Friday I was given the following story and told to “plan lesson to student with this if you are extra time.”
A Cicada and a Wild Cat
As a cicada was singing in a full bloom mango tree, a wild cat passed by and stopped at the tree. The cat looked up at the cicada, thinking of a trick to eat it.
“How beautiful your song is! , I’ve heard the melody from a long way off. You can sing to such a far distance, let me see how big you are!” the wild cat said flatteringly.
Not easily to be tricked, the cicada dropped a piece of broken branch in front of the wild cat. The wild cat promptly pounced on the branch, biting it, thinking that it was a cicada.
”My dear wild cat, it’s your wrong!.” said the cicada, “I know your trick because I saw wings of my friends in your droppings.”
Hopelessly, the wild cat left the cicada.
Vocabularies: droppings, flatteringly, melody, misfortune, pounce, promptly
A lesson from the story: A sensible person learns from other’s misfortune.
All punctuation and general errors are not mine.