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Cloze Fable - The Dog and the Cook - Aesop

This is an English translation of a fable by Aesop: Il Cane e il Cuoco.
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always= sempre -- back= posteriori -- chance= occasione -- convey= manifestare -- drank= ho bevuto -- enough= abbastanza -- fell= cadde -- gave= diede -- got out= sono uscito -- inquired= chiesero -- invited= invitò -- limped= zoppicò -- paws= zampe -- said= disse -- saw= vide -- saying= dicendo -- seeing= vedendo -- seizing= afferrando -- soon= presto -- tonight= stasera -- went= andò -- window= finestra
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A rich man a great feast, to which he many friends and acquaintances. His Dog availed himself of the occasion to invite a stranger Dog, a friend of his, , "My master gives a feast, and there is much food remaining; come and sup with me ." The Dog thus invited at the hour appointed, and the preparations for so grand an entertainment, in the joy of his heart, "How glad I am that I came! I do not often get such a as this. I will take care and eat to last me both today and tomorrow."

While he was congratulating himself and wagging his tail to his pleasure to his friend, the Cook him moving about among his dishes and, him by his fore and hind , bundled him without ceremony out of the window. He with force upon the ground and away, howling dreadfully. His yelling attracted other street dogs, who came up to him and how he had enjoyed his supper. He replied, "Why, to tell you the truth, I so much wine that I remember nothing. I do not know how I of the house."

Moral: "Those who enter by the stairs may expect to be shown out at the "
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A rich man gave a great feast, to which he invited many friends and acquaintances. His Dog availed himself of the occasion to invite a stranger Dog, a friend of his, saying, "My master gives a feast, and there is always much food remaining; come and sup with me tonight." The Dog thus invited went at the hour appointed, and seeing the preparations for so grand an entertainment, said in the joy of his heart, "How glad I am that I came! I do not often get such a chance as this. I will take care and eat enough to last me both today and tomorrow."

While he was congratulating himself and wagging his tail to convey his pleasure to his friend, the Cook saw him moving about among his dishes and, seizing him by his fore and hind paws, bundled him without ceremony out of the window. He fell with force upon the ground and limped away, howling dreadfully. His yelling soon attracted other street dogs, who came up to him and inquired how he had enjoyed his supper. He replied, "Why, to tell you the truth, I drank so much wine that I remember nothing. I do not know how I got out of the house."

Moral: "Those who enter by the back stairs may expect to be shown out at the window"