The Two Rabbits
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The Two Rabbits                                  

    Among the bushes,
    followed by dogs,
    (I would not say ran)
    but flew a rabbit.

    From the rabbit hole
    came out his comrade,
    and said: -wait,
    my friend, what is going on?

    -What should we do? – replied;
    he came breathless…
    Two naughty greyhounds
    are chasing me.

    -Yes, replies the other one,
    I see them there…
    But they are not greyhounds.
    -Well then, what are they?. –Hounds.

    What? Hounds you say?
    Yes, like my grandfather.
    -Hounds and very much hounds;
    I see them very well.

    They are hounds, my goodness,
    what don’t you understand from that?
    -They are hounds, I am telling you.
    -I say, they are hounds.

    During this argument,
    the dogs arrive and
    caught my two careless rabbits.

    Those who
    because of minor issues
    neglect what is important,
    take this example.

    Tomás de Iriarte.

Comprehension Test

1. Where did the rabbit run by? 

a) On a plain without vegetation.

b) Among some bushes.  

c) Through the woods. 

2. Where did the other rabbit come from?   

a) From the rabbit hole in which he lived.

b) From under a bush.

c) From behind a tree. 

3. What does the second rabbit reply?  

a) That the dogs chasing him are greyhounds.

b) That the dogs chasing him are hounds. 

c) That the dogs chasing him are Pekingese. 

4. The other rabbit said they were: 

a) Greyhounds.

b) Hounds.   

c) Pekingese. 

5. In the end, the rabbits: 

a) Agree that the dogs are greyhounds.

b) Agree that the dogs are hounds. 

c) Continue to argue.  

6. Why did the rabbits argue?  

a) Because they wanted to eat the same plant.

b) They could not agree on what breed the dogs were.

c) Because one rabbit wanted to run and the other one wanted to hide.

7. What happened in the end?  

a) They agreed and the argument was over.

b) They shared the plant without fighting.   

c) The dogs caught the rabbits.  

8. What must we learn from this fable? 

a) We should respond to what is most important.

b) We should not argue with our comrades.  

c) We must share with others.  


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