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The Bat and the Weasels by Aesop for ESL Students

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The Bat and the Weasels

A bat fell to the ground and was caught by a weasel, and was just going to be killed and eaten when it begged to be let go.

  • weasel: a small furry animal that feeds on rats and birds
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The Bat and the Weasels by Aesop for ESL students

The weasel said he couldn’t do that because he was an enemy of all birds on principle.

  • on principle: because of adhering to a particular belief or principle

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“Oh, but,” said the bat, “I’m not a bird at all: I’m a mouse.” “So you are,” said the weasel, “now I come to look at you”; and he let it go.

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Some time after this, the bat was caught in just the same way by another weasel, and, as before, begged for its life. “No,” said the weasel, “I never let a mouse go by any chance.”

“But I’m not a mouse,” said the bat; “I’m a bird.” “Why, so you are,” said the weasel; and he too let the bat go.

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