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How the Fox Got His Color
Cum si-a primit vulpea culoarea

Bilingual Romanian-English How the Fox Got His Color

Translated by Noemí S.

“Well, young lady,” my grandmother said with a very serious look on her face as she pulled the bread out of the oven, “Did you know the fox wasn’t always red?”
“Ei bine, tanara doamna” bunica mi-a spus cu o expresie a fetei foarte serioasa in timp ce scotea painea din cuptor, “Stiai ca vulpea nu a fost intotdeauna rosie?”

I hopped up in a chair and got comfortable as I shook my head no. I knew grandmother was about to tell me another story.
Am sarit intr-un scaun si m-am asezat confortabil in timp ce dadeam din cap ca nu. Stiam ca bunica Urma sa-mi spuna o alta poveste.

“Way back in long ago times, the fox was white. In fact there are still a few white ones,” Grandmother said as she seated herself beside me. “But,” she said, “way back then, they were all white.”
“Acum mult timp in urma, Vulpea era alba. De fapt inca mai sunt cateva albe Spunea bunica In timp ce statea in spatele meu “Dar, a zis ea, “Atunci demult, Toate erau albe”

“Then one day, a little boy fox went out to play. His mother told him to be sure to keep his pretty white fur nice and clean.”
“atunci intr-o zi, Un pui de vulpe s-a dus afara sa se joace. Mama lui i-a spus sa aiba grija
sa-si pastreze blanita alba Si curata”.


“Now she knew,” Grandmother said, “that he wouldn’t because we all know little boys are full of mischief.”
“acuma ea stia,” Bunica spunea, “ca el nu o va asculta deaorece noi toti stim ca Baieteii sunt plini de nazbatii.”

“So, off the little fox went, across the meadow. He decided he was going to see how many things he could go over, under, and through.
“deci, micutul pui de vulpe s-a dus Peste pajiste. El s-a hotarat sa mearga sa vada peste cate lucruri poate el merge, Sub si prin.

Well, the first thing he saw was a fence. It looked very tempting,” grandmother told me,
“because the space between the wooden rails was pretty small.”

Ei bine, Primul lucru pe care l-a vazut a fost un gard. Acesta I se parea foarte tentant” imi spunea bunica, “Deoarece spatial dintre sinele de lemn Era micut”