Long, long time ago a rabbit and a lion were neighbours. The lion was very proud, and was fond of boasting about his strength. And though they were such close neighbours, the lion looked down upon the rabbit, and used to bully and frighten her. Finally, the rabbit could stand it no longer and wanted to get her own back.
One day she went to the lion and said, “Good day, respected elder brother. Imagine it, I met an animal over there who looked exactly like you, and he said to me, ‘Is there anyone in the world who dares stand up to me/ if there is, let him come and have a duel with me. If there is no one, all of you have to submit to my rule and be my servants!” “Oh, he was an intolerable braggart! He is so puffed up with pride that his eyes can’t even light on anyone!” added the rabbit. “Oho,” the lion said. “Didn’t you mention me to him?”
“Yes, indeed,” the rabbit replied. “but it would have been better if I hadn’t. When I described how strong you were, he just sneered and said dreadfully rude things. He even went so far as to say that he wouldn’t take you for his attendant!”
The lion flew into a rage and roared, “Where is he? Where is he?”
So the rabbit took the lion behind a hill and, not going too near herself, pointed to a deep well from a distance, and said, “He is down there, in the well.”
The lion hastened to the well and glared angrily into it. Yes there as his rival who even glared back at him angrily. The lion roared, and his enemy roared back. The lion became so furious that his hair stood on end. So did his enemy’s in the well. The lion showed his teeth and lashed out with his paws to scare his rival and his enemy in the well retaliated! In a fit of anger the lion sprang into the air with all his might and then flung himself at the enemy in the well. The result was that the proud lion was instantly drowned.
1. Who do you think of the animal in the well?
a. The image of the lion himself
b. An intolerable braggart
c. A stronger animal
d. Another lion
e. His neighbor
2. The lion was proud of his…
3. What we can learn from the story?
a. Be a good neighbor
b. Don’t be so arrogant
c. We must help each other
d. An enemy can be a good friend
e. A friend in need is a friend indeed
4. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
a. The lion was too furious that he challenged the other animal to fight.
b. The rabbit told the lion that a strong animal challenged him to duel.
c. The rabbit and the lion went to a hill to fight the strong animal.
d. The rabbit was successfully in defeating the lion.
e. The lion was challenged by a strong animal.