Titlu My Little Ghost
Autor Jennifer Bassett
Categorie Limba Engleză
My Little Ghost

Invata engleza citind, nivelul recomandat A2 Elementary.  

Very young children like to feel safe. They like the same things to happen every day; they like the same people around them. They like what they know, and are often afraid of what they don't know. Avusi is worried. Why does his mama work in a house full of ghosts - white ghosts? I live in a small village on the coast in Papua New Guinea. My name is Avusi. My Mama, she works in town, looking after somebody's children. Every morning I wake up to the sound of my Mama getting ready for work, and I am filled with a feeling of sadness. 'Mama, can I come with you?' 'No, my brave little man, you cannot come.' 'But I don't want to stay here by myself,' I cry. 'Your Bubu will be here to look after you, and you have all the other children in the village to play with.' I watch unhappily as my mother goes down the wooden steps of our hut and disappears into the morning fog. That night, while my mother was putting me to bed, I asked her about her job. 'Mama, is it true there are lots of ghosts where you work?' 'Why? Who told you a story like that?' she asked. 'Bubu Man said you work in a house full of white ghosts.' 'Don't listen to that old man. One day he'll frighten you to death. I don't work in a house of white ghosts, is that clear?' 'Yes, Mama.' 'So, I guess that means you're not coming with me to work tomorrow... because you think I work in a house full of ghosts.' 'No, I want to come, I want to come, please!' I said. 'OK, OK, you can come,' she laughed. Next day I got up at the same time as the sun. 'Mama, Mama, wake up!' I called, running into my mother's room. 'You're going to be late for work.'