One day, a raven happened to fly past a lake. Looking at the lake, he saw the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. It was a swan whose feathers were white as snow. The raven was very envious of the swan’s feathers. When he looked at his own feathers, they were black as coal.
The raven decided that he also want to have white feathers like the swan’s.?From that day onwards, the raven began to live like the swan. He moved his home from the woods to the lake. He also started to eat water weeds like the swan.
Each day, the raven would wash his feathers, hoping that they would turn white. But no matter how hard he washed, his feathers remained black.
As he ate only water weeds, he soon grew thinner and thinner. Not many days later, the raven died.
Tick the correct answers.
1. What did the raven see at the lake?
The most beautiful creature that he had ever seen.
A swan with grey feathers.
A bird made of snow.
His own reflection in the water.
2. Why was the raven envious of the swan?
3. Where was the raven natural home?
4. Why did the raven want to live like the swan?
5. Why did the raven wash his feathers everyday?