A Dog and a Rooster decided to travel together. At nightfall the Rooster, looking for a place to perch, as was his custom, spied nearby a hollow tree that he thought would do very nice for sleeping. The dog could creep inside and the rooster would fly up on one of the branches. Both slept very comfortably. In the morning, the rooster awoke. For the moment he forgot just where he was. He thought he was still in the farmyard where it had been his duty to arouse the household at daybreak. So standing on tip-toes he flapped his wings and crowed loudly. But instead of awakening the farmer, he awakened a Fox not far off in the wood. The fox immediately thought that he has got very delicious breakfast.
|The Dog, The Rooster and The Fox|
Hurrying to the tree where the rooster was roosting, he said very politely: “A hearthy welcome to our woods, honored sir. I cannot tell you how glad I am to see you here. I am quite sure we shall become the closest of friends.”
“I feel highly flattered, kind sir,” replied the Rooster slyly. “If you will please go around to the door of my house at the foot of the tree, my porter will let you in.” The hungry but unsuspecting Fox, went around the tree as he was told, and in a twingkling the Dog had seized him.
Adapted from: Soal UN Bahasa Inggris Tahun Pelajaran 2016/2017