The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble

THE POMEGRANATE and Apple-Tree disputed as to which was the most beautiful.

When their strife was at its height, a Bramble from the neighboring hedge lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful tone: “Pray, my dear friends, in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings.

Vocabulary Help

  • apple-tree – macieira
  • at least – ao menos
  • boastful tone – tom vanglorioso
  • bramble – arbusto do tipo das framboesas
  • cease – parar
  • height – auge
  • lift up – levantar
  • neighboring hedge – cerca vizinha
  • strife – disputa, briga