The Prayer of the Little Pig


their politeness makes me laugh!

Yes, I grunt!

Grunt and snuffle!

I grunt because I grunt

and snuffle

because I cannot do anything else!

All the same, I am not going to thank them

for fattening me up to make bacon.

Why did You make me so tender?

What a fate!


teach me to say





Prayers from the Ark

 by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

Translated by Rumer Godden