A BOY was hunting for locusts. He had caught a goodly number, when he saw a Scorpion, and mistaking him for a locust, reached out his hand to take him. The Scorpion, showing his sting, said: “If you had but touched me, my friend, you would have lost me, and all your locusts too!

Vocabulary Help

  • hunt – caçar
  • locust – gafanhoto
  • catch (catch, caught, caught) – pegar
  • see (see, saw, seen) – ver
  • mistake – confundir, tomar por
  • reach out – estender (a mão)
  • sting – ferrão