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Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 3:26:43 PM

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Does it sound natural? Could you inspect the tale named "The elephant and the wolf"?



Once upon a time there were the elephant and the wolf.
Once they happened to meet in the steppe. They both were too hungry.
- Elephant, you are hungry, you ought to find food and eat - The wolf felt for him.
- What shall I do? Please, show me the way to get food, – The elephant asked the wolf.
- There is a village not far from us. We will come upon the village suddenly. You should creep up on sheep between the dwellings at night and strangle them. Let’s go together tonight, - the wolf said.

- I am afraid; I have never done such things. – The elephant said.
- Well, you choose. But you should know: if I bring a fat sheep, do not ask for it, I will not give you even a fraction of meat. It is not useful to feed a coward, - The wolf got angry.
Having thought it over a little, the elephant said:

- Are you afraid to go alone? How can I help you? I think that brave one who attacks a hundred enemies, very brave one can go alone.
- You are very cunning, my friend. But you cannot deceive me. You are stronger than I. It is necessary to carry killed sheep. Winter will come soon, it is necessary to store up food - The wolf said.
- Well, go together - The elephant agreed.
So they went together.

They approached the village on a dark night. The elephant whispered to the wolf:
- It is very dangerous. You will abandon me and run away. Let’s tie ourselves together with a rope so I can be sure of you, – he said.
The wolf agreed and they tied themselves together with a rope around their necks. When they approached the village, dogs began to bark. The elephant was frightened and ran. The wolf got tired from running for so long and began to be dragged along behind him.
- What were you afraid of? Should you be afraid of barking dogs frightened by us? - The wolf said.
The elephant did not listen to him and ran even faster. The wolf began to be strangled with the rope, his consciousness got dim.

Soon he opened his jaws and hung out his tongue. The elephant looked at him:
- You are a killer, a meat-eater! I am afraid to death and you are making fun of me and laughing at me, - he said it and kicked the wolf and he died.
Since that time the elephant does not inhabit our steppe because he was frightened too much.




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