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The Art Contest


A long long long long long time ago, there was a boy, about thirteen years old. He was the smartest person in Vietnam, and his name was Trang Quynh.

There was a war, then, between Viet Nam and China. A Chinese man named Trang Khuyen went into Viet Nam, and he had a question. He said, "In your country, can you make drawings of wild animals, like I can, in one minute?"

Trang Quynh said, "You draw in one minute two wild animals. I'll draw, in one second, TEN wild animals."

Trang Khuyen, he went first. He picked up a brush in each hand and drew-- whisha-wisha-wisha-wisha-- and in one minute, with this hand Trang Khuyen drew a tiger, and with the other hand he drew a lion. Beautiful!

Trang Quyn said, "You drew very well. Now, in one second-- ten wild animals!" He took his ten fingers, and dipped them in ink, and drew them down all at the same time across the paper.



"Ten worms," he said. "I win."


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ESL Folktales
folktales 4U

Jennings & Ponder: World Tales & Celtic Music
PO Box 522 Montpelier VT 05601
802-223-9103

home page:
http://www.folktale.net.html

e-mail:

tim@folktale.net