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The Farmer and the Fox – English Fairy Tale

Published on January 20th, 2021 | Last updated on July 22nd, 2022 by | No Comments on The Farmer and the Fox – English Fairy Tale | 72 Views | Reading Time: 1 minute

The Farmer and the Fox from Aesop’s Fables with a podcast and list of vocabulary to improve your English

Source: Gutenberg Project at www.gutenberg.org

A farmer, who bore a grudge against a fox for robbing his poultry yard, caught him at last, and being determined to take an ample revenge, tied some rope well soaked in oil to his tail, and set it on fire.

The fox, in a great panic, rushed to the fields of the farmer who had captured him, making his way through the farmer’s corn field, burned the farmer’s entire harvest to the ground.

Revenge is a two-edged sword.

New words and expressions

  1. Bear a grudge: feel bitter about, dislike, resent
  2. Poultry: domestic fowl e.g. chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, etc.
  3. Determined: strong-minded, resolute
  4. Ample: full and thorough, sufficient
  5. Revenge: payback, retaliation
  6. Soaked in: drenched in / with, saturated by
  7. Harvest: crop that is gathered

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