First stà studiando un classico della letteratura per bambini inglese: Three Billy Goats Gruff

Nella foto vedete il ponte, il gigante e il fiume, mentre i bambini cercano di far saltare le caprette.

All trolls have big ears and long noses, and bushy tails. Trolls are night creatures. They do not like the sunlight. They can live much longer than humans. Another super-human feat is that they can make themselves invisible. There are many legends in Norway about the trolls, but the most famous is Three Billy Goats Gruff. This is how it goes.

Once upon a time there were three billy goats, names Gruff. They were on their way to eat on the hillside, but they had to cross a bridge. Under the bridge lived a troll, with eyes as big as saucers, and a nose as long as a poker.

The first goat over the bridge was the youngest Billy Goat Gruff. “Trip, trap, trip, trap!” he walked across the bridge.

“Who’s that tripping over my bridge?” roared the troll.

“I am the smallest Billy Goat Gruff, and I’m going up to the hillside to make myself fat,” said the billy goat, with a tiny voice.

“I’m coming to gobble you up,” said the troll.

“Oh, no! please don’t eat me. I’m too little!” said the billy goat. “Wait for the second Billy Goat Gruff. He’s much bigger.”

“Well, be off with you,” said the troll.

A little while later, the second Billy Goat Gruff crossed the bridge. “Trip, trap, trip, trap, trip, trap” went the bridge.

“Who’s that tripping over my bridge?” roared the troll.

“I am the second Billy Goat Gruff, and I’m going up to the hillside to make myself fat,” said the billy goat, with a medium voice.

“I’m coming to gobble you up,” said the troll.

“Oh, no! Don’t eat me. Wait for the last Billy Goat Gruff. He’s much bigger.”

“Very well! Be off with you,” said the troll.

Next, the big Billy Goat Gruff crossed the bridge. “Trip, trap, trip, trap, trip, trap!” went the bridge. This billy goat was heavy and the bridge creaked and groaned under him.

“Who’s that tramping over my bridge?” roared the troll.

“I am the big Billy Goat Gruff ,” said the billy goat, with a big ugly voice.

“I ‘m coming to gobble you up,” roared the troll.

“No, you’re not!” said the biggest Billy Goat Gruff. “I am bigger than you and I could crush you into bits and bones.”

“No, you’re not!” said the biggest Billy Goat Gruff. “I am bigger than you and I could crush you into bits and bones.”

And when the troll saw how big the billy goat was, the troll let him pass. After that, the three billy goats went to the hillside. They got so fat they could hardly walk home. And if the fat hasn’t fallen off, they’re still fat; and so,

Snip, snap, snout. This tale’s told out.