Key words£ºant, dove, save, trap  
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Genre£ºfable Topic£ºmutual help Words:200
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The Dove knew it had to act quickly to save the Ant.

A dove and an ant

Author£ºAesop Source£º 
Nation£ºGreece Date£º2008-8-14


An ant was speeding along on its three pair of legs when suddenly, it stopped.
"I'm thirsty," the Ant said aloud.
"Why don't you get a drink of water from the brook?" cooed a Dove perched in a nearby tree. "The brook is close by. Just be careful you don't fall in."
The Ant sped to the brook and began to drink.
A sudden wind blew the Ant into the water.
"Help!" the Ant cried, "I'm drowning!"
The Dove knew it had to act quickly to save the Ant. With its beak, the Dove broke a twig from the tree. Then, the Dove flew over the brook with the twig and dropped it to the Ant.
The Ant climbed onto the twig and Boated ashore.
Not long afterward, the Ant saw a Hunter. He was setting a trap to catch the Dove.
The Dove began to fly toward the trap.
The Ant knew it had to act quickly to save the Dove.
The Ant opened its strong jaws and bit the bare ankle of the Hunter.
"Ouch!" the Hunter cried.
The Dove heard the Hunter and flew away.

One good turn deserves another.



Aesop's Fables or Aesopica refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop (circa 620 BC ¨C 560 BC), a slave and story-teller living in Ancient Greece. Aesop's Fables has also become a blanket term for collections of brief fables, usually involving personified animals.


1. How did the Dove save the Ant?

2. How did the Ant save the Dove?

3. What is your opinion about mutual help?



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