Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Bottle Imp


You have read with Mariana "The Bottle Imp" by the Scottish writer Robert Loius Stevenson.
Did you like it?
What do you think of the story?
Click here and you will find one version in English.
This a summary of the story. Hope you enjoy them!

Keawe, a poor Hawaiian fisherman, falls in love with Kokua, a young girl of royal blood. Her father refuses to let him marry her, though, unless Lopaka can bring him two feather cloaks from a rare bird. While searching the mountains for the bird, Lopaka encounters a dying priest of Pele who sells him a wishing bottle in which Kono, the god of the volcanos, is confined. The priest warns him of the dangers of the bottle: if he dies still owning it, he will be damned, and the only way to get rid of it is to sell it for a price smaller than was paid for it. Keawe agrees and wishes to be rich, then marries Kokua and sells the bottle. All is well until Keawe contracts leprosy. To get rid of it, he must acquire the bottle again, and he is forced to buy it for the smallest coin of the realm! To save her husband's soul, Kokua is ready to sacrifice herself by buying the bottle for a smaller French coin. Fortunately, a wicked sailor appears with a still smaller Chinese coin and becomes its final owner when the bottle is lost at sea. Keawe's wealth vanishes, but he is happy to be with Kokua

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello miss ale,
i really liked the story, i think its a very good story to read.
i didn t knowtist the story existed in english...
well bye have a nice weekend
justina 6b

Anonymous said...

Hello I'm from australia lad. So what's this blog about I'm intrested. Answer tommorow and I check
Willy Mcdonald

Axel said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I loved the story because both characters, Keawe and Kokua, gave their lives for saving the other's life. The love that there was between Kokua and Keawe was great. The ending was extraordinary because you never thought it would be like that.
See you, happ Sunday,
Axel G

Anonymous said...

It was a striking story I must say. It showed a passionate love between Kokua and Keawe. The ending was completely unforeseen and astonishing. The author knows how to capture the readers by creating characters that go against everything one would expect. However, I believe I speak for everyone when I say this was a fantastic story with thrilling romances and deep desires that cannot be missed!
Makena B.C. 6C

Anonymous said...

Hello miss ale I think it is an intresting book and it catches your imagination while you read it.
I didnt Know that there was a version in english otherwise I thinkedof that when we started reading it because the last year I participated in the poem competition and My poem was By robert Louis Stevenson
See you tomorow
Ana

Miss Nichols said...

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Rock on!

Carolina said...

Hello Miss Ale!
Thank you for the English version
I really liked the story because in some parts the suspense and that scary feeling came to you, but then at the end it finishes all well. It was sad when the story told us that he was suffering a disease and that the only thing that mattered was to spend his life with Kokua, he was disposed to go to hell but all that mattered was Kokua. How they took care for each other was beautifull and romantic. How Kokua didn't wanted him to go to hell so she bought the bottle. How she knew that Keawe wouldn't sell it to her because he bought it to be with her, she told an old man to buy it to Keawe so that she could buy it to that old man. The end was a little bit funny because Keawe's friend didn't want to return the bottle to him because he knew that he was going to go to hell any way. That was funny.
Bye
Caro

Anonymous said...

hi miss ale
i like very much this story because is interesting and easy
vale g

Anonymous said...

Exellent, this version is the (ORIGINAL).
I think the story was exellent but the ending was Depresing.:S

Oliver.P

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I really liked the story, I was very nervous of what happened to Keawe of the green spot. I think the book was very good.

Bye Lourdes Undem 6c

Alina said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I really liked this book of the Bottle Imp... but the end is very obvious... I thought it would be better... But anyways I liked it.
Thanks for showing us the English Version!
Alina

Anonymous said...

HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved it!!!
I think that it was a wonderfull story to read!!!!
i never knew that there was a version in english!
bye nickyb

Anonymous said...

Hello ,Miss Ale I liked the story very much.It was different to the spanish version.I didnt know there mwas a version in english.
bye see you Marina 6b

Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs Ale!!!
I had really enjoyed the story and I think that the story talks about that you must never play with the devil beacuse you will suffer the consequences like Keawe had to do. I really liked it because every time one of them such as Kawe or Kokua had to give there lives to save the person they loved.
Bye
Fran.R

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale.
The story is very much different, it was strange, was it a different version? I also liked it it shows love and care from Keawe and Kokua.
Franco.r

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale:

I liked vey much the two versions. In the one of english I could remember some parts from the spanish which I had forgotten. Very good post. See you in class!!!

Felipe 6B

Anonymous said...

HELLO
IT WAS A VERY GOOD STORY BUT I didnt understand first but then yes it was in some oarts very funny
bybybybybybybyb
ramiro

gianfranco.zanier said...

the story is very good miss ale although for me the spanish version was better.

Anonymous said...

Mis ALe,
I like the story alot!!
I want you tu put more stories
because when I am boring y go to your blog and I play games and read your stories and see your videos

Artu Elsztain 6c

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale
I really liked the story, it was great i really liked it.
I thought it wasnt a version in engilsh.
Bye Bye
See you
Eugenio.S

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale, I liked a lot the (diablo en la botella) because it had a lot of mistery when Kewe had lepra and I Wanted to know was was going to happen with Keaw.
Matias 6c

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale
I liked it alot we finished reading it with Marian our Lengua teacher...
I new it was an english version, the original i sin english. I liked the end alot also!!!
KISSES
Valen P. 6A

Anonymous said...

i think the story was good.juanse

Anonymous said...

it was very good.juanse

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale,

I liked the book, it made me feel very anxious because mariana stopped when the best part happened. I also liked the idea, but the end was very disapointing.

Marco S

Anonymous said...

hello miss Ale

I enjoed the story and i really liked it. but i have to do some question because i didnt understood a part of the story. I have just finished reading the city of ember because i dindt understood the part when Lina got home and see grandma with all the things mixed up and then poppy was losted because she wanted to by the pencil to coler and miss alis laught when the grandma said that poppy was in shopping by her she´s slef

keep blogging bye pablo.6a

Anonymous said...

I like it a LOT!. I think the story is GREAT. I enojy it a lot wile we read it with Mariana.
Good Holidays.
Keep on Posting.
Mechi G.

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale

This was book was a excellent book I enjoyed it a lot I thought there was only one version in spanish but I think it will be interesting in english too. Keep on blogging
Pierre 6a

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale
I really like the story specially
because miss Mariana tells storys very good.
Lots of love ...
Sofi.k