The Cat and the Partridge and the Hare

A long time ago, there lived a Partridge under a big, green tree. One day, he decided to go to the fields and find some food. Seeing plenty of food in the fields, he stayed on for many days. While the Partridge was away, a Hare started living in his house.

When the Partridge had enough to eat, he decided to return. But, he found a Hare living in his house. “This is my house. It belongs to me. Leave my home,” said the Partridge to the Hare. The Hare replied, “The house belongs to whoever is living in it.” Soon, both of them started fighting for the house.

There was a Cat in the neighborhood. They decided to ask the Cat to solve their problem. The Cat acted like he was helpful. He was actually a cheat. The Partridge and the Hare explained their problem to the Cat.

The Cat pretended to be hard of hearing. He said, “Sorry! I can’t hear you. Please come closer.” So, the Partridge and the Hare went closer to the Cat. The wicked Cat grabbed them and ate them up.

When two people fight, the third one takes the advantage.

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Source: Shortstoriesshort.com

Vocabulary

English Pronunciation Russian Spanish Indian Chinese
cat [kæt] кот, кошка gato बिल्ली
partridge [‘pɑːtrɪʤ] куропатка perdiz तीतर 鷓鴣
hare [heə] заяц liebre खरगोश 野兔
Decide (decided) [dɪ’saɪd] решать Decidir तय 決定
Field (fields) [fiːld] поле campo खेत 領域
seeing [‘siːɪŋ] видение viendo देख के 眼看
plenty [‘plentɪ] (из)обилие mucho प्रचुरता 豐富
away [ə’weɪ] далеко lejos दूर
belong [bɪ’lɔŋ] принадлежать pertenecer a संबंधित 屬於
whoever [hu’evə] кто бы ни quien कोई भी हो
solve [sɔlv] решать resolver का समाधान 解決
Act (acted) [ækt] действовать actuar करना 法案
cheat [ʧiːt] мошенничество trampa धोखा 作弊
Explain (explained) [ɪk’spleɪn ] объяснять explique समझाना 說明
pretend (pretended) [prɪ’tend] притворяться fingir नाटक 假裝
closer [‘kləusə] ближе cerca करीब 接近
wicked [‘wɪkɪd] злой malvado शैतान 邪惡
Grab (grabbed) [græb] схватыватьватать agarrar लपकना
advantage [əd’vɑːntɪʤ] преимущество ventaja फायदा 優點

The Cat and the Partridge and the Hare

The Five Dogs

There was a river in a forest. Once, it rained so much that the water in the river rose over the bank. Soon, there was a flood in that part of the forest. All the animals’ houses were under water. Then, Five Wild Dogs saved many animals from drowning. Soon, the rains stopped and the water level in the river fell again.

The King of the Forest, the Lion, was very happy with the Five Wild Dogs. He called all the animals of the forest for a meeting and said, “These are brave and kind Dogs. They will eat with me, in my den, for a week. You must all respect them, too.

All the animals clapped their hands. Then, suddenly, a Rabbit said to the Lion, “Your Majesty, these Five Wild Dogs are not brave or kind. I heard them talking among themselves, this morning. They said that they had saved the animals so that they could eat them later.”

The Lion was very angry with the Five Wild Dogs and shouted, “Get out of my forest, you selfish fellows!”

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