A GOATHERD had sought to bring back a stray goat to his flock. He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons. At last the Goatherd threw a stone, and breaking its horn, begged the Goat not to tell his master. The Goat replied, “Why, you silly fellow, the horn will speak though I be silent.

Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hid.

Vocabulary Help

  • goatherd – pastor de cabras
  • seek (seek,sought,sought) – procurar, tentar
  • bring back – trazer de volta
  • stray goat – cabra desgarrada
  • flock – rebanho
  • whistle – apitar
  • sound the horn – tocar a buzina
  • vain – vão
  • straggler – cabra desgarrada
  • summons – chamado
  • stone – pedra
  • silly – estúpido,idiota
  • speak (speak,spoke,spoken) – falar
  • though – embora