Example of Spoof Text with Generic Structure: Abu Ali and His Donkeys
English Admin learning English text types Online. Reading and understanding a story with twist. Can you guess this types of text? Yes, spoof text, it is quite entertaining as well as educating. I find a very funny story about Abu Ali when he counted all his nine new donkeys.
It is an example of spoof text. The story is a folktale from the Middle East. This story, which I think, can be labelled as spoof text is appropriate for children. Here is the amusing story!
When Abu Ali Counted his Donkeys
One day Abu Ali went to the fair, and bought nine donkeys. He rode home on one of them the rest of the donkeys followed behind.
After a while Abu Ali said to himself, “I must make sure all my donkeys are here.” And he turned round to count them.
“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Oh! Where’s number nine?” Abu Ali cried.
He jumped down from his donkey. He looked behind the rocks and behind the trees. But there was no donkey to be seen.
“I’ll count them again,” Abu Ali said. “One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. Oh, he must have come back.” So Abu Ali climbed back on to the donkey and trotted away.
After a while he counted his donkeys again. He counted only eight! Once more he looked behind the rocks and behind the trees. But there was no donkey to be seen.