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Where Hummingbirds Come From
Otkud dolaze kolibri

Bilingual Croatian-English Where Hummingbirds Come From

Translated by Bojan Tunguz

It was a cold winter day.  The snow was falling outside and Grandmother was in her chair by the fireplace.

Bio je hladan zimski dan. Napolju je padao snijeg, a baka je bila u svojoj stolici uz kamin.

 

She had that far away look she gets sometimes.  I crawled up into her lap hoping for a story.

Gldala je u daljinu kako je samo ona to nakda znala činiti. Uvukla sam joj se u krilo nadajuči se da će mi ispričati priču.

 

She wrapped her arms around me and said, "When I was a little girl just like you, my Grandmother told me about some magic waters."

Zagrlila me je i rekla, “Kad sam bila mala djevojčica kao ti, moja baka mi je pričala o nekim čarobnim vodama.”

 

 

Where Hummingbirds Come From

Grandmother smiled at me and asked, "Would you like to hear what she had to say?"

Baka mi se nasmijala I upitala “Da li bi željela čuti što mi je ona rekla?”

 

Oh boy, I thought, as I eagerly shook my head yes. This is just what I was hoping for.

A joj, pomislih ja, dok sam željno potvrdno klimnula glavom. To je upravo ono čemu sam se nadala.

This is the way my Grandmother told me.....

Evo što mi je baka ispričala …