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Once upon the time, there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“Maybe,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“Maybe, answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“Maybe,” said the farmer.

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English vocabulary into Spanish, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Korean with Pronunciation

English Pronunciation Russian Spanish Indian Chinese
crops crops зерновые cosechas फसलों 作物
Run (ran) [rʌn] бежать ejecutar चलाना
away [ə’weɪ] далеко lejos दूर
hearing [‘hɪərɪŋ] слух audición श्रवण 聽力
neighbor [‘neɪbə] сосед vecino पड़ोसी 鄰居
sympathetically [ˌsɪmpə’θetɪk(ə)lɪ] сочувственно comprensivamente सहानुभूतिपूर्वक 憐憫地
Reply (replied) [rɪ’plaɪ] Ответить respuesta जवाब दे दो 回复
Bring (bringing) [brɪŋ] приносить Traer लाओ 帶來
wild [waɪld] дикий salvaje जंगली 野生
Exclaim (exclaimed) [ɪks’kleɪm ] восклицать exclamar चिल्लाना 喊叫
untamed [ʌn’teɪmd] дикий salvaje जंगली
Throw (thrown) [θrəu] бросать lanzar फेंकना
sympathy [‘sɪmpəθɪ] сочувствие simpatía सहानुभूति 同情
misfortune [mɪs’fɔːʧuːn] беда desgracia दुर्भाग्य 不幸
military [‘mɪlɪt(ə)rɪ] военный militar सैन्य 軍事
army [‘ɑːmɪ] армия Ejército सेना 軍隊
leg [leg] нога pierna पैर

Simple English short stories pdf free download

The Lion

 One day a lion was walking through the jungle. He was young and very proud. He met a snake and said, “Who is the king of the jungle?”

The snake said, “You are.”    It did not make the lion angry and he smiled.    

Thirty metres later, he met a monkey and asked, “Monkey, Who is the king of the jungle?” The monkey said quickly, “You are.”    The lion smiled and continued on his way.  

Next, the lion met a crocodile. He stopped and asked the crocodile, “Who is the king of the jungle?” The crocodile didn’t answer so the lion roared very loudly. “WHO IS THE KING OF THE JUNGLE?” The crocodile answered quickly, “You are.” The lion was satisfied and said, “Next time, answer quickly or I will eat you!”

Finally, the lion met an elephant. He stopped, looked angrily at the elephant and asked, “Elephant, who is king of the jungle?”  

The elephant picked up the lion with his trunk and dropped him to the ground and The elephant kicked the lion and then jumped on top of him.      

The lion was very surprised and hurt.  He got up, shook the dirt off and shouted,