The Traveler and His Dog

A TRAVELER about to set out on a journey saw his Dog stand at the door stretching himself. He asked him sharply: "Why do you stand there gaping? Everything is ready but you, so come with me instantly. The Dog, wagging his tail, replied: "O, master! I am quite ready; it is you for whom I am waiting.

The loiterer often blames delay on his more active friend.

Vocabulary Help

  • blame - culpar
  • delay - atraso
  • everything is ready but you - tudo está pronto menos você
  • gaping - boca aberta
  • loiterer - vagabundo, ocioso
  • see (see, saw, seen) - ver
  • set out on a journey - partir em viagem
  • stretch - espreguiçar
  • tail - cauda
  • Traveler - viajante
  • wag - balançar


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