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The Wolf and the Lamb from Aesop for ESL Students

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The Wolf and the Lamb

داستان گرگ و شیر برای آموزش زبان فارسی به کودکان و نوجوانان
Aesop’s Fables for ESL Students

A wolf came upon a lamb straying from the flock, and felt some compunction about taking the life of so helpless a creature without some plausible excuse; so he cast about for a grievance and said at last: “Last year, sirrah, you grossly insulted me.”

  • stray: get lost, wander away
  • flock: crowd or horde of sheep
  • compunction: feeling of shame and regret about doing something wrong, reluctance
  • helpless: powerless, weak, feeble
  • plausible: reasonable, believable
  • grievance: resentment, complaint, protest
  • sirrah: a form of address for a man or boy that was used to express contempt
  • grossly: totally, unpleasantly

“That is impossible, sir,” bleated the lamb, “for I wasn’t born then.”

  • bleat: to make sheep’s noise, complain, moan

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“Well,” retorted the wolf, “you feed in my pastures.”

  • retort: to respond sharply
  • pasture: land for grazing
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“That cannot be,” replied the lamb, “for I have never yet tasted grass.”

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“You drink from my spring, then,” continued the wolf.

  • spring: a source of water as a small stream or pool

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“Indeed, sir,” said the poor lamb, “I have never yet drunk anything but my mother’s milk.”

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“Well, anyhow,” said the wolf, “I’m not going without my dinner”: and he sprang upon the lamb and devoured it without more ado.

  • devour: to eat something quickly
  • ado: bustle, excited activity or bother
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