THE POOR TURKEY GIRL
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A very long time ago in the village of Shufinne, a young orphan lived with her aunt.
Each she would go up into the canyons and call the turkeys to come home. They would gather round her and follow her
Turkey Girl worked hard for years. No one showed her any kindness. But she was very kind and caring to the turkeys. They loved her in return and came immediately she called them at night to lead them back to their cages.
Gradually Turkey Girl grew into a young . But she always looked dirty and tired from all the hard work she did. Her was a tangled, untidy mess and her clothes were patched and tattered hand downs from her cousins.
One day it was announced there would be a big dance in the village in four days time. Everyone was excited. Turkey Girl’s cousins began sewing new mantas or for the dance. They laughed as they sewed, and talked about how wonderful they would look at the dance.
Turkey Girl knew she was not invited and even if she was, she had nothing to wear. Everyone would laugh at her dirty and patched clothes.
WRITE THE WORDS FROM THE STORY THAT HAVE THE MEANINGS BELOW:
1. Without father or mother:
2. A small town:
3. The first meal of the day:
4. Not clean:
5. Synonym of fantastic:
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For the next three days as Turkey Girl walked with her into the canyons, she sighed and talked to the birds about the dance.
“It would be so cool to go to that dance.” she sighed. The turkeys kept walking. “But it’s never going to happen. And even if I could go I don’t
have a nice dress to . Everyone would laugh at me,” she said to the turkeys.
The turkeys kept walking. On the fourth day as Turkey Girl talked and thought about the dance she didn’t notice that the turkeys had led her
further into the canyons than she had ever been before. The turkeys and circled her. The oldest turkey flapped his wings, strutted
up to her and said “We can help you go to the dance.” Turkey Girl stared at the old turkey with her mouth wide open, unable to speak.
Finally she screamed, “You to me, you really to me! Wow! My turkeys can talk!”
“Yes we can talk when we want to,” said the old turkey. “Now get over it!” “Ok, talking turkeys! I’m cool with that,” said Turkey Girl. “Now
what were you saying about the dance?” The old turkey said, “If you trust us and do what we say, we can help you go to the dance.”
“But I’ve got nothing to wear except these old clothes, and I’m dirty,” the girl.
The turkeys stared at her without saying a word. “Ok, I trust you,” said Turkey Girl. “You've been my only friends all these years.”
The old turkey told her to take off her dress and put it on the ground. He then strutted back and forth on it, picking at it with his beak and
beating it with his wings. The other turkeys circled around Turkey Girl, brushing her with their wings and combing her hair with their beaks until
her skin clean and smooth and her long black hair was shining and wavy.
When the turkeys stepped away from her, the old turkey there, holding a beautifully embroidered white dress in his beak. Turkey
Girl put it on. A large turkey his wing and out fell a pair of the finest white moccasins. Another turkey coughed and out came a
sparkling shell necklace. Dressed in her new clothes and with her glowing face, Turkey Girl looked truly beautiful. She the turkeys
and turned to leave the canyon to go to the dance. “Before you go” said the old turkey “You must promise not to forget us here in the canyon
and come back before it is dark, to take us back to our cages.” “I promise!” shouted Turkey Girl, as she turned and ran towards the village.
“You can trust me.” When Turkey Girl reached the village no one her in her gorgeous new clothes. All the young men looked at
her admiringly, wondering who this beautiful young woman was. All the young women greeted her warmly.
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Turkey girl talked the birds about the dance.
She promised not to forget the turkeys in the canyon.
The turkeys brushed and combed the girl's hair.
No one recognised the girl in the village.
The girl realized her turkeys could speak.
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At first Turkey Girl was a bit shy and found it hard to talk but gradually she enjoyed the dancing.
The more she relaxed, the more she encouraged herself and danced and danced, forgetting about the turkeys.
It wasn’t until she noticed the long shadows cast by the sun as it sank behind the mountains, that she remembered the turkeys.
Turkey Girl ran from the village, ignoring all her new friends who looked after her.
When she reached the canyon where she had left the turkeys it was dark and all the turkeys had gone.
Turkey Girl ran through the canyons and mountains calling out to the turkeys. She called and called but the turkeys would not answer her.
The faster she chased them the faster the turkeys ran away from her.
Brush and thorns ripped her new clothes and they got full of dust and dirt. The beautiful necklace broke and the shells were lost in the dark.
Finally Turkey Girl stopped chasing the turkeys and walked back to the village, sobbing and dirty. She knew life would be much harder now
without her good friends the turkeys.
That is why to this day wild turkeys are scattered throughout the canyons and mountains.
And because of Turkey Girl’s broken promise turkeys no longer trust humans and run away whenever we come near.
1. How did Turkey girl felt when she arrived to the party?
happy and excited nervous and shy easy-going, relaxed
2. When did Turkey Girl remember her turkeys?
after the sunrise during the sunset at midnight
3. What did the turkeys do when Turkey girl was chasing them?
they hide in the canyon they went back to her they went up to the mountains
4. Why do turkeys run away whenever a human comes near?
because turkeys don't trust them because turkeys don't like them because turkeys don't need them.
5. What are the values learnt in this story?
love and peace loyalty and friendship truth and revenge
FIND THE THANKSGIVING WORDS IN THE WORDSEARCH:
LISTEN AND ORDER THE SONG:
Got my wings so I won't fall, ain't sellin' me to Butterball
I will survive, I will survive, hey, hey.
Oh no not I, I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to peck, I know I'll stay alive.
I should have known this day would come,
I should have known not to relax,
but you took me to your nest before it was too late
and kept me warm, and you helped me incubate...
weren't you the one who prized this dark meat on my thighs?
Did ya think I'd gobble? Did ya think I'd lay down and die?
If I thought for just one second, you'd come in here with that ax
At first I was an egg, I was petrified,
kept thinking I'd be lost or I'd get cracked and fried.
And now you're back, think you're the boss,
wanna put me on a plate, next to your wife's cranberry sauce.
Go on now, walk out the door
just turn around now, ain't choppin' my head to the floor