jjSb-dpJ-jjSb-dbla Ga-Vbk-jjrbs-raygs-Dpg-xp-Wckx-Rogx-jBia Gdh-div-jjxb-aO-Grnb-Ge-jBia-ekn-raygs Hrt-Qbka nis-jVia-Dpg-BUb-wls-eif-ekx-LS-xp: dcks-raYbx-ep-Dls-eK-rsbk-skx, aod-xp-woa-tkn skx-ep-eia-eof-Ge-Eug-cbk: “aod-Vif-SK” jjtK-jSogk-Dpg-jjws-jjRs-LS-raygs.
eif-Dis-ekx-jVia-jqugla-Rid-dia-Dpg-eYf jxugl-qcd-jwok-xp-jtugls-DYd-GF qcd-jwok-dmg-Ebcn-jrtul-dia-BUb-eK-jrxp.
xuJ-raygs-Ga-wK-aK-Dpgdcks-lld-HV-rk-dPa LEd-Rhkn-jtpn-HV-Cud-jjRhc-wls-akn-qka Fygs-Rhls-Grh-jqugla-Dis-els-xk-Ebcn “Ebcn-jjfb! Ebcn-jjfb! Ebcn-whln-jjfb-Dhla!”
Long ago, three animals lived together in a peaceful forest near a wide river of clear water. There was a handsome young golden deer, a bird named Pat Tah who had bright, beautiful feathers, and a turtle with a strong body.
The three animals were the best of friends. When they had problems or were unhappy, they always helped each other.
One afternoon, when the deer went to find food, he suddenly had bad luck. He stepped in a hunter’s trap. The deer called out to his friends. “Help me, please, help me!”
jxugl-jSogk-jjtK-aod-Vif-SK-Hfh-nPa-eNs-dcks-Rhls-jjac-aiJa dmg-jtpn-Sod-GF. jSogk-Rhls-wyJa-cbk: “Ll½! aiJa-jjxba-eNs-ebNc-dcks-Hf½!” aod-Vif-SK-qu-Vpd-qyv-qiv-wyJa “whln-Wyf-cbkdcks-Shls-Sod-BUb-Ga-lia-SK-tkn, jdpf-rnis-wyJa-dmg-vmg-RUh whln-FK-vPa-HV-jvPgs-fNc-apJ,” jcoJk-jjthc aod-Vif-SK-dmg-Rpv-vPa-HV-rk-ebNc-dcks-Dia-Dp. lpd-Wkc-raygs-aod-dmg-vPa-rahk-Suga-div-xk-tkn-ska-Grh-jSogk-zis-cbk: “jdpf-jtugls-Grnb-jjthc ebNc-dcks-dI-tis-Cud-jjRhc-wls-akn-qka-BUb-Dpg-Vbk-zkd-jvuJls-aiJa HcA-jwoJk! qcd-jRok-Shls-Rpv-HV-Ebcn-dbla-Dpg-akn-qka-FK-xk-qmJ.”
aod-Vif-SK-cks-jjQa-Ebcn-jrtul Lfn-vld-Grh-ebNc-jSogk-HV-dif-vhcs-Grh-wkf ebca-Soa-FK-vPa-HV-jRif-tks-Rhkn-jqugl-Cbcs-jc-tk-akn-qka.
When the turtle and the bird heard the deer’s cries, they were surprised and worried. “Uii,” shouted the turtle, “that sounds like our friend the deer!”
The bird spread her wings and said, “I think the deer must be in trouble, but I don’t know what has happened. I’ll fly over right now, as fast as I can, to see what happened.” She flew off.
A few minutes later, the bird flew back, very excited and worried. “Something terrible has happened!” she told the turtle. “The deer is caught in a hunter’s trap on the other side of the forest. We must hurry over and help before hunter comes back.”
The bird made a plan to help the deer. She told the turtle, “Go bite the rope in half. While you do that, I’ll delay the hunter when he goes to the deer.”
jxugl-jSogk-HV-jCPs-dmg-jria-ebNc-dcks-Cud-jjRhc-fpJa-HV+-xk-Bbks-rahk-eos-eka dcks-Rhls-wyJa-cbk: “Ebcn-jRok-jjfb” jSogk-jria-rxUb-Cud-jjRhc-jjac-aiJa-dmg-Rpv-jwoJk-Ebcn-Dia-Dp. “vmg-Shls-Bhka-fNc-whln-FK-dif-ekn-jjRhc-apJ-Grh-wkf-xYba-fhcn-jjwhc-Dpg-jjrtx-Wox-wls-whln,” jSogk-GEh-jc-tk-dif-jEuld-BUb-foa-Foa-jRif-Grh-Vkd-wls-Soa-jVia-vkf-jFiv-Vcf-rtkn Dpg-eYf jjSb-jSogk-dmg-nis-lof-Doa-vmg-nlx-BYf-qid.
When turtle arrived and saw the deer struggling in the trap, he felt very concerned for his friend. “Please, help me!” the deer shouted.
The turtle hurried to help immediately. He said, “Don’t worry, I’ll bite through the rope with my sharp teeth. You’ll see!” It took a long time for the turtle to bite through the rope. Soon his mouth hurt. But he ignored the pain and kept on chewing.
ebca-aod-Vif-SK-dmg-Rpv-vPa-HV-rk-akn-qka, jria-akn-qka-dI-tis-FK-jwoJk-Vbk dmg-vPa-HV-lhlx-rahk lhlx-rtis, vPa-SI-rahk-SI-rtis Foa-jRif-Grh-akn-qka-FI-Shls-Hfh-jjtba-rap-jwoJk-jRula.
Fkd-aiJa aod-Vif-SK-dmg-Rpv-vPa-HV-rk-jqugla-Dis-els, Foa-Gdh-WX-jjthc jjSb-jSogk-nis-dif-vhcs-Ebcn-dcks-BUb Ga-Dpg-eYf-jSogk-dmg-ek-xkf-dif-vhcs-Hfh-eI-jtif jjtK dcks-dmg-Hfh-jVia-lPf-eK-tK.
dcks-jcoJk-cbk: “wlv-GF-aI-jqugla-Dis-els-rtknA-Dpg-xk-Ebcn-Ep-cPf-jRok-jlok-Hch Chk-vmg-figs-aiJa-jRok-Wos-Skn-jjDhA.”
Meanwhile, the bird flew toward the hunter. When she saw the hunter about to enter the forest, she flew ahead of him, then behind him, then flew right at his face until he ran away to his house.
Then the bird quickly flew back to see her two friends. It was almost dark, but the turtle was still biting the rope, trying to help the deer. Finally, the turtle succeeded in biting all the way through the rope, and the deer was free.
The deer was grateful to the two friends who had saved him. “Thank you,” he said. “If you hadn’t come and helped, I would have died.”
Dia-Gf-aiJa-aod-Vif-SK-Dpg-Fiv-BUb-sbk-Hxh-eUs-dmg-jria-akn-qka-dI-tis-xYbs-rahk-xk, Fygs-Rhls-Geb-dcks-Grh-Rpv-rap-HV-dbla. jxugldcks-Sod-GF-Dpg-Hfh-nPa-jEiga-aiJa-dmg-Rpv-Lff-HV-Bbks-Hc-ck.
jxugl-akn-qka-xk-jCPs RUh-cbkdcks-rtYf-jjRhc-HV-jjthc dmg-Lx-Lr-Bbks-Grnb jjtK jria-jSogk-Wka-sYvA-BUb-Fygs-Fiv-jlok-jSogk-Geb-Cos jjthc-jjwca-Hch-jDPs-SoJa-Hx.h Fkd-aiJa dmg-Htb-Skx-dcks-HV.
The bird said to the deer and turtle, “We have to hurry and escape before hunter comes back and sees us.”
The bird stood on a high tree branch and saw the hunter coming toward them. She shouted to the deer to escape first. The deer jumped with fright, then ran away.
When the hunter arrived, he was angry to see that the deer had escaped. He saw the turtle crawling, “ngup, ngup,” so he caught the turtle, put it in bag, and hung it up in a tree. Then he ran after the deer.
aod-Vif-SK-jria-jSogk-Cud-Fiv Fygs-vPa-HV-vld-dcks-cbk: “Ecn-lpd-jjthc-ebNc-jSogk-Cud-Fiv, HV-Ebcn-ebNc-jSogk-dbla-HV.”
Fkd-aiJa aod-dmg-div-HV-Ebcn-jSogk dcks-GEh-jwok-Dpg-jjrtx-Wox-Fpd Cos-Foa-wkf jjtK-Ebcn-jSogk-lld-xk-Hfh-eI-jtif, jSogk-Fygs-Rpv-Wka-tos-HV-rtov-tpJ-BUb-rals-GdhA, aod-Vif-SK-Rpv-vPa-div-Ris ebca-dcks-dmg-Vov-rap-HV.
The bird saw that the turtle had been caught by the hunter, and she flew to tell the deer. “We’ve had more bad luck. Our friend the turtle was caught. We must go and help the turtle.”
Now the bird made a new plan. She told the deer to limp, so the hunter would try to catch him, and would get lost.
Then, the bird flew to help the turtle. The deer used his sharp horns to tear the bag and help the turtle come out. The turtle quickly crawled to a nearby pond to hide. The bird flew back to her nest, and the deer escaped.
Smg-xkdcks, jSogk jjtK aod-Vif-SK-dmg-div-xk-lk-He-BUb-Dpg-Vbk-Dpg-jjea-Rogx-jBia-Bbks-xp-Wckx-eYd-figs-jfpx jjtK eia-nk-cbk: FK-jVia-rxUb-Rid-rxUb-jjqs jjtK-Ebcn-jrtul-dia-SK-rtlf-HV.
Later, the deer, the turtle and the bird returned to their peaceful spot in the forest, and lived together happily again. They promised each other: “We will be good friends, and help each other forever.”
Those who help each other in hard times will be happy together.