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| Taura Shaw | Intermediate Reading

A Mistake

Martin Stoner was tired and hungry. He walked slowly across the fields and he did not know where he wanted to go. Martin Stoner was not happy in his life. He had no friends, no money, no home.
| Taura Shaw | Intermediate Reading

Brother Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Brother Fox and Brother Rabbit lived not far from each other. Brother Rabbit behaved like he was the boss of the whole neighborhood. Brother Fox didn’t like that and decided to teach Brother Rabbit a lesson.
| Taura Shaw | Intermediate Reading

Narcissus

Deep in the woods, there was a clear spring with water like silver. Neither lions nor other wild animals came to the spring in the night time. Neither leaves nor branches fell into it. Only green grass grew around it all year long.
| Taura Shaw | Intermediate Reading

The Ransom of Red Chief

Once Bill and I made a plan to kidnap a child and get a ransom for him. We chose a boy who was ten years old. He was the son of a rich man, Dorset by name.
| Taura Shaw | Intermediate Reading

King Midas and the Golden Touch

Once upon a time there lived a very rich King whose name was Midas. He had a little daughter Marigold whom he loved very much. King Midas loved gold more than anything else in the world, except for his little daughter.
| Taura Shaw | Intermediate Reading

The Last Leaf

Two young artists, Sue and Joanna, had their studio at the top of a three-story brick house. In November, Joanna got sick with pneumonia. She was lying on her bed, looking through the small window at the blank side of the next brick house.
| Taura Shaw | Intermediate Reading

The Lion and the Goat

Once upon a time there was an old she-goat. One day, when it was getting dark, she was returning home with many other goats. She was old and weak, and when she got tired, she was left behind.


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