Spelling : The Hart and the Hunter

the Hart and the Hunter

The Hart and the Hunter

The Hart was once drinking from a pool and admiring
the noble figure he made there. ‘Ah,’ said he, ‘where can
you see such noble horns as these, with such antlers! I
wish I had legs more worthy to bear such a noble crown;
it is a pity they are so slim and slight.’ At that moment a
Hunter approached and sent an arrow whistling after him.
Away bounded the Hart, and soon, by the aid of his
nimble legs, was nearly out of sight of the Hunter; but not
noticing where he was going, he passed under some trees
with branches growing low down in which his antlers
were caught, so that the Hunter had time to come up.
‘Alas! alas!’ cried the Hart:
‘We often despise what is most useful to us.’

Spelling : The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts

The Bat,s the birds and the beasts



The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts

A great conflict was about to come off between the
Birds and the Beasts. When the two armies were collected
together the Bat hesitated which to join. The Birds that
passed his perch said: ‘Come with us"; but he said: ‘I am a
Beast.’ Later on, some Beasts who were passing
underneath him looked up and said: ‘Come with us"; but
he said: ‘I am a Bird.’ Luckily at the last moment peace
was made, and no battle took place, so the Bat came to the
Birds and wished to join in the rejoicings, but they all
turned against him and he had to fly away. He then went
to the Beasts, but soon had to beat a retreat, or else they
would have torn him to pieces. ‘Ah,’ said the Bat, ‘I see
‘He that is neither one thing nor the other has no


Spelling : Androcles

A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master
and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he
came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning. At
first he turned to flee, but finding that the Lion did not
pursue him, he turned back and went up to him. As he
came near, the Lion put out his paw, which was all
swollen and bleeding, and Androcles found that a huge
thorn had got into it, and was causing all the pain. He
pulled out the thorn and bound up the paw of the Lion,
who was soon able to rise and lick the hand of Androcles
like a dog. Then the Lion took Androcles to his cave, and
every day used to bring him meat from which to live. But
shortly afterwards both Androcles and the Lion were
captured, and the slave was sentenced to be thrown to the
Lion, after the latter had been kept without food for
several days. The Emperor and all his Court came to see
the spectacle, and Androcles was led out into the middle
of the arena. Soon the Lion was let loose from his den,
and rushed bounding and roaring towards his victim. But
as soon as he came near to Androcles he recognised his
friend, and fawned upon him, and licked his hands like a                                         friendly dog. The Emperor, surprised at this, summoned
Androcles to him, who told him the whole story.
Whereupon the slave was pardoned and freed, and the
Lion let loose to his native forest.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.


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Song : If you ‘re happy and you know it

If you're happy and you know it lyrics

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you're happy and you know it, stamp your feet
If you're happy and you know it, stamp your feet
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, stamp your feet.

If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!"
If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!"
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!"

If you're happy and you know it, do all three
If you're happy and you know it, do all three
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, do all three.

Now we're going to sing the last verse again, but this time faster. A lot faster.

If you're happy and you know it, do all three
If you're happy and you know it, do all three
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, do all three.

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Spelling : The Frog and the Ox

The Frog and the Ox
‘Oh Father,’ said a little Frog to the big one sitting by
the side of a pool, ‘I have seen such a terrible monster! It
was as big as a mountain, with horns on its head, and a
long tail, and it had hoofs divided in two.’
‘Tush, child, tush,’ said the old Frog, ‘that was only
Farmer White’s Ox. It isn’t so big either; he may be a little
bit taller than I, but I could easily make myself quite as
broad; just you see.’ So he blew himself out, and blew
himself out, and blew himself out. ‘Was he as big as that?’
asked he.
‘Oh, much bigger than that,’ said the young Frog.
Again the old one blew himself out, and asked the
young one if the Ox was as big as that.
‘Bigger, father, bigger,’ was the reply.
So the Frog took a deep breath, and blew and blew and
blew, and swelled and swelled and swelled. And then he
said: ‘I’m sure the Ox is not as big asBut at this moment
he burst.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.


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Spelling : The Jay and the Peacock

The Jay and the Peacock
A Jay venturing into a yard where Peacocks used to
walk, found there a number of feathers which had fallen
from the Peacocks when they were moulting. He tied
them all to his tail and strutted down towards the
Peacocks. When he came near them they soon discovered
the cheat, and striding up to him pecked at him and
plucked away his borrowed plumes. So the Jay could do
no better than go back to the other Jays, who had watched
his behaviour from a distance; but they were equally
annoyed with him, and told him:
‘It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.’

the jay and the peacock


Spelling : The Fox and the Mask

The Fox and the Mask
A Fox had by some means got into the store-room of a
theatre. Suddenly he observed a face glaring down on him
and began to be very frightened; but looking more closely
he found it was only a Mask such as actors use to put over
their face. ‘Ah,’ said the Fox, ‘you look very fine; it is a
pity you have not got any brains.’
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.


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Spelling : The Fox and the Stork

The Fox and the Stork
At one time the Fox and the Stork were on visiting
terms and seemed very good friends. So the Fox invited
the Stork to dinner, and for a joke put nothing before her
but some soup in a very shallow dish. This the Fox could
easily lap up, but the Stork could only wet the end of her
long bill in it, and left the meal as hungry as when she
began. ‘I am sorry,’ said the Fox, ‘the soup is not to your
‘Pray do not apologise,’ said the Stork. ‘I hope you will
return this visit, and come and dine with me soon.’ So a
day was appointed when the Fox should visit the Stork;
but when they were seated at table all that was for their
dinner was contained in a very long-necked jar with a
narrow mouth, in which the Fox could not insert his
snout, so all he could manage to do was to lick the outside
of the jar.
‘I will not apologise for the dinner,’ said the Stork:
‘One bad turn deserves another.’


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Spelling : The Bald Man and the Fly

The Bald Man and the Fly.
There was once a Bald Man who sat down after work
on a hot summer’s day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing
about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time.
The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but acks palm
came on his head instead; again the Fly tormented him,
but this time the Man was wiser and said:
‘You will only injure yourself if you take notice of
despicable enemies.’


the bald man and the fly

Spelling : The Woodman and the Serpent

The Woodman and the Serpent
One wintry day a Woodman was tramping home from
his work when he saw something black lying on the snow.
When he came closer he saw it was a Serpent to all
appearance dead. But he took it up and put it in his bosom
to warm while he hurried home. As soon as he got
indoors he put the Serpent down on the hearth before the
fire. The children watched it and saw it slowly come to
life again. Then one of them stooped down to stroke it,
but thc Serpent raised its head and put out its fangs and
was about to sting the child to death. So the Woodman
seized his axe, and with one stroke cut the Serpent in two.
‘Ah,’ said he,
‘No gratitude from the wicked.’


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Spelling : The Wolf and the Kid

The Wolf and the Kid
A Kid was perched up on the top of a house, and looking down saw a Wolf passing under him. Immediately He began to revile and attack his enemy. ‘Murderer and thief,’ he cried, ‘what do you here near honest folks’
houses? How dare you make an appearance where your vile deeds are known?’ ‘Curse away, my young friend,’ said the Wolf.
‘It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.


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Spelling : The Hares and the Frogs

the hare and the frog

The Hares and the Frogs
The Hares were so persecuted by the other beasts, they
did not know where to go. As soon as they saw a single
animal approach them, off they used to run. One day they
saw a troop of wild Horses stampeding about, and in quite
a panic all the Hares scuttled off to a lake hard by,
determined to drown themselves rather than live in such a
continual state of fear. But just as they got near the bank
of the lake, a troop of Frogs, frightened in their turn by
the approach of the Hares scuttled off, and jumped into
the water. ‘Truly,’ said one of the Hares, ‘things are not so
bad as they seem:
‘There is always someone worse off than yourself.’


Spelling : The Mountains in Labour

the mountain in labour




The Mountains in Labour
One day the Countrymen noticed that the Mountains
were in labour; smoke came out of their summits, the
earth was quaking at their feet, trees were crashing, and
huge rocks were tumbling. They felt sure that something
horrible was going to happen. They all gathered together
in one place to see what terrible thing this could be. They
waited and they waited, but nothing came. At last there
was a still more violent earthquake, and a huge gap
appeared in the side of the Mountains. They all fell down
upon their knees and waited. At last, and at last, a teeny,
tiny mouse poked its little head and bristles out of the gap
and came running down towards them, and ever after they
used to say:
‘Much outcry, little outcome.’


Spelling : The Frogs Desiring a King

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The Frogs Desiring a King

The Frogs Desiring a King

The Frogs were living as happy as could be in a marshy
swamp that just suited them; they went splashing about
caring for nobody and nobody troubling with them. But
some of them thought that this was not right, that they
should have a king and a proper constitution, so they
determined to send up a petition to Jove to give them
what they wanted. ‘Mighty Jove,’ they cried, ‘send unto
us a king that will rule over us and keep us in order.’ Jove
laughed at their croaking, and threw down into the
swamp a huge Log, which came downrplashto the swamp.
The Frogs were frightened out of their lives by the
commotion made in their midst, and all rushed to the
bank to look at the horrible monster; but after a time,
seeing that it did not move, one or two of the boldest of
them ventured out towards the Log, and even dared to
touch it; still it did not move. Then the greatest hero of
the Frogs jumped upon the Log and commenced dancing
up and down upon it, thereupon all the Frogs came and
did the same; and for some time the Frogs went about
their business every day without taking the slightest notice
of their new King Log lying in their midst. But this did
not suit them, so they sent another petition to Jove, and
said to him, ‘We want a real king; one that will really rule
over us.’ Now this made Jove angry, so he sent among
them a big Stork that soon set to work gobbling them all
up. Then the Frogs repented when too late.
Better no rule than cruel rule.


Spellling : The Swallow and the Other Birds

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The Swallow and the Other Birds
It happened that a Countryman was sowing some
hemp seeds in a field where a Swallow and some other
birds were hopping about picking up their food. ‘Beware
of that man,’ quoth the Swallow. ‘Why, what is he doing?’
said the others. ‘That is hemp seed he is sowing; be careful
to pick up every one of the seeds, or else you will repent
it.’ The birds paid no heed to the Swallow’s words, and by
and by the hemp grew up and was made into cord, and of
the cords nets were made, and many a bird that had
despised the Swallow’s advice was caught in nets made out
of that very hemp. ‘What did I tell you?’ said the Swallow.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your


Spelling: The Lion and the Mouse

worksheet the loon and the mouse

The Lion and the Mouse
Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began
running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the
Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his
big jaws to swallow him. ‘Pardon, O King,’ cried the little
Mouse: ‘forgive me this time, I shall never forget it: who
knows but what I may be able to do you a turn some of
these days?’ The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the
Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw
and let him go. Some time after the Lion was caught in a
trap, and the hunters who desired to carry him alive to the
King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a
waggon to carry him on. Just then the little Mouse
happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which
the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed away the
ropes that bound the King of the Beasts. ‘Was I not right?’
said the little Mouse.
Little friends may prove great friends.


Spelling : The Ass and the Lapdog

the ass and the lapdog


The Ass and the Lapdog
A Farmer one day came to the stables to see to his
beasts of burden: among them was his favourite Ass, that
was always well fed and often carried his master. With the
Farmer came his Lapdog, who danced about and licked his
hand and frisked about as happy as could be. The Farmer
felt in his pocket, gave the Lapdog some dainty food, and
sat down while he gave his orders to his servants. The
Lapdog jumped into his master’s lap, and lay there
blinking while the Farmer stroked his ears. The Ass, seeing
this, broke loose from his halter and commenced prancing
about in imitation of the Lapdog. The Farmer could not
hold his sides with laughter, so the Ass went up to him,
and putting his feet upon the Farmer’s shoulder attempted
to climb into his lap. The Farmer’s servants rushed up
with sticks and pitchforks and soon taught the Ass that
clumsy jesting is no joke.

Spelling : The Sick Lion

The Sick Lion
A Lion had come to the end of his days and lay sick
unto death at the mouth of his cave, gasping for breath.
The animals, his subjects, came round him and drew
nearer as he grew more and more helpless. When they saw
him on the point of death they thought to themselves:
‘Now is the time to pay off old grudges.’ So the Boar
came up and drove at him with his tusks; then a Bull
gored him with his horns; still the Lion lay helpless before
them: so the Ass, feeling quite safe from danger, came up,
and turning his tail to the Lion kicked up his heels into his
face. ‘This is a double death,’ growled the Lion.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.


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