THE SLAVE AND THE LION

ORİJİNAL METİN (DİNLEME METNİ)

 

BASİTLEŞTİRİLMİŞ METİN
A slave ran away from his master who was a cruel man. He went to desert because he was afraid that they might catch him. While he was walking in search of food and shelter, he came to a cave. He entered the cave and found that it was empty. However, it was a lion's cave. Soon the lion came to the cave too. The man was very afraid. He thought that this was the end of his life. But, the lion did not jump on him or eat him. Instead, he came and showed submission and fear to the man. The man was surprised. The lion was crying and lifting up his paw. The man saw that the paw was swollen and red, and there was a big thorn in it. He removed the thorn and dressed the paw as well as he could. In time, it healed completely. The lion's gratitude was limitless. They became good friends and shared the cave. One day, however, the slave wanted to be among people, and he said farewell to the lion and returned to the town. But they recognized him in town, chained him and took him to his master. The master wanted to show everyone that runaway slaves would have a terrible end. So, he would throw him to wild animals at the next public spectacle in theater. On the fatal day, animals ran to the arena. One of the animals was a big lion. Then they threw the slave among them. Then, spectators were surprised because the lion lay down at the slave's feet with love and happiness. It was his old friend of the cave! The audience shouted that the slave should be free. The governor of the town agreed with them as he was also surprised at the lion's gratitude and fidelity and ordered that both the lion and the slave receive their liberty.

= almak

= loyalty (=sadakat)

= vali

= ölümcül

= atmak

= farketmek, tanımak

= şişmiş

= minnettarlık

= iyileşmek

= yapabildiği kadar iyi

= kaldırmak, çıkarmak

= şişmiş

= ....yerine

= barınak

= ...arayışında

= zalim

özgürlük

agree

The dog lying down at its owners's feet
lie - lay - lain

Audience at a football match

Spectators at a football match


The man is chained.

Sailors bidding farewell to their families.

The boy is sharing his ice-cream with the girl.


A dog lifting its paw

A dog lifting its paw

teslimiyet

cave

desert


slaves in a ship
Mavi renkli kısım kaydı yapanla ilgili detaydır. Asıl parça onun altındadır.
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THE SLAVE AND THE LION
A Slave ran away from his master, by whom he had been most cruelly treated, and, in order to avoid capture, betook himself into the desert. As he wandered about in search of food and shelter, he came to a cave, which he entered and found to be unoccupied. Really, however, it was a Lion's den, and almost immediately, to the horror of the wretched fugitive, the Lion himself appeared. The man gave himself up for lost: but, to his utter astonishment, the Lion, instead of springing upon him and devouring him, came and fawned upon him, at the same time whining and lifting up his paw. Observing it to be much swollen and inflamed, he examined it and found a large thorn embedded in the ball of the foot. He accordingly removed it and dressed the wound as well as he could: and in course of time it healed up completely. The Lion's gratitude was unbounded; he looked upon the man as his friend, and they shared the cave for some time together. A day came, however, when the Slave began to long for the society of his fellow-men, and he bade farewell to the Lion and returned to the town. Here he was presently recognised and carried off in chains to his former master, who resolved to make an example of him, and ordered that he should be thrown to the beasts at the next public spectacle in the theatre. On the fatal day the beasts were loosed into the arena, and among the rest a Lion of huge bulk and ferocious aspect; and then the wretched Slave was cast in among them. What was the amazement of the spectators, when the Lion after one glance bounded up to him and lay down at his feet with every expression of affection and delight! It was his old friend of the cave! The audience clamoured that the Slave's life should be spared: and the governor of the town, marvelling at such gratitude and fidelity in a beast, decreed that both should receive their liberty.