|-an animal with a covering of long, sharp quills|
|Denise was frightened by the porcupine.|
|-any of the long sharp pointed hairs on the body of a porcupine|
|I was stuck with a porcupine quill and had to go to the hospital to get it out.|
|-to agree to do something, or to allow someone to do something|
|Jenny never goes on school field trips because her dad would not consent her.|
|-to make a very small hole or holes in the surface of something, sometimes in a way that causes pain|
|The dermatologist pricked his acne as part of the cleaning process.|
|-to go with someone and show them a place|
|The members of the audience were escorted to the exit point after the play.|
The Snakes soon wished they had not given him permission to stay. His sharp quills pricked them at every turn, and at last they politely asked him to leave.
“I am very well satisfied, thank you,” said the Porcupine. “I intend to stay right here.” And with that, he politely escorted the Snakes out of doors. And to save their skins, the Snakes had to look for another home.
Give a finger and lose a hand.
|1.||What did the Porcupine say to the Snakes when it was asked to leave the sheltered cave?|
|2.||Why did the Snakes leave instead?|
|3.||Why did the Snakes regret letting the Porcupine live with them?|
|1.||How would you describe the Snakes and the Porcupine in the story?|
|2.||What are the factors that must be considered before befriending someone?|
|3.||What is the relevance of the fable’s lesson today?|
|4.||In your opinion, is it wrong to be kind at all times? Why do you think so?|
|5.||Have you had an experience similar to the fable’s lesson? Please tell me more about it.|