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4000 Essential English Words 1 (2nd edition), The best prince

The best prince

King Minos was very sick. His condition was getting worse. He had three sons. He loved them all. He had to announce who would become king.

Two of the princes stood waiting outside the king's room. Theseus was the oldest and strongest. He thought his father would make him king. Pelias, the second son, thought differently. He was an expert in fighting. He thought the king would choose him. "When I'm king;'Theseus told Pelias, "I'll let you contribute to protect our country. You can lead the army.' Pelias became angry. "Father knows I'm famous for my fighting skills. He'll make me king." "You?" Theseus said. "He won't choose you!" "The kingdom is mine!" Pelias claimed. "Father will give it to me-or I'll use force to take it!" Theseus made a sudden move to take out his sword. Then Pelias did the same. "Beating me will be a challenge;' Theseus said. "Fight me now. The winner gets the kingdom," Pelias agreed.

King Minos could hear his sons fighting. The youngest son, Jason, stood beside him. He sensed his father's sadness. The king laid his hand on Jason's arm. "Your brothers fight too much;' the king told him. "I must protect my kingdom from all harm. They'll divide it between them. The people won't know what to do. There'll be war. I can't allow either of them to be king. Therefore, I'm making you king. Your kindness has always made you special. It's the difference between you and your brothers. You can bring peace. They can't.'

Then the king died. Theseus and Pelias heard that their youngest brother was king. They were surprised. They realized that their fighting was wrong. It had kept them from saying goodbye to their father. They agreed to have Jason as their king. He was the best choice.


The best prince

King Minos was very sick. His condition was getting worse. Su estado empeoraba. He had three sons. He loved them all. He had to announce who would become king.

Two of the princes stood waiting outside the king's room. Dos de los príncipes esperaban fuera de la habitación del rey. Theseus was the oldest and strongest. Teseo era el mayor y el más fuerte. He thought his father would make him king. Pelias, the second son, thought differently. He was an expert in fighting. He thought the king would choose him. Pensó que el rey lo elegiría a él. "When I'm king;'Theseus told Pelias, "I'll let you contribute to protect our country. You can lead the army.' Puedes dirigir el ejército. Pelias became angry. Pelias se enojó. "Father knows I'm famous for my fighting skills. "Padre sabe que soy famoso por mis habilidades de lucha. He'll make me king." "You?" Theseus said. "He won't choose you!" "¡Él no te elegirá a ti!" "The kingdom is mine!" Pelias claimed. "Father will give it to me-or I'll use force to take it!" Theseus made a sudden move to take out his sword. Teseo hizo un movimiento repentino para sacar su espada. Then Pelias did the same. "Beating me will be a challenge;' Theseus said. "Derrotarme será un desafío"; dijo Teseo. "Fight me now. The winner gets the kingdom," Pelias agreed. El ganador se queda con el reino", coincidió Pelias.

King Minos could hear his sons fighting. The youngest son, Jason, stood beside him. He sensed his father's sadness. The king laid his hand on Jason's arm. "Your brothers fight too much;' the king told him. "I must protect my kingdom from all harm. They'll divide it between them. The people won't know what to do. There'll be war. I can't allow either of them to be king. Therefore, I'm making you king. Your kindness has always made you special. It's the difference between you and your brothers. You can bring peace. They can't.'

Then the king died. Theseus and Pelias heard that their youngest brother was king. They were surprised. They realized that their fighting was wrong. It had kept them from saying goodbye to their father. They agreed to have Jason as their king. He was the best choice. Él fue la mejor opción.