sa tel pase ce un miskin man. Long time ago there was a poor man.
le domu sa lil kamar supra bekeria. He lived in a little room above a bakery.
un rici man tena bekeria. A rich man owned the bakery.
miskin man nosa nyami pang mey den, a ni abla peya. The poor man smelled the delicious bread every day, but could not afford it.
koy den rici man lida miskin man pa hakimer. One day the rich man lead the poor man before a judge.
rici man loga pa hakimer, "ci man nosa mi nyami pang mey den, a peya pa mi nol xey ya le." The rich man said, "This man smells my delicious bread every day but pays me nothing for it."
hakimer loga, "dul te laya badi den, i miskin man jama sake du lim gimi parce du pese!" The judge said, "Both of you come tomorrow, and the poor man must bring a bag of 5 gold coins!"
miskin man tena pol doste, ki dona pan pese pa le. The poor man had many friends who gave him the money.
badi den, dul le gowa pa hakimer. The next day they both went to the judge.
hakimer loga, "sisma sake!" The judge said, "Shake the bag!"
gimi parce du pese sonda. The coins jingled.
hakimer loga, "miskin man nosa pang, a ni nyama le. The judge said, "The poor man smelled the bread, but did not eat it.
"rici man auda pese, a ni tena le." "The rich man hears the money, but does not get to keep it."