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More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt ReadOasis Step 2 Creative Commons Photo by law_keven One day while a Lion was eating his dinner,... The Bird and the Lion (Step 2)

More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt
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One day while a Lion was eating his dinner, a bone stuck in his throat. It hurt so that he could not finish his dinner. He walked up and down, up and down, roaring with pain.

A Bird sat on a branch of a tree nearby, and hearing the Lion, she said, “Friend, what troubles you?” The Lion told the Bird what the matter was, and the Bird said: “I would take the bone out of your throat, friend, but I do not da...

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