"Dear mother," said a little fish,
"Is that a worm I see?
I'm very hungry, and I wish
You'd get the worm for me."
"Sweet innocent," the mother cried,
And started from her nook,
"That worm you see is there to hide
The sharpness of a hook."
As I have heard, the little trout
Was young and foolish too,
And presently he ventured out
To learn what might be true.
Around about the worm he played,
With many a longing look,
And "Dear me!" to himself he said,
"I'm sure there is no hook."
"I think I'll give one little bite;"
And that was what he did,
And thus he died in hapless plight
By not doing as he was bid.
- Ann and Jane Taylor
|Ann Taylor (1782-1866) best remembered as the elder sister and collaborator of Jane Taylor was an English poet and literary critic. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and other verses for children brought them long-lasting popularity.|
What does the baby fish want the mother fish to do?
The baby fish told the mother that he want to eat the worm he sees cause he is hungry.
Why does the baby fish want to get the worm?
The baby fish wants to get the worm because he is hungry.
Does the mother fish get the worm for her young one? why ? why not?
No! The mother fish did not get the worm for her young one because see knew that the hook is hiding inside of the worm.
Why was the young trout foolish?
The young trout was foolish because after his mother told him about the worm, he went to find out if it's true or not and then he got himself killed.
What lesson does the poem teach us?
The lesson teaches us that we should listen to the elders and follow their orders.
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