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The Raven and the Swan Best English Tales

Published on September 17th, 2022 | Last updated on September 17th, 2022 by | 4 Comments on The Raven and the Swan Best English Tales | 102 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Raven and the Swan is one of Aesop’s fables and tales to learn vocabulary in context with images. Study this English fable and listen to the text by selecting any part of the story. Practice listening and reading comprehension and improve your advanced vocabulary in authentic context at the same time.

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

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The Raven and the Swan

A raven saw a swan and desired to secure for himself the same beautiful plumage.

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Supposing that the swan’s splendid white color arose from his washing in the water in which he swam, the raven left the altars in the neighborhood where he picked up his living, and took up residence in the lakes and pools.

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But cleansing his feathers as often as he would, he could not change their color, while through want of food he perished.

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4 comments on “The Raven and the Swan Best English Tales”

    • Hi Armaghan.
      Literally, altar means a raised ceremonial structure like a table to perform some religious ceremonies, especially in Christianity. However, here in this context, altar figuratively means the raven’s main business and perhaps his family. In other words, he said farewell to all his belongings and set off for the designated pools and lakes.

    • Precisely, this is the central theme of this short story. We’re not supposed to close our eyes to our genuine essence, striving to emulate or copy others blindly. Instead, we need to flourish our innate potentials, and get inspired by others as well.


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