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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam power drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid as he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However , it was only the sound of John Henry at work.

Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out. But he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness, hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him, he began weak and his heart burst. John Henry failed to the ground. There was a terrible silence.Polly Ann did not move because she knew what happened. John Henry’s blood spilled over the ground, but he still held one of the hammers.

''I beat them'', he said.
His wife cried out, ''Don’t go! John Henry!''
''Bring me a cool drink of water'',he said.

Then, he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went here after they heard about John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers. Many laborers left their families, looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, some sang about John Henry.

''John Henry told his captain,man ain't nothing but a man, and before I let the steel drill beat me down, I’m gonna die with this hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord, I'm gonna die with this hammer in my hand. John Henry...''

You have just heard the story of John Henry, it was adapted for Special English by George Grow, your storyteller was Shep O'Nel. Join us again next week for another American story in Special English.
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The competition begin, John Henry kissed his harmer and started working. At first, the steel power drill worked two times faster than he did, then he started working with a harmer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing. The crowds shouted as clouds of dust * * inside the mountain.

The salesman was afraid when he heard what sound of like the mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work. Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pored from the tunnel, it had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out, but he kept working faster and faster. He *dee into the darkness, hitting the steel so hard and that his body began to * him. He become weak and his heart burst, John Henry felled to the ground, there was a terrible silence. Polly Ann did not move, because she knew what happened.

John Henry’s blood disappeared over the ground, but he still held one of harmers. I bit them, he said, his wife cried out don’t go, John Henry, bring me a cool drink of water, he said, then he took my * brain. * carried his body from the mountains, they buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went there after they heard about John Henry’s death, soon the steam drill and * machines replaced the steel drivers.

Many labors left their families looking for work, they took the only jobs they could find, as the y worked, song sung about John Henry, “John Henry told his captain , many not // , and they who are led the steel drill bit me down, on go down with this harmer in my arm // , on go down with the harmer in my arm, John Henry……”

You have just heard the story of John Henry, it was adopted for Special English by J*G*, you storyteller was Shep O Nel, join us again next week for another American story in Special English
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The competition began, John Henry kissed his harmer and started working. At first, the steam power drill worked two times faster than he did, then he started working with a harmer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain.

The salesman was afraid when he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work. Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pored from the tunnel, it had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out, but he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness, hitting the steel so hard and that his body began to feel him. He became weak and his heart burst, John Henry failed to the ground, there was a terrible silence. Polly Ann did not move, because she knew what happened.

John Henry’s blood disappeared over the ground, but he still held one of harmers. I bit them, he said, his wife cried out don’t go, John Henry, bring me a cool drink of water, he said, then he took his last breath.Trains carried his body from the mountains, they buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went there after they heard about John Henry’s death, soon the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers.

Many labors left their families looking for work, they took the only jobs they could find, as they worked, song sang about John Henry, “John Henry told his captain , many nothing but man , and they who are led the steel drill bit me down, on go down with this harmer in my arm // , on go down with the harmer in my arm, John Henry……”

You have just heard the story of John Henry, it was adopted for Special English by George Grow, you storyteller was Shep O Nel, join us again next week for another American story in Special English.
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The competation began, John Herry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam power drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most of the men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid as he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However , it’s only the sound of John Herry at work. Tolly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel, it had broken down. Tolly Ann urged John Herry to come out. But he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness, hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him, he begans to weak and his heart burst. John Herry failed the ground. There was a terrible silence.Tolly Ann did not move because she knew what happened. John Herry’s blood spilled over the ground, but he still held one of the hammers. I beat them, he said. His wife cried out:don’t go, John Herry. “Bring me a cool drink of water”he said. Then , he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain, they burried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went here when they heard about John Herry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steal drivers. Many labors left their families looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find, as they worked song-sang about John Herry.
“John Herry told his captain, there’s nothing but men, and they fall out let the steam drill beat me down, I’m gonna to die with this hammer in my hand, oh, die with the hammer in my hand.”

You have just heard the story of John Henry, it was adopted for Special English byGeorge Grow, your storyteller was Shep O Nel, join us again next week for another American story in Special English.
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The competition began, John Henry kissed his hammer and started working, at first the steam Power drill worked two times faster than he did, then he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster .In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most man would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid when he heard what sounded like mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work. Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down .Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out, but he kept working faster and faster .he dug into the darkness hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him .He became weak and his heart burst. John Henry fell to the ground, there was a terrible silence. Polly Ann did not move because she knew what happened. John Henry’ blood spilled over the ground but he still held one of hammers.”I beat them”, he said, his wife cried out “don’t go, John Henry”, “bring me a cool drink of water “he said .Then he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went there at they heard about John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers.

Many laborers left their families looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, song singing about John Henry. John Henry told his captain, there is nothing but a man, and before I let this steel drill beat me down, and I’m gonna die with this hammer in my hand, Lao Lao, and I’m gonna die with this hammer in my hand

You have just heard the story of John Henry, it was adopted for special English by George Grow your storyteller was Sharp O’Neal, join us again next week for another American story in special English
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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam power drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand. He worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as the clouds of dust came from inside the mountain.

The salesman was afraid when he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work.

Polly Ann and her son child when a machine was pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out. But he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him.

He became weak and his heart burst. John Henry fell to the ground. There was at terrible silence. Polly Ann did not move because she knew what happened. John Henry's blood spilled over the ground. But he still held one of the hammers.

"I beat them." he said.

His wife cried out, "Don't go John Henry.".

"Bring me a cool drink of water." he said. Then he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went there after heard about John Henry's death.

Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the drill drivers. Many laborers left their families looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, sung singing about John Henry.

"John Henry told his captain men ain't nothing about men and before I let this steel drill beat me down. I am gonna die with this hammer in my hand // // die with the hammer in my hand. John Henry. "

You have just heard the story of John Henry. If it was adopted Special English by Geroge Growth. Your storyteller were Shep O'neal. Join us again next week for another American story in Special English.
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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam power drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most / men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid as he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However , it was only the sound of John Henry at work.

Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out. But he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness, hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him, he began / weak and his heart burst. John Henry failed to the ground. There was a terrible silence.Polly Ann did not move because she knew what happened. John Henry’s blood spilled over the ground, but he still held one of the hammers.

''I beat them'', he said.
His wife cried out, ''Don’t go! John Henry!''
''Bring me a cool drink of water'',he said.

Then, he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They burried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went here after they heard about John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers. Many laborers left their families, looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, some sang about John Henry.

''John Henry told his captain,man ain't nothing but a man, and before I let the steel drill beat me down, I’m gonna/ die with this hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord, I'm gonna die with this hammer in my hand. John Henry...''

You have just heard the story of John Henry, it was adapted for Special English by George Grow, your storyteller was Shep O'Nel. Join us again next week for another American story in Special English.
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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam power drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid as he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work.

Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out. But he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness, hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him, he began weak and his heart burst. John Henry failed to the ground. There was a terrible silence. Polly Ann did not move because she knew what happened. John Henry’s blood spilled over the ground, but he still held one of the hammers.

''I beat them'', he said.
His wife cried out, ''Don’t go! John Henry!''
''Bring me a cool drink of water'', he said.

Then, he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went here after they heard about John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers. Many laborers left their families, looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, some sang about John Henry.

''John Henry told his captain, man ain't nothing but a man, and before I let the steel drill beat me down, I’m gonna die with this hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord, I'm gonna die with this hammer in my hand. John Henry...''

You have just heard the story of John Henry; it was adapted for Special English by George Grow. Your storyteller was Shep O'Nel. Join us again next week for another American story in Special English.
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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam power drills worked two times faster than he did. Then he started working with a hammer in each hand. He worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the h** dusts were so thick that most man would have had trouble breathing. The crowds shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid when he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work. Poliyan and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel, yet has broken down. Poliyan urged John Henry to come out, but he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness hitting the steel so hard that his body began to feel him. He became weak and his heart burst. John Henry fell to the ground. Here was a terrible silence. Poliyan did not move because she knew what happened. John Henry’s blood spilled over the ground but he still held one of the hammers.
‘I beat them’, he said.
His wife cried out. ’ don’t go, John Henry.’
‘Bring me a cool drink of water’, he said. Then he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried his near the house where he was born. Crowds went there after they heard about John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and doze machines replaced the steel drivers. Many laborers left their families looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, some sang about John Henry.
‘John Henry told his captain, man that nothing but a man. And before I let the steel drill beat me down I am gonna die with this hammer in my hand. Lo-lo I am gonna die with this hammer in my hand. John Henry.’
You have just heard the story of John Henry. It was adapted for special English by Gorge Grow. Your story teller was Shap O’neal. Joint us again next week for another American story.
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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steel power drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working was a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing.

The crowed shouted, as clouds as inside the mountain. The sales man was afraid when he heard what’s sound like the mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work. Polly Yam and her son cheered when the machine pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down. Polly Yam urged John Henry to come out, but he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness, heating the steel so hard that his body began to fail him.

He became weak and his heart burst, John Henry fail to ground. There was terrible silence. Polly Yam didn’t move because she knew what happened. John Henry’s blood spilled over the ground, but he still held one of hammers.

“I beat them.” He said.
His wife cried out: “Don’t go, John Henry.”
“Bring me a cool drink of water.” He said.
Then he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain, they buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went there after they heard about John Henry’s death.

Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers. Many labors left their family looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find, as they worked, sung sing about John Henry.

You have just heard the story of John Henry. It was adapt for special English by George Grow. Your story teller was Shep O’Neal. Join us again next week for another American story in special English.
this the voa's special english economic report. last month america's biggest bank city group, agree to sell 5 percent of its shares, to the government of abudabi. the deal were 7 and a half billion dollars was another example of growing investments . by sovering well funds. these are owned by governments. they are separate from the holding of the central banks. sovering well funds are estimated to hold more than 2 trilion dollars, the largest is the abudabi investment authority established in 1976, the emirate does not say how much it fund these worthy. estimates are between 500 billion and 900 billion dollars.most savering well are tied to money from oil exports. oil prices reached their record high. near 100 dollars a barrel in november. oil is treated in dollars. and dollars have been flowing into gulf economies like abudabi.but there is a limit to how much money can be pumped into the economy without causing inflation to jump. bs is a fellow for geoeconomics at the council on foreign relations in new york. he note that one problerm facing these oil exporters is that the currency values are linked to the dollar, and the dollar has fallen . oil exporter can use sovereign well fund, to build up reserves of money, to protct against the drop in oil prices. but a sever drop seems unlikely. so inested they are making foreign investments that they hope will take good returns. sovereign funds are known for highly conservitive investments. but now some are appeal willing to take more risk. not all funds involve oil money. a good example is the china investment cooperation. this newly formed company is finance by selling goverment bunds,and buying foreign exchange. from chinese central bank. much of the money in the china investment cooperation is meant to provide capital for state-owned chinese banks. the fund will also support the international expantion of state-owned chinese companies. the fund is expected to reach a value of about 200 billion dollars. back to abu dabi ministers from the organization of Petroleum exporting countries met there on wensday.they decided to leave opec production on changed for now. but agree to meet again reberary 1.they also welcome their 13th member egudor which rejoined opec.in november.

and that is the voa special english .economic report.,
the competation began, john henrry kissed his hammer and started working.at first, the steam power drill work two times faster than he did, then he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster, in the mountain , the heat and dust were so thick, that most man would have had trouble breathing, the crowed shouted , as clouds of dusk from inside the mountain. the sales man was afraid. when he heard what 's sounded like the mountain breaking . however, it was the only sound of john henrry at work .
polian and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the donal, eat had broken down . polian urge to john henrry to come out. but he kept working . faster and faster, he dug deep into the darkness. hitting the still so hard that he is .body began to fail him . he became weak and his heart burst . john henrry fell to the ground. there was a terrible silence. polian did not move, because she knew what happened,john henrry 's blood spill over the ground. but he still held one the hammers.
i beat them he said. his wife cried out don't go john hennry. bring me a cool drink of water hesaid. then he took his last breath, friends carried his body from the mountain , they beried him near the house where he was born . crowed went there after they heard about john hennry's death.soon the steam drill and dot machines replced the steal drivers. many labraries left their families looking for work , they took the only jobs they could find. as they worked. some sing about john hennry. john henrry told his capitan man in nothing but a man , and before i let the steel drill beat me down , i am go na die with this hammer in my hand die with this hammer in my hand.
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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer, and started working. At first, the steam powered drill worked two times than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand. He worked faster and faster. In the mountain, that he tend dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted, as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain.

The salesman was afraid when he heard what was sounded like the mountain breaking. However, he was only the sound of John Henry at work.

Polly Ann and her son Chield when the machine was poor from the tunnel, it had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out, but he kept working faster and faster. He dug dive been to the darkness hitting the still so hard that his body began to fill him. He came weak, and his heart bust.

John Henry fell to the ground. Here was a terrible silence. Polly Ann did not move, because she knew what happened. John Henry’ blood spilled over the ground, but he still held one of hammers.

I beat them, he said. His wife cried out: “Don’t go down, John Henry.”
“Bring me a cool drink of water,” he said. Then he took his last breath.

Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went there after they heard John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the still drivers. Many laborers left their families looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, song sung about John Henry.

John Henry told his captain,
many nothing but a man.
And before I left this still drill beat me down.
I’m going to die with this hammer in my hand,
I’m going to die with this hammer in my hands.
John Henry…

You have just heard the story of John Henry. It was adapted for Special English by J.G. Your storyteller was S.O. Join us again next week for another American story in VOA Special English Program…
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The competition began, John Henry kissed his hammer and started working, at first the steam Power drill worked two times faster than he did, then he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster .In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most man would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid when he heard what sounded like mountain breaking. However, it was only the sound of John Henry at work. Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down .Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out, but he kept working faster and faster .he dug into the darkness hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him .He became weak and his heart burst. John Henry failed to the ground, there was a terrible silence. Polly Ann did not move, because she knew what happened. John Henry’s blood spilled over the ground but he still held one of hammers.”I beat them”, he said, his wife cried out “don’t go, John Henry”, “bring me a cool drink of water “he said .Then he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went there after they heard about John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers.Many laborers left their families looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, some sang about John Henry. biggrin.gif
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The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam power drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand, he worked faster and faster. In the mountain, the heat and dust were so thick that most men would have had trouble breathing. The crowd shouted as clouds of dust came from inside the mountain. The salesman was afraid as he heard what sounded like the mountain breaking. However , it was only the sound of John Henry at work.

Polly Ann and her son cheered when the machine was pulled from the tunnel. It had broken down. Polly Ann urged John Henry to come out. But he kept working faster and faster. He dug deep into the darkness, hitting the steel so hard that his body began to fail him, he began weak and his heart burst. John Henry failed to the ground. There was a terrible silence.Polly Ann did not move because she knew what happened. John Henry’s blood spilled over the ground, but he still held one of the hammers.

''I beat them'', he said.
His wife cried out, ''Don’t go! John Henry!''
''Bring me a cool drink of water'',he said.

Then, he took his last breath. Friends carried his body from the mountain. They buried him near the house where he was born. Crowds went here after they heard about John Henry’s death. Soon, the steam drill and other machines replaced the steel drivers. Many laborers left their families, looking for work. They took the only jobs they could find. As they worked, some sang about John Henry.

''John Henry told his captain,man ain't nothing but a man, and before I let the steel drill beat me down, I’m gonna die with this hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord, I'm gonna die with this hammer in my hand. John Henry...''

You have just heard the story of John Henry, it was adapted for Special English by George Grow, your storyteller was Shep O'Nel. Join us again next week for another American story in Special English.

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