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The Kingdom of the Lion

THE BEASTS of the field and forest had a Lion as their king. He was neither wrathful, cruel, nor tyrannical, but just and gentle as a king could be. During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity. The Hare said, "Oh, how I have longed to see this day, in which the weak shall take their place with impunity by the side of the strong. And after the Hare said this, he ran for his life.

The Letter of Reference

To Whom It May Concern:

Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no vanity, in spite of his high accomplishments and profound knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be executed as soon as possible.

Delivered a short time later:

"That idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote the letter sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read only every other line."

- beast - besta, animal
- field - campo
- wrathful - furioso, irritado
- reign - reinado
- draw up - redigir
- wolf - lobo
- lamb - ovelha
- stag - veado
- hare - lebre
- amity - amizade
- weak - fraco
- longed to see - ansiado por ver
- ran for his life - correu para salvar sua vida
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- assignments - tarefas
- skip coffee breaks - não usar os intervalos de café
- vanity - vaidade
- in spite of - apesar de
- accomplishments - realizações
- shoulder - ombro
- every other line - ler pulando uma linha
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