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The Horse and the Ass from Aesop + Flashcards

The Horse and the Ass is an English short story or fable adopted from Aesop’s fables with podcast and vocabulary practice in context. Improve your listening comprehension by listening to the podcast and enrich your vocabulary in real context with illustrations and images.

Source of story: Gutenberg Project at

The Horse and the Ass

A horse, proud of his fine trappings, met an ass on the highway.

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The ass, seeing him drawing a dungcart, thus derided him:

“Where, O boaster, are now all thy gay trappings, thou who are thyself reduced to the condition you so lately treated with contempt?”

Podcast of the Horse and the Ass

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