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The Soldier and His Horse with Video & New Vocabulary

Published on May 22nd, 2023 | Last updated on May 29th, 2023 by | Category: English Short Stories | No Comments on The Soldier and His Horse with Video & New Vocabulary | 410 Views | Reading Time: 3 minutes

The Soldier and His Horse is a popular fable written by Aesop with vocabulary practice and video for English students. Study this English short story and learn new vocabulary in real context.

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

Video of The Soldier and His Horse

The Solder and His Horse

A soldier gave his horse a plentiful supply of oats in time of war, and tended him with the utmost care, for he wished him to be strong to endure the hardships of the field, and swift to bear his master, when need arose, out of the reach of danger.

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The story of The Soldier and His Horse from Aesop

But when the war was over, he employed him on all sorts of drudgery, bestowing but little attention upon him, and giving him, moreover, nothing but chaff to eat.

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The time came when war broke out again, and the soldier saddled and bridled his horse, and, having put on his heavy coat of mail, mounted him to ride off and take the field.

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But the poor half-starved beast sank down under his weight, and said to his rider, “You will have to go into battle on foot this time.

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