A climber fell off a cliff, and as he tumbled down, he caught hold of a small branch


A majestic voice boomed through the gorge:

“I will help you, my son, but first you must have faith in me.”

“Yes, yes, I trust you!” cried the man.

“Let go off the branch,” boomed the voice.

There was a long pause, and the man shouted up again, “IS THERE ANYONE ELSE UP THERE I COULD TALK TO?”

Vocabulary Help

  • boom – ribombar
  • branch – galho
  • catch hold – agarrar, segurar
  • climber – alpinista
  • cry (cry, cried, cried) – gritar
  • fall off a cliff – cair de um penhasco
  • gorge – ravina
  • IS THERE ANYBODY UP THERE? – Tem alguém aí em cima?
  • IS THERE ANYONE ELSE UP THERE I COULD TALK TO? – Tem mais alguém com quem eu possa conversar?
  • Let go off the branch – Largue o galho
  • shout – gritgar
  • trust – confiar
  • tumble down – ir rolando morro abaixo
  • you must have faith in me – você tem que ter fé em mim