The Lion and the Mouse

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The Lion and the Mouse(獅子與老鼠)
Once a great lion was sleeping in a wood. A little mouse happened to come and ran over his face. The lion awoke and caught the little mouse in anger, and was going to kill her. “ Oh, dear kind Lion!” Said the little mouse. " Please forgive me. I didn't mean to do you any harm. Let me go. I shall return your kindness."         " Ha, ha, ha,"  laughed the lion. " How can a little thing like you help a great lion?" " Thank you very much, kind Lion! I hope I shall be able to do you a good return some day,"  said the little mouse.          Some time after this, the lion was caught in a trap. Just then the little mouse came along. At once she ran up to the lion, and said, " You were very kind to me once. Now I'll save your life, and repay you the kindness which you showed me the other day."  Soon she gnawed the ropes of the trap with her sharp teeth, and the lion was happy to be free again.          " Thank you, little Mouse!"  said the lion, and he walked away. .The Fox and the Grapes(狐狸與葡萄)

 Early in the fall, a fox saw ripe grapes in a garden. He wanted to eat them.          He said to himself, “How lucky I am! I've found some nice grapes.” He crept into the garden, and came to the grapes. He jumped up at the grapes, but he could not reach them. He jumped again and again, but in vain.          At last he gave it up, and said to himself, “The grapes are sour. I don't want sour grapes.” And he went away. .King Alfred and the Cakes

 King ALFRED O f England once led his army to fight with another army and was beaten. So he had to run away through the woods and swamps to save his life.          One evening he came to a woodcutter’s hut. He was very tired and hungry, so he begged the woodcutter’s wife to give him something to eat and a place to sleep in. He was ragged and dirty and she did not know that he was the king. She felt so sorry for him that she told him to come in and gave hem a seat near the fire.          She was baking some...
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