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How the Fox Got His Color
Kako je lisica dobila svoju boju

Translated by Bojan Tunguz

Bilingual Croation-English How the Fox Got His Color

“Well, young lady,” my Grandmother said with a very serious look on her face as she pulled the bread out of the oven. “Did you know the fox wasn’t always red?”
“Dakle mlada damo,” reče moja baka sa jako ozbiljnim pogledom na licu dok je vadila kruh iz pečnice, “da li si znala da lisica nije uvijek bila crvena?”

I hopped up in a chair and got comfortable as I shook my head no. I knew Grandmother was about to tell me another story.
Poskočila sam u stolici i ugodno se smjestila odmahnuvši glavom. Znala sam da će mi sad baka ispričati jednu od svojih priča.

“Way back in long ago times the fox was white. In fact there are still a few white ones,”
Grandmother said as she seated herself beside me. “But, way back then they were all white.”
“Prije mnogo, mnogo godina u pradavna vremena lisica je bila bijela. U stvari još postoje pokoje bijele lisisce,” reče baka dok je sjedala uz mene. “Ali u ta davna vremena sve su bile bijele.”

“Then one day, a little boy fox went out to play. His mother told him to be sure to keep his pretty white fur nice and clean. Now she knew he wouldn’t because we all know little boys are full of mischief.
“I onda jednog dana se mali lisac otišao igrati. Njegova majka mu je rekla da sačuva svoje lijepo bijelo krzno I ne zaprlja ga. E sad ona je znala da to on neće uraditi jer su mali dječaci nestašni.

So, off the little fox went across the meadow. He decided he was going to see how many things he could go over, under, and through. Well, the first thing he saw was a fence. It looked very tempting because the space between the wooden rails was pretty small.”
Tako je mali lisac otišao preko livade. Odlučio je da vidi što se sve može preskočiti, gdje može ići ispod i kroz što se može provući. Prvo što je vidio bila je ograda. Izgledala je jako primamljivo jer je razmak između stubaca bio jako uzak.”