These three boys are in the schoolyard bragging of how great their fathers are: The first one says:

— Well, my father runs the fastest. He can fire an arrow, and start to run, I tell you, he gets there before the arrow.

The second one says:

— Ha! You think that’s fast! My father is a hunter. He can shoot his gun and be there before the bullet.

The third one listens to the other two and shakes his head. He then says:

— You two know nothing about fast. My father is a civil servant. He stops working at 4:30 and he is home by 3:45!

Vocabulary Help

  • schoolyard – patio da escola
  • bragging – vangloriando-se
  • fire an arrow – disparar uma flecha
  • hunter – cacador
  • shoot his gun – disparar seu revolver
  • bullet – bala
  • shakes his head – balanca sua cabeca
  • civil servant – funcionario publico

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