My Favorite Stories from “English Stories Unit 2”
The Clever Tortoise
Once upon a time, a tortoise lived in a forest. He was very clever and wise. One day, he heard about a grand party that the king was throwing. The tortoise was determined to go to the party, but he knew he couldn’t walk as the palace was too far away. So, he came up with a plan. He asked two geese to carry him to the palace by holding a stick in their beaks.
At the party, the tortoise impressed everyone with his wit and intelligence. He danced and sang, and all the animals were amazed. The king was so impressed with the tortoise that he rewarded him with a big feast.
The Little Red Hen
There once was a little red hen who lived in a farmyard with her friends. The hen found some grains of wheat and asked her friends to help her plant them, but they all refused. The hen decided to plant them alone. She worked very hard to water and care for the wheat, and finally, it was ready to be harvested.
Once again, the hen asked her friends to help her, but they all said no. She decided to do it herself and made bread with the wheat. Her friends were eager to share the bread with her, but the little red hen refused, saying that she had worked on it all by herself.
The Lion and the Mouse
A lion was snoring under a tree when a mouse ran over his head. The lion woke up and was about to eat the mouse when the mouse pleaded for mercy. The mouse promised to repay the lion for his kindness one day.
Sometime later, the lion found himself trapped in a hunter’s net. He roared with all his might, but nobody came to help. Suddenly, the mouse appeared, and he quickly gnawed through the rope to set the lion free. The lion was amazed and grateful to the little mouse and realized that even small creatures can be helpful.
Reading about these stories in “English Stories Unit 2” has been a wonderful experience. I am truly inspired by the clever tortoise, the hardworking little red hen, and the unexpected heroism of the tiny mouse. These stories have taught me valuable lessons about determination, hard work, and the importance of being kind to others.