Mother gave each of them some fufu. She gave them some soup. Then she gave them some meat. She said to them, "Go and sit down and eat."
"My meat is the smallest," Aku cried. "But you are the youngest," mother said.
The children brought their food. "Now Aku, pick the meat you like," mother said.
She looked hard at Ajua's meat, and thought, "Ajua's meat is bigger."
She looked hard at Abena's meat. Abena's meat was the biggest. She said to mother, "I want Abena's meat."
"Mmmm, this meat will be sweet," Aku said. She sat on a stool and ate happily.
Aku loved ice cream. "Abena, get my bag," mother said. "I want to buy ice cream for all of you." Abena brought mother's bag.
"One, two, three, four," counted Aku. She looked at her ice cream. It was small. She looked hard at Akwasi's ice cream. It was smaller than hers.
"Wait," she thought. "I must see Abena's ice cream too." She moved closer to Abena. Then she opened her mouth wide and cried.
"Abena's ice cream is bigger than mine," she cried. Mother said, "Aku you are a greedy girl!"
Aku cried harder. She threw herself on the ground. Mother was unhappy. She did not want Aku to cry.
Abena was unhappy, but she did not want to disobey mother. She gave the ice cream to Aku. Aku's eyes shone with happiness. She looked at the big ice cream and smiled.
"Ajiish!" she shouted suddenly and spat out the ice cream.
"What is the matter now?" mother asked. This ice cream is bitter," wailed Aku.
Then mother added, "Sorry Aku, you cannot have another one. Now do you see that it is bad to be greedy?"
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