|– land covered with grass or similar plants suitable for animals, such as cows and sheep, to eat|
|Our pasture was too small for our sheep so we bought more land.|
|– to pay attention to something, especially advice or a warning|
|The boy suffered a burn when he did not heed the warning.|
|– the sound a sheep or a goat makes|
|We can hear the bleats of the baby goats all the way across the field.|
|– happily or brightly|
|She sang gaily when it was her turn in the talent show.|
|– a large meal|
|The villagers had a feast after getting a good harvest.|
He was all alone. The sun was sinking. Long shadows came creeping over the ground. A chilly little wind came creeping with them making scary noises in the grass. The Kid shivered as he thought of the terrible Wolf. Then he started wildly over the field, bleating for his mother. But not half-way, near a clump of trees, there was the Wolf!
The Kid knew there was little hope for him.
“Please, Mr. Wolf,” he said trembling, “I know you are going to eat me. But first please pipe me a tune, for I want to dance and be merry as long as I can.”
The Wolf liked the idea of a little music before eating, so he struck up a merry tune and the Kid leaped and frisked gaily.
Meanwhile, the flock was moving slowly homeward. In the still evening air the Wolf’s piping carried far. The Shepherd Dogs pricked up their ears. They recognized the song the Wolf sings before a feast, and in a moment they were racing back to the pasture. The Wolf’s song ended suddenly, and as he ran, with the Dogs at his heels, he called himself a fool for turning piper to please a Kid, when he should have stuck to his butcher’s trade.
Do not let anything turn you from your purpose.
|1.||What did the Kid do one night when the flock of goats make on their way home from the pasture?|
|2.||What did the Wolf do before eating the Kid?|
|3.||What did the Shepherd Dogs do upon hearing the Wolf’s song?|
|1.||What should the Kid do the next time its mother calls out for it?|
|2.||In your opinion, did the Kid do the right thing of tricking the Wolf into singing?|
|3.||What do you think would happen if the Shepherd Dogs did not arrive at the scene?|
|4.||The fable’s lesson is “Do not let anything turn you from your purpose.” Do you agree with this? Why or why not?|
|5.||Have you experienced something similar to the fable’s lesson? Please tell me more about it.|