Aesop and the Traveller
Aesop was a very 1) ______________ SMARTLY
man who lived hundreds of years ago in
Greece. He wrote many 2)_______________ WONDER
stories. He was also 3) ______________ well-known WIDE
as a man who was fond of jokes.
One day, as he was walking, he met a
traveller, who greeted him and said,
'Kind man, can you say how soon I shall
get to town?'
'Go,' Aesop answered. 'I know I must
go,' protested the traveller, 'but I would
like you to tell me how 4) ________________I QUICK
shall get to town.'
'Go,' Aesop said again 5) ____________________________ ANGRY
'This man must be mad,' the traveler
thought and went on.
After he had gone some 6) ______________________________ DISTANT
Aesop shouted loudly after him. 'You
will get to town in two hours.' The
traveller turned round in 7) _______________________________ AMAZE
'Why didn't you tell me that before?' he
asked. 'How could I have told that
before?' answered Aesop. 'I did not
know how fast you could walk.'