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English Short Stories - Cuentos en inglés
Aesop's Fables: The Crow and the Pitcher

A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it. He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair.

Then a thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher.

Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher.

At last, at last, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst and save his life.

Little by little does the trick.

Vocabulary
crow cuervo
half-dead with thirst medio muerto de sed
pitcher cántaro, jarro
beak pico
reach alcanzar
give up abandonar
in despair desesperado
pebble guijarro
drop dejar caer
mount up subir
cast arrojar
quench saciar
trick truco

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