THE WOLF AND THE 7 GOATS

You want me to tell you the story of the nannie goat?  I am the Goat with Iron horns. Who he ate my eggs meet me in the forest.   أنا العنزة العنّوزية أم قرون الحديدية اللي أكل بيضاتي يلاقيني بالبرية   This goat lives in a farm and have 7 baby goats. One of…

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SAINT GEORGES LEGEND

A long time ago, during the days of the Romans, there was a king. The king had a son called Georges, a beautiful boy. At this time, people used to worship many Gods and not only one. Then, they started worshipping one God and believing in Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary and all the…

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YALLA YNAM SONG

Bedtime Song Yalla Ynam Yalla Ynam Go to sleep Go to sleep La dbaḥlou tayr al ḥamam I will kill a pigeon for him Rouḥ ya ḥamam la tsaddi’ Go pigeon, don’t believe me Dḥekna ʻa Youssef ta ynam We are lying to Youssef so he goes to sleep   Here we can add the…

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CHIFFON DOLL

When you were a child, did you like to play Barbie? Yes, but back in those days, it was not called Barbie. It was called leʻbit Chratit Chiffon Doll. What is this? It was a doll made out of scraps of fabric. We used to make it When I was your age, I had a…

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BOARDING SCHOOL

To which school did you go? At first, I went to “Frères”, a school in Beirut. Then I went to a deẖli boarding school, because my mother, God bless her soul, died a long time ago, when I was still a child. The boarding school was in Jbeil, and I stayed there for 5 years.…

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HEAVEN

Heaven (in English) means janne, correct? Yes … Yes, it means where your mother is. Your mother is in heaven! Hahaha, yes, I can’t say … Where’s heaven? Up … Maybe. Nobody knows, maybe yes … When someone dies, God comes to see if he was good and brave When someone dies, the flesh only…

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GLASS MARBLES

The biggest one, we call it the Moẖ al baġel, brain of the mule! We used to play with these glass marbles the most. But also we had clay balls. Same size and smaller. Clay means soil mixed with water. We used to buy 10 for 1 qorch, the currency of that time. Each glass…

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SAINT DANIEL LEGEND

You want to hear the story of the prophet Daniel? During the days of the Chaldeans and the Assyrians, Daniel was a handsome man, who loved his parents so much … People were jealous of him because everybody loved him. They went to the governor to complain accusing Daniel of ruining the village and demanded…

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TAXIS

We used to have one car in the village, only one! Imagine, the whole village, it had 2000 habitants and there’s only one car, a taxi … Only one taxi, nobody owned a car. So, people had to take turns taking the taxi every one hour to go to the city and do their shopping…

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