Browse content similar to Maneg Tomi. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
-One morning, ten-year-old Tomi...
-..who had always done
-what Mam had told him to do...
-..wanted to go out to play.
-To kick a ball and run around.
-He could also go and climb a tree.
-After all, he was ten years old.
-The only strange thing about him...
-..was that Tomi
-never looked behind him.
-This morning, without a doubt,
-that would have helped him out.
-"Now then, Tom, wrap up warm.
-"Don't catch a cold,
-plenty of clothes."
-"A jumper, a scarf or gloves?"
-"All three," replied his mother.
-Off he went to climb some trees
-and kick a ball with his two feet.
-He ran back and forth happily
-and tried to throw a stick or two.
-The first throw was rather poor
-as he threw it high up to the sky.
-The stick stuck to Tomi's glove
-and pulled off a strand of wool.
-The brown stick stayed
-stuck to Tomi's glove.
-It was completely stuck.
-I don't think Tomi had even noticed
-as he played his silly games.
-The stick followed him
-wherever he went.
-He couldn't get rid of the stick
-On the grass that day, was a pretty
-poodle belonging to Mrs Gronw.
-Do you know what the dog said?
-"I'll chase the stick
-on Tomi's glove."
-Off it went and unbeknownst to Tomi
-the stick and dog were pulled along.
-The more Tomi felt like running...
-..the more the dog
-followed his glove.
-They all ran like the wind
-..the dog, the glove,
-Tomi and the stick.
-Every dog followed
-the one in front...
-..and soon, there was
-a chain of dogs barking happily...
-..like a train
-of fur, tails and legs.
-The last dog
-had such a bushy tail...
-..it was caught up in a sack
-carried by Aneurin the postman.
-He was sitting on a bench but now
-he was being pulled along by Tomi.
-Tomi was having such a good time...
-..but knew nothing
-about what was happening behind him.
-No idea at all that he was
-still stuck to the stick.
-All Tomi did was play and play.
-He had no idea about the postman
-and his letters...
-..or the corgis, the spaniels
-or all the dogs behind him.
-It's incredible what you can
-pull along on the thread of a glove.
-The postman's bag got caught up in a
-boat which was bobbing on the lake.
-It wasn't sailing,
-it was just there.
-But imagine how its owner felt when
-he saw his boat shooting past...
-..with a postman, a bench
-and some dogs on board.
-That's where they all went, as one,
-straight through the zoo's gates.
-A crew and a half, in they went,
-to see the shark and kangaroo.
-Tom was hoping to see
-a lion in its lair...
-..and maybe feed an elephant or two.
-Behind Tom, the woolly chain
-was getting longer and longer.
-In the zoo, the boat was in trouble
-and the chain was twice as long.
-It ripped open the gates
-on the cages...
-..of the tigers, monkeys,
-bats and boars.
-It pulled along a gorilla
-which was munching a banana...
-..and a hippo which was wallowing
-in a pool of mud.
-The wool snagged the big lion...
-..and the children's train
-which was puffing by.
-It went around the zoo
-every morning and afternoon...
-..and the chain
-became longer and longer.
-Tomi had no idea,
-despite the deafening noise...
-..that the dogs, the frogs
-and the various bears...
-..the postman, the tiger
-and a lion or two...
-..were being pulled through the zoo.
-Don't forget the sailing boat...
-..which was resting quietly
-in the park earlier.
-Tomi pulled the lot behind him,
-pulling and pulling as he went.
-Here and there, without a clue...
-..that he was causing
-so much trouble.
-He had no idea that his woolly glove
-was caught in the stick.
-That in turn had dragged
-everything in its wake...
-..but now it was time
-to head home for tea.
-As he headed for home...
-..I can't believe that Tomi had ever
-considered snagging an aeroplane...
-..which was about to leave
-the airport heading to Dublin.
-Of course, everyone on board
-looked down as they flew away.
-They saw Tomi's glove and the crew
-that was following it...
-..and they in turn
-started following them.
-The chain grew longer,
-zig-zagging and straight...
-..and with every step Tomi took, his
-glove would snag a car or lamppost.
-It also snagged the fence outside
-the house of Archibald Spence.
-It got wrapped around
-the bell on the door...
-..and then it took the bell
-and the door.
-When Tomi arrived home
-for his tea...
-..Mam came to the door
-and looked behind him.
-Tom, his glove, a stick, a dog,
-a dozen more dogs and a black toad.
-A frog or two and a crocodile
-and a rather splendid aeroplane.
-Monkeys, two bears and one bird...
-..one boat with its sails
-at full mast.
-A car, a lion
-and a tiger from the zoo.
-"What have you done?" asked Mam.
-"Why don't you ever
-look behind you?"
-He looked back
-and to Tom's surprise...
-..he could see the chain
-all tied up in the wool.
-Everything he'd pulled
-behind him all day...
-..through the zoo and the bushes,
-over the hills and the fields.
-They all smiled at him.
-"I'll have to put everything back,"
-"I know precisely
-how I can do that."
-He ran backwards through the zoo and
-put the animals back in their cages.
-He said goodbye
-to the bird and the monkey...
-and an old whale from turkey.
-He put the train back on the tracks
-and the plane continued its journey.
-He put the boat back on the lake...
-..and the bell on the door,
-it was meant to be there.
-All the dogs returned to the park
-one by one...
-..and Tomi went home
-happy once more.
-Mam kept his tea warm in the oven...
-..and Tomi ate it all
-when he got home.
-That was the story
-of ten-year-old Tomi...
-..who's always done
-what his mother has told him.
-He always looks behind him
-wherever he goes.
-I know why.
-And so do you.
Siôn Ifan sydd yn adrodd hanes Tomi sydd yn 10 oed ac sydd wastad yn dilyn cyngor ei fam. Siôn Ifan tells the tale of Tomi who always does as he's told - but one day gets into trouble.