Easy short stories in English for beginners

A Young Girl lived on a farm with her parents. She loved to play with the farm animals.

One day, while she was playing with the Hens and their Chicks, a Hen pecked her finger and bit it.

“Oh, Papa!” the Young Girl ran to her father, crying and holding out her hand.

The Young Girl’s father asked her, “My bonny little girl! What happened?”

The Young Girl said, “Oh Papa! The Hen hurt me! I am so kind to them, yet one of them bites my fingers every time I go to play with them. They are not nice!”

The Young Girl’s father took her small hand in his own large one. “The poor Hens think you have come to harm them or their little children. So they are scared of you and bite in fear. You should he careful. First play with them from a distance.

When you become friends, then they will never bite you” .

Her father continued, “My dear girl. You should try to understand and respect each creature. Even if they are not like us, they also have feelings and fears!”

First, understand people or animals and then get close to them.

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Source: Shortstoriesshort.com


English Pronunciation Russian Spanish Indian Chinese
hen [hen] курица gallina मुर्गी 母雞
Animal (animals) [‘ænɪm(ə)l] животное animal जानवर 動物
Chick (chicks) [ʧɪk] цыплёнок Polluelo लड़की 小雞
Peck (pecked) [pek] клеватьм picotear पत्थर फेंकना
hurt [hɜːt] причинить боль herir चोट पहुंचाना 傷害
harm [hɑːm] причинять вред dañar चोट पहुंचाना 危害
scare [skeə] пугатьь asustar डराना
Fear (fears) [fɪə] боязнь miedo डर 恐懼
careful [‘keəf(ə)l ] заботливый cuidadoso सावधान 小心
distance [‘dɪst(ə)n(t)s] расстояние distancia दूरी 距離
continue (continued) [kən’tɪnjuː] продолжать continuar जारी रहना 繼續
respect [rɪ’spekt] уважение el respeto आदर करना 尊重
creature [‘kriːʧə] создание criatura जंतु 生物
feeling [‘fiːlɪŋ] ощущение sensación अनुभूति 感覺

Easy short stories in English for beginners

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Easy short stories in English for beginners

There once was a boy who kept sheep not far from the village. He would often become bored and to amuse himself he would call out,

     «Wolf! Wolf,» although there was no wolf about.  

The villagers would stop what they were doing and run to save the sheep from the wolf’s jaw. Once they arrived at the pasture, the boy just laughed. The naughty boy played this joke over and over until the villagers tired of him. 

One day while the boy was watching the sheep, a wolf did come into the fold. The boy cried and cried, 

      «Wolf! Wolf!» 

     No one came. The wolf had a feast of sheep that day.

No one will believe a habitual liar even when he is telling the truth.

Next Story: The Silly Mother