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Story of the month

The farmer and his family

A long time ago in Limpopo, there lived a farmer and his family – his donkey, his pig, his dog, his cat and his rooster. They all lived happily together on the farm. Then one day the rain stopped and there was no more water. The vegetables could no longer be watered and there was not much left to drink.

The farmer called his donkey, pig, dog, cat and rooster. “We have to move to a place where there is water,” he said. So they all left. The farmer took a few of his things with him in a bag. Together they walked along the dusty road one behind the other. Tramp-tramp! Clip-clop! Snuffle-snort! Woof-woof! Meow-meow! And cock-a-doodle-doo!

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