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The Lion and the Dolphin English Fairy Tale with Vocabulary Practice

Published on January 20th, 2022 | Last updated on July 22nd, 2022 by | Category: English Short Stories | No Comments on The Lion and the Dolphin English Fairy Tale with Vocabulary Practice | 125 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Lion and the Dolphin an English fairy tale from Aesop’s fables to practice reading and listening in real context and improve your advanced vocabulary with a podcast

Source of story: Gutenberg Project at www.gutenberg.org

The Lion and the Dolphin

A lion roaming by the seashore saw a dolphin lift up its head out of the waves, and suggested that they contract an alliance, saying that of all the animals they ought to be the best friends, since the one was the king of beasts on the earth, and the other was the sovereign ruler of all the inhabitants of the ocean.

The dolphin gladly consented to this request.

Not long afterwards the lion had a combat with a wild bull, and called on the dolphin to help him.

The dolphin, though quite willing to give him assistance, was unable to do so, as he could not by any means reach the land.

The lion abused him as a traitor.

The dolphin replied, “Nay, my friend, blame not me, but nature, which, while giving me the sovereignty of the sea, has quite denied me the power of living upon the land.”

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