Summing up the Happy Prince
- Take your list of irregular verbs.
- Write down at least ten verbs in a row.
- Use the verbs in alphabetical order!
- Limit yourself to 150 words.
- Underline all irregular verbs in the story.
- Post as a comment
When I was in Africa
Take your list of verbs. Pick the first one. Try to fit it into the sentence ”When I was in Africa, I…”. Continue building a short but absurd story with your verb list and the words below. If the story turns surreal, let it!
banana, rhinoceros, lion, rifle, Bedouin, giraff, zebra, natives, aggressive, angry, voodoo
Take your list of verbs as you did above. Pick new ones. Try to fit it into the sentence ”Back in Texas I walked into a saloon, I…”. Continue building a short but absurd story with your verb list and the words below. If the story turns surreal, let it!
Stetson hat, stirrup, horse, bar maid, whiskey, Indian, scalp, marshal, beautiful, jealous.
Please notice that stories can contain stereotypes and prejudices. In the Happy Prince, Jews are described as weighing gold. This could be seen as an example of the antisemitism of the 19th century.
We will have two text seminars. One for the first third and one for the second third of the book.
For this seminar you are expected to choose three quotations from the book (at least): You write them down on a flashcard, in an easy to read handwriting. The quotation is followed by an interpretation and/or a justification for the excerpt. When making quotations please take note of the page where the quotation appears.
Date for seminar 1 18th of September
29 reaktioner till “Irregular verbs 1”
When I was in Africa, I went in from the cops beacuse i just killed a person but it was not easy to beacuse the cops where all over the city so alot of the road where closed in the searching for me and coming in the street but I finally found a abondon house and in there I laid low for a day or two so the cops would clear out but I it would be a odd day but after when I left the house the whole street was empty all saw was the cars left with the doors open and at the newpaper stands I and it said that the police Is at hard work trying to arrest a murder who killed four people and which two of the where girls and two boys. But I was thinking that who can they arrest me if there was no cops anywhere to see and no people at all it was only me in the whole city. Threw away a handgranate at a car the where standing close to a ATM and so I saw the money fly out of it.
When I was in Africa I became a banana and I saw an aggressive Bedouin bursting at me and took me to his hut. When we got inside he held me and right when he was about to put me in his mouth a noise came from outside the hut. He laid me down on the table beside his rifle and went out and looked around and a lion came at him in full speed, unfortunately when the lion came inside the hut and found me he mistook me for his friend that he was looking for. The lion said I had to pay him or he was gonna eat me. I paid him and asked if he could take me to my friends at the banana plant which only was 4 minutes away. He said that would be fine and we rid to the plant. But in the middle of the trip a giraffe and a zebra attacked us and stole the lions money that I had just given him. The lion got so angry that he threw me across the savannah putting me in the infamous village of the voodoo natives. I understood that this was gonna be end of me… Seconds later a villager found me and ate me, mashing me in an instant sending me to the fruit heavens.
When I was in Africa I saw an aggressive, angry, and arisen lion. The lion was beaten. The lion had blood all over his body. He fell when the Bedouin came. A Bedouin gave the lion a banana which made the lion grew and in the end it hurt him and he outgrew. From a lion to a strong rhinoceros with rifle.
”When I was in Africa, I BECAME a banana. There I BROKEN a rifle so aggressive and angry natives started attacking me. So I spoke to rhinoceros but thay BLED to death but before thay died thay said CHOOSE a lion then CATCH it. And I used voodoo for it. I had to DEAL with the giraff first. So I DUG a hole with my bedouin but we had to DRINK and EAT first. I FEED my bedouin and we started. When we where done I used a zebra as BAIT. And we GOT the lion and GAVE it to the natives and now are they happy
When I was in Africa I awoke on the banana plant and saw an aggressive Bedouin bursting at me while I was hanging off my banana tree, he grabbed me violently and took me to his hut. As soon as we got inside he held me and right as he was about to put me in his mouth to eat me a growling noise came from outside the hut. He laid me back down on the table beside his rifle and went out to investigate…
Out of nowhere a lion came at him in full speed slaughtering him cold blooded! The lion slowly walked inside the hut… It seemed like he was looking for something? He found me laying on the table and told me that he mistaken me for his banana-friend that he was looking for. He told me that I had to pay him a thousand bucks or he was gonna squish me. I of course paid him without a doubt and I finally dared to ask if he could at least drop me off by the banana plant for all that money I gave him. He accepted the offer and we rode off to the plant…
Unexpectedly, in the middle of the trip we saw a giraffe and a zebra who where running toward us. They eventually caught up and stole the lion’s money. The lion got so angry that he threw me across the whole savannah putting me in the infamous native voodoo village. I understood and accepted that this was going to to be end of me.
Seconds later a villager picked me up and munching on me. I immediately woke up on the banana plant…..
When I was in Africa was I an aggressive angry man who hike so much but i diddent have mutch food left I just had 1 banana. eventually when the food vanishd was I so angry that i was becoming an angry being.
The time past and I was so hungry that I hallucinated and I did see Bedouins that walkt around me and behind them was it 2 giraff that stared at me, 10 minets later did the giraffs become 2 lions that tried to eat me, but I found a rifle in the mud and I tried to kill the wild animals but I couldent kill them, the lions was to fast but instead did thay turn to zebras and the zebras helpt me to get food and water, then did me get beast firends.
wrong one send the right one soon
When I was in Africa I saw a Zebra.
The Zebra was sleeping, I awoke and I began to feed.
It was hungry and didn’t eat something for the last two days.
I brought some water and gras. The Zebra drank the water and ate the gras.
After a while the owner of the Zebra came to us, his face was red and he was upset.
He thought that I was busy at to steal his Zebra but I wasn’t I was just trying to help and survive the Zebra.
As he reached us I tried to calm him down and told him that he misunderstood my actions.
He said ”THIS AREA HAS FORBIDDEN for entering.
I apologize from entering without asking to him and he accepted.
make the long story short he became happy and laughing and I walked away.
When i was in Africa an angryman started throwing Aggressive snakes towards me, it was because i started a fight against Banana with an Bedouin. All of a sudden a giraffe and a lion jumped in and started beating me and the Bedouin. The day after I met some native tribe members and we started dancing around a fire. I once went to a tour and we saw a rhinoceros. A tiger attacked the tour bus and the keeper had to shoot down the tiger with an rifle. We later found out that the accident with the tiger was fake, it was actually a robot. So I was kind of relieved that it was a fake and not a real tiger. This was about everything that append in Africa.
When I was in Africa I saw an aggressive, angry, and arisen zebra. The zebra was beaten. The zebra had scratches all over his body. He fell when the Bedouin came. A Bedouin gave the zebra a banana which made the zebra grew and in the end it helpt him and he outgrew. From a zebra to a strong lion with rifle. the lion killd the Bedouin and I was so worrid that the lion would kill me to but the lion trusted me for no reason at all.
So me and the lion became the best firends ever, we did get food together, we hunted together, we did all things together every singel day. So i gave the lion a name and the name was pi because he peeing everywhere.
When I was in Africa, I awoke to the sound of a giraff bound to a tree. I brought my rifle from my closet but at the same time I busted my knee. I didn’t know that what I dealt with would soon become my end. I drank two shots of whiskey to make the pain go away and to be honest it felt even worse. I got out of bed and went to the kitchen, I grabbed a banana. I threw the banana at the giraff and it hit him straight to the face. Then I saw that I misheard it all, that was not a giraff, it was a Rhinoceros and it did not look happy. The Rhinoceros tore the rope that had bound it to the tree and he ran straight at me. R.I.P
Oops that didn’t quite work out how I wanted it too.
Weird story 2
Back in Texas I walked into a saloon I was sleeping there but I was awoken by a indian so I became indian. There I bite my horse. After that i Broke my horse and then cut it useing a scalp becuase I was jealous of its hair. I removed the stirrup and I choose my stetson hat and drew a marshal and walked away dealing with my bar maid. I dreamed about how we would drink and do stuff and how beautiful she was. Then i died the end.
When I was in Africa I became someone else, Africa changes a man.
I could choose where I wanted to go, I could pick between going to a zoo or go explore the beautiful nature. Ofcourse I went to the zoo and there was so many cool animals there like elephants and even some monkeys hanging in a tree. The monkey grabbed a banana from the tree and handed it to me, so obviously the nice person I am, I decided to keep ir just for good measure. When that red haired kangaroo with an afro jumped past us with some boxing gloves I decided, ”that’s enough” and we left soon after.
While walking to our hotel I made a big mistake, I put my phone in my pocket and without realizing I dropped it, never to be seen again. When I was finally at the hotel I threw myself into the bed and went straight to sleep, waiting for a new adventure just around the corner.
When I was in Africa, I used woke up at the morning too early. I was too excited to visit the city at the first day, so I got out at the first day alone and walked around the houses. In that place witch we were was too warm so I used to wore tank top and shorts. The second day my parents though about going to a desert and having fun there but I was really tired from the first day. So I said to them if we could go the day after. The third day we went to a desert. There was too warm and I laid on the sand. While I laid on the sand sawed I a lizard and I got too fear. After that day I didn’t never went to a desert in Africa. But I spent a lot of good moments there too. I miss the sound while the birds sang around the hotel.
When I was in Africa, I ate an angry banana it cost alot. I was casually daydreaming some things on my way home a grown giraff, a kitten I kept, a light lion, a remade rifle, a mean mislead minotaur, a rid rhinoceros, a shot spider, a sunken stolen and sunburn ship. I woke up and was quite happy after i realized it was all a dream.
Back In Texas I walked into a saloon with my stetson hat, I arose from my chair, after I was done I bore a big rare rock. However I was beaten by the animals who was protecting the rock, but still I continued to bore the rock. The sad part was that my drill began to burst but, the rock was worth a lot of money. I celebrated by drinking some whiskey so I went to the bar and the bar maid she was very beautiful. I bought some drinks. In that time there was some cowboys who wanted to rob the bar. Luckily I caught one of the cowboys however the other two was still on the run. I choose to ask the bar maid if she want to take dinner sometime and she said yes!
After 2 days later that day I drove to the bar where we met. We ate at a fancy restaurant and from that moment I loved her and now we are married.
When i was in Africa, i use to go near of the river with my my friends and watch the Beautiful of the nature. One day i awoke up in the forest and I became a Crocodile, I began to eat other animals while i was confused with this weird situation I drunk the river water then my skin changed and i bacame my old version of humanbeing. I saw a tourist people and they had a tourist buss, i asked if they can take me to the city, then one of the touristers asked me what i am doing here and i told them that i was with my friends and i fellt sleep and i lost them. They took me to the city and I rang one of my friends and I told what had happened to me, he came to me and took me to the apparment that we lived.
When I was in Africa I was with this people who is called Bedouin they are some Arab people group.
When I first arrive I got pick up by the Bedouins in a car. Under the trip I look out the window and I saw really many animals I saw Rhinoceros, zebras and giraffes. I got off the car and see a small group off people heeding me way, this people was a native group Arabs, they came up to me and said hello. All of this guys hade rifles in there hands, in case of danger. What danger you might be thinking? Near by this village you will found a forest full of lions and this is why I came to this place to see it by my own eyes . When we had eaten our dinner we went to sleep because tomorrow is going to be a big day for my we are going to meet some lions.
When I woke up next day it was time to go looking for lions after we have eaten our breakfast.
We eat eggs with bread for breakfast and water as a drink, water is really good in a warm place like this and lion hunting will make you trusty.
We got in to the car and started driving. On the way to the Forest the group was talking about something named voodoo. They said they were going to give me it, when I asked what that was they said voodoo is magic I started to laugh because I thought they were joking but they were serious they where going to give me magic.
We came to the place and we founded 2 lions a father and his little kid the mother wasn’t there it was fun that day but It was time for me to leave.
When I was in Africa, I was very afraid of the animals that came very close to me. I have always thought that animals are aggressive, so I walked around having that animals are always angry in my mind. I didn’t really want to go close to the animals, but my friends told me to, I did give a banana to a monkey because the Bedouin told me that the animals there wasn’t dangerous. Then it felt better, after that they proved that the animals actually were nice to me. I saw a rhinoceros and a lion that was running very fast behind the trees. To the right, I saw an giraff and a zebra. Far away I saw a man holding a rifle, guarding the animals so that they don’t attack the people walking around in the open. Then i saw a vodoo on the ground that we’re supposed to symbol the guard and that’s what happend in Africa. (The Guard we’re controlled by a person)
When I was in Africa, I was very afraid of the animals that came very close to me. I have always thought that animals are aggressive, so I walked around having that animals are always angry in my mind. I didn’t really want to go close to the animals, but my friends told me to, I did give a banana to a monkey because the Bedouin told me that the animals there wasn’t dangerous. Then it felt better, after that they proved that the animals actually were nice to me. I saw a rhinoceros and a lion that was running very fast behind the trees. To the right, I saw an giraff after that, far away I saw a man holding a rifle, guarding the animals so that they don’t attack the people walking around in the open. Then i saw a vodoo on the ground that we’re supposed to symbol the guard and a doll of a zebra. That’s what happend in Africa. (The guard we’re controlled by a person)
When I was in Africa, I bore myself up from the failure from yesterday.
I caught myself daydreaming.
People thought that I drew instead of knitting.
I misunderstood that I actually miswrote my Facebook status. This was very annoying because as I realised my mistake I figured that I should sleep.
The last day in Africa, I told my self to wake up.
When I was in Africa I began to think about life a lot more. Life is nothing more than coincidence. I was just a simple guy who just didn’t have enough money. In other words I was a robber and this is a story about how I died. This one night I was very drunk and I bent down to throw up and then I see this guy who had just fallen face first into the floor, or I think he fell because it looked more like he wanted to hurt himself. He bled so much and he was passed out. I walked over there and checked his pockets for money and I found nothing but his old phone and some random pills. I took his phone and called the police and then just as I was leaving, the guy told me to come closer. I came over there and asked him why he would dive into the floor like that. He told me fell but I didn’t believe him. The out of nowhere he started to elevate, or it actually looked more like he flew. Then he told me it’s a gift he didn’t get from god, he told me it was from the evil down bellow. Then he got back down. I was really scarred to I went back into the club, hid in there and tried to forget everything that happened that night. Ever since I’ve been praying to never see him again.
Back in Texas I walked into a saloon, I met a really nice bar maid, she was very beautiful aswell. We walked around and eventually we stumbled across a horse and a indian</b, the indian was very nice and let us pet the horse. There were some kids nearby and they got very jelous because we got to pet the horse. Because there were so many kids around a horse, a marshal appeared and was wondering why all the kids were there, and i explained everything. All of a sudden the marshal stabbed everybody with a scalp and then a cowboy with a stetson hat with some whiskey appeared and saved everybody. That’s what happend down in Texas.
Back in Texas I walked into a Salon, man with Stetson hat. he was riding a horse.
He drunk a bottle of whiskey the he had in his left hand.
An indian guy who was walking down the road turned to us, his head was like a bold scalp.
He cought the horses rope and slid his foot up in to the stirrup of the horse`s saddle and prepared to pull him self up. I must be daydreamed said by me when I was looking him.
”Something went wrong ” shouted by the Indian guy. He gave me a rope and told me to lead the horse.
I led the horse a beautiful way he never seen in his whole life and he become jealous.
Back in Texas I walked into a saloon, I continued to going front while the Stetson hats was hanging on the ceiling. Once I heard ”I’ll bet $1000 if u going to bring for me five of the Stetson hats”. Then I saw a stirrup on the ground, and I thought with that can I bring the hats down. I was going to take the stirrup and the man said ”I didn’t bid you the stirrup, that’s mine…”. After a moment I heard that a horse is coming in to the saloon. On the horse neck was a bound red rope. I was going to take of the rope from the horse neck but I couldn’t, because the horse bit me on the shoulder, of course my shoulder has bled and I knew it also that the horse bred from Texas. In the saloon blew cool wind. Once a time though I, my shoulder was broken. I was thrown on the ground and the came a bar maid, I thought she would kill me, she was so scary but also beautiful. When I woke up, I saw I am at the hospital, she had brought me to the hospital. I would got to the saloon and bring the hats but she said ” I broadcast the same person who told you to do that”. I asked her how and she said by browbeat him and scared him.
Back in Texas I walked into a saloon, I bought a glass of whiskey and sat down on a chair. I took my stetson hat off and relaxed for a bit.
After a while a marshal came inside the saloon and started questioning the bar maid. He claimed that she was crossbred and that her father was a dangerous Indian. She wouldn’t say a word so he started breaking whiskey bottles to scare her. She started freaking out and everyone in the saloon pulled up they revolvers…
Suddenly, I woke up on the farm in the middle of the day. It seemed like I had day-dreamt the whole thing? I decided to hop on my horse and go into town to check in on the saloon. My brother’s horse looked jealous. I put my foot on the stirrup and took off.
When riding through the canyon I abruptly got shot in the back with an arrow and fell of the horse. I felt a gruesome burn in my back and saw three Indians approaching me. They handcuffed, put a blindfold on me and put me on a carriage. By now, the wound had started to hurt severely.
After about maybe and hour of traveling they took my blindfold off. My back had been in intense pain so I was exhausted… I looked around, I was in the middle of an Indian village. An Indian came towards me with some kind of dagger. He told me to kneel down. He put the dagger on my head and made a slit. He started tearing apart my scalp. I passed out…
Once upon a time when I was in Africa in a small village lived four friends. Named Ahmad, Mahmood, Essa and Hamed. They had grown up together and become good friends. Ahmad, Mahmood and Essa was very intelligent (knowledgeable). But Hamed spent most of his time to eating and sleeping. He was called foolish by everyone. Once famine struck the village. All the crops faild. Rivers and lakes started to dry up. The people of the village started moving to other cities to save their lives. We also need to move to other place as soon as possible or else we will also die just like other people. Said Ahmad. They all agreed with him. But what about Hamed asked ahmad. Do we need him with us? He has no skills or learning. We cannot take him with us, Said Ahmad. Yes he will be a burden on us, Said Essa.
”How we can leave him behind? He grew up with us, said Mahmood. We can never leave him behind, said Mahmood. They all agreed to take Hamed with them. They packed all necessary things and set for a nearby town. On the way to neaby town, they had to cross a forest. When they were walking trough the forest, they become across the bones of an animal. They become curious. ”These are bones of a lion, said Mahmood. This a great apportunity to test our skills, said Ahmad.
I can put the bones together and he brought the bones toghther to form the skelet of a lion. said Ahmad. Mahmood said, i can breath life into that body. But before he could contiue, Hamed who was called foolish by everyone jumped to stop him and said, if you put life into that lion, it will all of us. You cant stop me from testing my skills and learning, shouted Mahmood on Hamed. You´r here jast because i requested to other to let you come with us.
Hamed said, then please let me climb om the tree first. Just as Hamid pulled himself on the tallest branch of the tree Mahmood brought life into the lion. The lion got up with a deafening roar, the lion attacked ang killed the three leaned friends and could not kill Hamed.