂᏓᏛᎢ… ᏐᎢᏃ ᎦᎸᏪᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏩᏓᏠᏍᏗᎢ - First, we tie this rope to your tail… and the other end around my waist
Ꮓ, ᏙᎢ ᎡᎳᏗᏜ - Then I let myself down easy
ᏞᏍᏗ ᏨᏨᎨᏫᏏ… ‘ᎭᏏᏄᎦ’ ᎠᏰᎸᏓ Ꮎ ‘ᎡᎳᏗᏜ’… ᎠᎴ ‘ᎭᏂᎩ’ Ꮎ ᎠᏰᎸᏓ ‘ᎠᏌᎵᏙᏗ’! - Now remember… “Back up” means “down”… and “giddap” means “up”!
‘ᎭᏏᏄᎦ’ Ꮎ ᎠᏰᎸᏓ ‘ᎠᏌᎵᏙᏗ’… Ꮟ, ᎾᏕ ‘ᎡᎳᏗᏜ’ Ꮎ ᎠᏰᎸᏓ ‘ᎭᏂᎦ’ Ꮭ… ᎠᏌᎵᏙᏗ… ᎡᎳ… - Back up means up… I mean down and down means giddap… no… up… dow…
ᎭᏩ… ᎭᏏᏄᎦ! ᎯᏒᎵᏚᎦ, ᎯᏒᎵᏛᎦ! ᏏᎸᏍᏗ ᏍᏗᏊ! - Ok… Back up! Up up! A little more!
ᎭᎴᏫᏍᏓ! ᏙᏳᎧ! ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ… ᎡᎵᏍᏗ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏱᎦᏓᏌᎾ! - Whoa! Boy o’ boy! What a shot… I should win something with this!
ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏛᎩᏲᏎᎵ ᎾᏆᎵᏍᏓᏁᎭ ᎯᎠ! - Feels as if I am going to lose something with this!
ᏥᏥᏥᏥᏥᏥᏥ - zzzzzzz
Ꭳ… Ꭳ! ᎠᏛᏩᎦᏘᎯᏙᎯ - Oh… Oh! A visitor
ᎭᏛᏓᏍᏓ! ᏝᎨ ᏱᏍᎩᎪᏫᏘ ᏓᎩᎶᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲᎢ? ᎭᏂᎩ!! - Listen! Can not you see I am busy? Scram!!
ᎭᏩ… ᏨᏌᏊ!! - All right… You asked for it!
ᏩᎧ! - Whack!
Ꭴ! - Ooph!
Ꭾ, Ꮭ ᏱᎦᏛᏛᎦ ᏣᏛᏅ, ‘ᎭᏂᎩ!’ - Hey! I didn’t hear you say giddap!
Ꮭ ᏱᏂᏥᏫ!! - I did not say it!!
ᏃᏊᏛ… ᎦᏛᏅᏖᎳ! ᏞᏍᏗ ᏨᎠᏖᎸᎾ, ᎬᏂᎩᎳ, ‘ᎭᏂᎩ’ ᏯᏆᏛᎾ! - Now… remember do not move a muscle unless I say giddap!
ᎡᎷᏊᏍ Ꮭ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏱᎦᎩᎲᎾ… ᏝᏍᏊ ᎦᏙ ᏳᏖᎸᎾ! - Betcha nothing could move me… not even an earthquake!
ᎭᏩ… ᎭᎦᏙᏍᏓ ᏥᏍᏆ… - okay… Now watch the bird…
ᎦᏙᎤᏍᏗ ᏥᏍᏆ? - What bird?
Ꭷ! Ꮎ ᏧᏪᏥ ᎠᎾᎴᏂ ᏓᏂᏯᎢᏍᎬᎢ! - Ka! The eggs are starting to hatch!
ᎡᏥ!! - Mother!!
Ꮭ ᎬᏥ ᏱᎩ - I am not your mother
ᎠᏎᏃ! ᏃᏛ ᏓᏳᏍᏗᏓ! - But! Here she comes now!
ᏍᎩᏕᎳ! ᏈᏂᏙ!! ᏍᎩᏌᎸᏛᎦ — ᏄᎳ! - Help! Pinto!! Pull me up — Hurry!
ᏍᎩᏕᎳ! - Help!
ᎠᏲ! - Ouch!
ᏍᎩᏌᎳᏛᎦ! - Pull me up!
ᏄᎳ! - Hurry!
ᎠᏲ! - Ouch!
ᏄᎾᏍᏛ ᏂᎦᏓ ᏄᎾᏓᏅᏛᎾ ᏗᎦᎾᏢᏓ! - Of all the dumb animals!
ᎦᏙᎲ ᏂᎦᏌᎸᏛᏅᎾ? - Why did not you pull me up?
Ꮭ ‘ᎭᏂᎩ’ ᏱᏍᏉᏏ! - You did not say giddap!
Ꭷ, - ᏙᏳᏛᏃ, ‘ᎭᏂᎩ’! - Ka,- you better start giddapin’ rite now!
ᎦᏙᏃ ᏂᎦᏛᎦ? - Now what did I do?
Ꭾ! ᏏᎸᏍᏓ ᏞᎦ ᎯᎦᏘᏯ ᎦᎵᎩᏂ ᎦᏙᎤᏍᏗ Ꮎ ᎾᎥ ᏧᏍᏓᎪᎸᎢ? - Hey! Wait a minute buck what is that over there by the cave?
ᏈᏂᏙ! ᎠᏂᏓ ᏢᏓᏥ - Pinto! It’s a mountain lion cub
Ꭷ! ᎤᏙᎯᏳᎭ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏓᏅ ᎯᎠ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ! - Ka! What a picture that will make!
ᏣᏅᎨᏍᏗ! ᎤᏙᎯᏳ ᎩᏂᏍᎪᎵᏓᏁᎭ! ᎭᏓᎾᏖᎳ! “ᎤᏍᏗ ᎦᎵᎩᎾ” ᎡᎶᎯ ᏗᎦᏃᏣᎵ ᏗᎦᎾᏢᏗ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏗᏍᎩ. - Hurry up! This is our big chance! Imagine it! “Little Buck” World famous animal photographer.
ᎾᎥ ᏫᎩᏂᎷᏣ ᏱᏂᏩᏛᏓ! - When we get close we will sneak up on him!
ᏁᏙᎲᎾ! - Gone!
Ꮒ! ᏧᎳᏏᏅ ᏚᏙᎮᎳ ᏧᏍᏓᎪᎸᏗᏜ - Look! His tracks lead into the cave
ᎭᏛᏓᏍᏓ! Ꮟ ᏌᏊᎢᏳᏩᎦᏓ ᏛᎬᎵᏍᎪᎵᏓᏁᎵ!! - Now listen! I am going to give you one more chance!!
ᎠᎬᏱ, ᏓᏥᎧᏂ ᎯᎠ ᏗᏓᏟᎶᏍᏗᏍᎩ – ᏂᎭᏃ, ᎯᎠ ᏥᏄᏍᏗ ᏣᏐᏅᏙᏗ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ - First, I will prop this camera up – then all you have to do is push the little gadget
ᎠᏎᎾ ᎮᏍᏗ ᏨᎭᏒᏂᎳ ᎬᏂᎩᎳ Ꮎ ᎠᏂᏓ ᏢᏓᏥ ᏥᏅᎪᏍᏓᏅᎢ - Ꮓ ᎭᎴᎾ ᏕᎭᏟᎶᏍᏗᎲᎢ – ᏞᏍᏗ ᏨᎭᎴᏫᏍᏓᏂ - But do not touch it until I chase the little cub out - then start snapping – and do not stop!!
ᎮᏍᏗ ᏯᏓᎾᏖᎸᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎦᎵᎩᎾ! Ꮭ ᎡᏍᎦ ᏱᏂᏗᎬᏛᏁᏎᎳ ᎯᎠ. - Don’t worry buck! I won’t let you down this time.
ᏕᎮᎾ - ᏪᏌ - ᏪᏌ! ᏘᏅᎪᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏕᏣᏟᎶᏍᏓ! - Here - Cat - Cat! Come out and get your picture took!
ᏗᎭᎳᏓ ᏂᎦᏩ! - Roar!
ᎦᎵᎩᎾ ᎡᎵᏍᏓ ᎦᏂᏯ! - Sounds as if Buck’s got him!
ᎣᏍᏓ ᏕᎭᏟᎶᏍᏓ– ᎦᎵᎩᎾ! - Swell shot– Buck!
Ꮟ! - Hold it!
ᏍᎩᏍᏕᎳ! - Help!
ᏣᏰᏣ! - Smile!
Ꭾ ᎦᎵᎩᎾ! ᎡᎷᏊᏍ ᎮᎵᎠ ᏂᎦᎢ? - Hey Buck! Don’t you think that is enough?
ᎧᎪ–ᎠᏯᏍ, ᏂᎯᎨ! - Who– me or you?
ᏩᎧ! - Whack!
ᎣᏍᏓ! ᎦᎵᎩᎾ, ᎠᏎᏍᏊ ᏕᎦᏟᎶᏍᏓ ᏍᏊ - Great! Buck, I got that one too
Ꮭ ᏱᎪᎵᎦ ᎦᏙᏃ ᎦᎵᎩᎾ ᎥᏍᎩᎾ ᏧᎵᏍᏈᏍᏗ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏓᏅᎢ - I just can’t understand why Buck wanted to get into all those pictures
Ᏻ-Ꮁ- ᎦᎵᎩᎾ! ᎭᏢ ᎮᏙᎭ? - Yoo - Hoo - Buck! Where are you?
ᎠᎭᏂ, ᏈᏂᏙ-! - Right here, Pinto-!
ᎦᎵᎩᎾ, ᎣᏍᏓ ᎾᏛᎦ- ᏂᎦᏓ ᏥᎩᏐᎭᏂ! - Buck, you are a success- I got everything!
ᎥᏍᎨ ᎮᎵᏍᎦ! - That’s what you think!
ᏛᎮᎾ, ᏈᏂᏙ, ᏗᏂᎬᏟᎶᏍᏓᎾᏊ! - Come here again, Pinto!! I am just going to take your picture!
Ꮭ, ᎡᎷᏊ! Ꮭ ᎣᏏᏊ ᏱᏗᏍᎩᏟᎶᏍᏓ ᎢᎦᎥ ᏱᏓᏬᏘᏌ. - No, enough! I do not photograph very well with lumps!
ᏈᏘ ᎠᎴ ᏔᏫᏘ
ᏈᏘ ᎠᎴ ᏔᏫᏘ - Pete and Tweet
ᎠᎩᏙᎦᏏ ᎠᎩᏰᏍᏗᎢ- ᎤᏖᏓ ᎦᎵᏍᎩᏍᎬᎢ! - Ho Hum – I sure hate to wake up- What a swell dream!
ᏈᏘ ᏗᏥᎧᏁᎲᎢ, ᏧᏬᏰᎾ ᎠᎴ ᏚᎳᏏᏛᎢ … - I had Pete tied hand and foot–
ᎾᏆᏛᏅᏒᎢ- ᎦᏙᎲᏃ! ᏃᎴ ᏥᏍᏆ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏓ ᏌᎾᎴ ᎠᎩᏍᏗ! - And just as I was- And phooey! Bird seed again for morning food!
Ꮎ ᎾᎩᎸᏆᏛᎾ ᎠᎩᏗ ᎾᎪᎯᎸ ᎤᎪᏓ ᎡᎳᏗᎯᏯ ᎾᏭᏁ ᎠᏎᏃ ᎠᏍᎪᏯ. - Eating that junk day after day has got me feeling lower than a worm.
ᎥᏍᎩᎾ! ᏍᎪᏯ!! Ꮎ ᎠᏂᏥᏍᏆ ᏱᏓᏂᏰᎠ, ᎠᏯᏃᏱᎩ? - That’s it! A worm!! If other bird clan eat them, why not I?
ᎠᏎᏃ ᎠᎬᏱ- ᏥᎶᏎᏍᏗ Ꮎ ᏈᏘ! ᎣᏏᏃ Ꮟ ᏥᎦᏟᎭ. - But first- I have got to get by Pete! Thank goodness he is asleep!
ᎪᎯᏓ ᎠᎦᏝᏫᏛᎲᎢ, ᏗᎦᏎᏍᏓᎾ! - I have not flown for so long, I better take the safe way down!
ᎣᏏ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᏛᏥᎷᏒᎢ- ᏏᎸᏍᏓ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏱᏄᎵᏍᏓᏂ. - I only hope it will be a safe way up- Just in case.
Ꮭ ᎴᎯᏳ ᏈᏘ ᎠᎩᏂᏴᏓ ᏱᎩ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎠᎬᏱ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏓᏂᏙᎰᎢ. - Pete has never caught me yet, but there’s always a first time!
ᏙᏳ Ꮭ ᏯᎵᏍᎪᏂᏍᎦ-ᏔᏫᏘ! - And you are not kidding-Tweet!
ᏞᎦ ᎤᏬᎵᏓ ᏩᏰᎸᎾ ᏏᎸᏍᏓ ᏱᏥᏱᏅᏓ! - I will let him have a little fun before I nab him!
ᏃᏊ ᏍᎪᏯ ᏙᏳᎢ, ᎦᏳᎳ ᏥᎩᎠ— ᎠᎩ ᏌᏊ! - Now for a worm Boy! I can taste him now— There is one!
ᏥᏍᏆ! - Bird!
ᏛᎮᎾ! ᎩᎾᎵ– ᎬᏯᏒᏰᏍᏓᏅᎢ ᎥᎿ ᏌᎪᏂᎨ ᎠᏖᎵᏙᎯ!! - Come back here! My friend– I have got a place for you on a blue plate special!!
ᏕᎭᏓᏅᏗᏍᏓᏂᏙᎲ Ꮎ ᏡᎬᎢ Ꮭ ᏗᏣᏓᏍᏕᎸ ᏣᏂᏱᏍᎬ ᏫᏓᏤᏢ ᏍᎪᏱ ᏗᎦᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎡᎶᎯ ᎡᎯ. - Ducking around a tree is not going to save you from the best worm catcher in the world.
ᎠᎭ! ᎬᏂᏯ! - Aha! Got you!
ᏄᎳ! ᎮᏍᏗ ᏯᏕᎵᎰᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᏂᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏯ Ꮲ ᎢᏁᎦ! - Hurry up! Don’t be shy, you and I are going somewhere!
Ꭽ, Ꮒ!! - Ha, Look!!
Ꭳ… ‘ᏏᏲ! - Oh… Hello!
ᎠᎴ ᎦᏂᎩᎠ! - And goodby!
ᎬᎾᎨ ᏲᎾ ᎢᎾᎨᎢ! ᎠᏴ ᏥᎯᎷᎩ! - Black bears in the woods! I’m coming!
ᎠᎭᏂ ᎠᏆᏗᏍᎦᏞᏍᏗ, ᎠᏂᎩᏍᎬ ᏱᎪᎯᏓ- ᏙᏳᎧ ᎨᎭ!- ᏍᎪᏯ ᏥᎨ ᎠᎴ ᏈᏘ ᎠᎩᎨ- ᏃᎴ Ꮎ ᏍᎪᏯ ᎩᎶ ᎠᎨ! - I will duck in this can till he goes, what a life!- Me after a worm and Pete after me- and the worm after somebody else!
ᎠᏎᏃ Ꮭ ᏫᎦᏥᎷᎩ ᏍᎪᏯ ᏥᏘᏁᎲᎾ! - But I can not go back without a worm!
ᎠᎴᏃ ᎠᎭᏂ ᏪᏊ ᎡᎯ ᎥᎿ ᎡᎶᎯ! - And here is the biggest one in the whole world!
ᎬᏂᏯ ᏃᏊᏛ ᎠᎬᏱ ᏍᎪᏯ - Caught you, Now the first worm
ᎯᎠᏃ ᏥᏚᎢᏒ ᎠᎹ- ᏃᏊᏛ- ᏱᎬᏍᏕᎳ ᎠᎩᎯᏍᏗᎢ! - And this I turn the water on - Truly now- I will help you wash it down!
ᎦᎵᏦᎯᏓ ᎤᎵᏍᏓᏁᎭ! - He is sure fattening up!
ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎦᏕᎶᎣᏍᎬᎢ - Ꮒ ᏪᏌ! - I was noticing something - you cat!
ᏕᎮᎾ! ᏂᎯ ᎤᎩᏓᎵ ᎠᎹ ᎠᏟᏍᏛ! - Come towards me! You feathered water bottle!
ᎦᏎᎦᏍᏙᏓ Ꮎ ᏪᏌ ᏄᏂᎸᏉᏓ ᎠᎹ— ᏥᎬᏍᏙᏓ ᏗᏓᏩᎵᏔᏚᎦ - Lucky for me cats hate water — He sure got a mouthful when he jumped on me
ᏍᎩᏕᎳ! ᏥᎬᎦ - Help! I am drowning
ᎾᎪᎯᎸᏃ, ᏥᏚᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎠᎩᎩᏍᏗ ᏂᎦᏓ ᏥᏍᏊ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏆᏓᎾᏓ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᏥᏥᏍᏆ- ᎤᏙᎯᏳᎢ!! - And from now on I promise to eat all my bird seed and be a good bird- so truly!!