Superintendent Mike Thomas tells the story of Tripela Liklik Pik on a flexidisc produced by the ABC in Port Moresby. The recording is from 1960, but my cover is slightly different to the version that the ABC had as a stream, it might be a second pressing.
It is of course The Three Little Pigs in New Guinea Pidgin – ‘three-fella smaller pig’. The wolf is a wail dok – ‘wild dog’.
No one in my family ever learned Pidgin but we picked up a few terms like kaikai that got thrown a bit around the haus. This particular language is now called Tok Pisin and covered here.
The art is by Jane Lodge.
The sound is here. So that you can read along here is the tale in English and Pidgin!
If you are very good I will next post the flexidisc of Liklik Retpela Hat. Otherwise I’ll post the flexidisc of Allegron For Your Pensioners. The choice is yours!