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The Northwind and the Sun – English Fairy Tale

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The North Wind and the Sun – An English fairy tale from Aesop’s fables to improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension. You can also select any text and listen to the selected text to improve your listening comprehension.

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

The Northwind and the Sun

The Northwind and the sun disputed as to which was the most powerful, and agreed that he should be declared the victor who could first strip a wayfaring man of his clothes.

The north wind first tried his power and blew with all his might, but the keener his blasts, the closer the traveler wrapped his cloak around him, until at last, resigning all hope of victory, the wind called upon the sun to see what he could do.

The sun suddenly shone out with all his warmth.

The traveler no sooner felt his genial rays than he took off one garment after another, and at last, fairly overcome with heat, undressed and bathed in a stream that lay in his path.

Related idioms and proverbs

Persuasion is better than Force

You are more likely to have success if you coax or convince someone to do something rather than pressuring or coercing them.

Source of definition: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/

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