Welcome to South Italy! I am Kostas and this is Bambolina. She is gorgeous, isn’t she? – Hello Lilly, hello Filon! – Where is Valios? There he is. – Today I am going to tell you a nice story in grico. Grico is a language spoken in South Italy and it is very similar to the greek language. In the story, you will hear the words “alipuna”, which means the fox, “coraca” or “craulo” the crow, “crea” the meat and “argulo” the tree. – What is the word for “little pig” in grico? – “Grunaci”! – Bad “grunaci” – Hey! – Better it is like that, beautiful “grunaci”. This area of Apulia, is known as Grecia Salentina. The summer here is wonderful, like the greek summer. Listen to cicadas Valios, the air, the trees, the fields that they talk greek. What a lovely summer, I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world. How about you? When it is hot, I like to freshen in the cool water together with my friends. Others prefer to take a nap… if they are allowed to. Our story begins here. Pay attention to the words. [The fox and the crow] The crow stole a piece of meat and flew up to a tree to eat it. The fox saw him and wanted to find a way to steal it The fox kept standing there and then suddenly said: But what is it? Is it the rainbow that comes from this tree? Ah it is you! What beautiful colors! Tell me your name and I will tell everyone that I found the most beautiful and big animal of the mountain! When the crow heard these words, he opened his mouth and said “Cra …”, and he said again “Cra … cra cra .. ..”. The meat fell to the ground and the fox jumped, took it and said, “Oh crow! “Oh crow! You are big and beautiful, but you are a fool! – Well, what do you think? What did you understand? – I understood that the fox was cunning and the crow was silly. – I felt pity for the crow. – I meant if you understood the language, but apparently you understood it very well. Grico is a very beautiful language and the people who speaks it try to keep it alive through the stories and the songs. – Kostas… – Oh, yes! – Come on in! Welcome encardia! – One, two, … four! Kalinifta! Kalinifta!