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Cloze Fable - The Brother and the Sister - Aesop

This is an English translation of a fable by Aesop.
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affection= affetto -- bear= sopportare -- both= entrambi -- children= figli -- conduct= condotta -- embraced= abracciò -- former= il primo -- grew= divenne -- himself= se stesso -- lack= mancanza -- mirror= specchio -- otherwise= altrimenti -- placed= collocato -- ran= corse -- said= disse -- spitefully= con dispetto -- spoil= rovinare -- together= insieme -- ugliness= bruttezza -- which= che
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A father had one son and one daughter, the remarkable for his good looks, the latter for her extraordinary . While they were playing one day as , they happened by chance to look into a mirror that was on their mother's chair. The boy congratulated on his good looks; the girl angry, and could not the self-praises of her Brother, interpreting all he (and how could she do ?) into reflection on herself.

She off to her father, to be avenged on her Brother, and accused him of having, as a boy, made use of that belonged only to girls. The father them both, and bestowing his kisses and impartially on each, said, "I wish you would look into the every day: you, my son, that you may not your beauty by evil ; and you, my daughter, that you may make up for your of beauty by your virtues."
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A father had one son and one daughter, the former remarkable for his good looks, the latter for her extraordinary ugliness. While they were playing one day as children, they happened by chance to look together into a mirror that was placed on their mother's chair. The boy congratulated himself on his good looks; the girl grew angry, and could not bear the self-praises of her Brother, interpreting all he said (and how could she do otherwise?) into reflection on herself.

She ran off to her father, to be avenged on her Brother, and spitefully accused him of having, as a boy, made use of that which belonged only to girls. The father embraced them both, and bestowing his kisses and affection impartially on each, said, "I wish you both would look into the mirror every day: you, my son, that you may not spoil your beauty by evil conduct; and you, my daughter, that you may make up for your lack of beauty by your virtues."