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The Hare and the Hound

A Hound chased a Hare from his lair, but after a long run, the Hound stopped chasing. A goat-herd who was watching laughed at the Hound and said:

"The little Hare is the better runner of you two!"

The Hound replied:

"But you do not see the difference between us: I was only running for a dinner; he was running for his life."

hare (noun): a long-eared animal in the rabbit family
hound (noun): a hunting dog
lair (noun): a hidden place where an animal sleeps, such as a cave
run for one's life (verb): to escape quickly due to danger