Read paragraph 1.“Once there was a horse. He used to be a faithful servant to a farmer, but as he grew older and weaker, he could not work as well as before. His master no longer wanted to give him food and was even determined to drive him away. One day, the farmer said, ‘You’re no longer useful to me and I won’t keep you …’ ”
Read paragraph 1.“One day, the farmer said, ‘… However, if you can prove yourself stronger than a lion and bring one to me, I’ll take you back and let you have enough to eat.’ ”
Read paragraph 1.“Once there was a horse. He used to be a faithful servant to a farmer, but as he grew older and weaker, he could not work as well as before. His master no longer wanted to give him food and was even determined to drive him away.”
What did the master do to his faithful horse?
Read paragraph 4.“The fox offered, ‘I’ll help you. Just lie down, stretch yourself out stiffly as if you were dead, and do not move.’ ”
Read paragraph 5.“… the fox said, ‘It’s not comfortable for you to start your delicious meal here. There are eagles circling in the sky above. I’ll fasten the horse to you by the tail, and you can drag it to your cave and eat it in peace.’ The lion agreed and lay down for the fox to tie the horse to him. But the fox tied the lion’s legs together with the horse’s tail, and twisted and fastened the tail so tightly that the lion could not break loose.”
Did the fox keep his words?
Read paragraphs 2 and 3.
Did the horse get help from others?
Read the sentences carefully to understand their meanings.
What does the word “scent” tell you about the flowers?
Was the horse young?
What did the master do to the horse?
The Fox and the Horse
Extension: Time to think!
10. What is the moral lesson of the story?
11. Do you keep a pet at home? If your pet gets old, what will you do to it? Think and share with your parents or classmates.