Little Fellow Bờm

Little fellow Bờm has an areca spathe fan*,

Phú ông begs him to exchange it for three oxen and nine buffalos,

Bờm says that Bờm does not want to take them.

Phú ông begs him to exchange it for a dozen fish,

Bờm says that Bờm does not want to take them.

Phú ông begs him to exchange it for a raft of ironwood,

Bờm says that Bờm does not want to take it

Phú ông begs him to exchange it for a couple of birds,

Bờm says that Bờm does not want to take them.

Phú ông begs him to exchange it for a handful of sticky rice,

Bờm accepts at once with a happy smile.

UNKNOWN AUTHOR

* It is a part of a leaf from a tree called areca tree.

Source: mamalisa.com

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