This is a traditional Jamaican story. Hope you enjoy it.
A goat was walking along with her two kids looking for some nice sweet grass when it began to rain. It was really coming down, so she ran under a big rock ledge to get some shelter, not knowing that it was Lion’s house.
When Lion saw the three goats coming, he purred to himself in a voice like thunder.
This frightened the mother and her kids and she said, ‘Good evening, Minister,’ And the lion replied, ‘Good evening.’ She said that she was looking for a minister to baptize these two kids, because she wanted to give them names.
Lion said he’d be happy to do that: ‘This one’s name is Dinner and this one’s name is Breakfast Tomorrow and your name is Dinner Tomorrow.’
So now after hearing this roared out by the Lion, the goats were really scared, and the kids’ hearts began to thump.
Lion asked the mother goat what the matter was with her two kids and she said, ‘Well, they always feel this way when the room they are in gets so hot.’ So she asked Lion that since they were feeling that way, could they go out and get a little cool air.
Lion agreed that they could go out until dinner time, but then they must come back in. So the mother whispered to the two kids to run as fast as they could until dark came.
So when the lion saw that evening was falling, and he didn’t see the kids coming back, he started to roar again.
She said that she was wondering why they were staying out so long, so she asked Lion if she shouldn’t go out and get them before it got too dark.
The lion agreed. And as soon as the mother got out, she really took off running.
Happy English learning!!