An old Negress put the baby in the arms of Pedro and she told
Pedro and Maria always remembered the words of the old woman. Their child was called Paulo.Pedro could not find a job.Sometimes he found one for a few days.He worked as a porter or washed dishes in a restaurant.Maria made little money,she washed and mended clothes.They were always hungry,the food was expensive and they had not money to buy it.Paulo stayed inside the hut and after three years he could go outside to play with the other children.His leds and his arms were very thin and the other children called him Paulito.One day Pedro went home running and shouted.He found a job as a bus driver in a bus company and he worked twelve hours a day.Now they would have enough money to buy food.
Paulito loved football and he played all day. He would like to be a footballer.One day when Pedro came home,he had two girls with him,Paulito's cousins,Fernanda and Odete. They lived with their parents in another town but their parents had died in a house fire, so the girls had to live with them.Fernanda was at the same age as Paulito; they were nine years old.She was very pretty and she walked proudly. Obete was two years younger.She was pretty too,but very shy.
A few years later, Paulito was a very good player and he played in Corinthians. Paulito played on the right wing because he could run very fast.Paulito could dodge even more cleverly and his opponents were not able to catch him. Many people went to see him in Corinthians.Every day he was better and better, so one day he became a famous footballer.
The words of the old Negress came true.Their parents and his cousins were very glad for him. Afterwards, he became ambitious and he had many offers.His dream was to play in Brazil.One day the manager and his coach of his team told him some bad news that he may
After eight weeks his legs were stronger than before.But he was not as fast as before.At first Paulito played badly and he wasn't good.He thought that he could not play well again and he went to a bar and saw the matches and drank beer with the fans.Paulito wanted to give up.His coach didn't let him
Finally, there was a great day for Paulito. They called him in order to go to play in a very important match: Brazil vs Europe.He played very well and all the people loved him and he was proud for himself. Also, he got married to Obete and they had many children and they lived all together happily.