The Cock and the Jewel

A COCK, scratching for food for himself and his hens, found a precious stone and exclaimed: "If your owner had found thee, and not I, he would have taken thee up, and have set thee in thy first estate; but I have found thee for no purpose. I would rather have one barleycorn than all the jewels in the world.

Vocabulary Help

  • cock - galo
  • scratch - ciscar (arranhar)
  • food - comida
  • hen - galinha
  • stone - pedra
  • owner - dono, proprietário
  • barleycorn
  • jewel - jóia

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