An animal tale
French writing exercise

Un conte d'animaux

By a lovely winter morning, Henri the hare meets poorly Lili the rabbit.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
- this exercise requires expressions containing animal names (bold)

"pristine", "a hare", "definitely not!", "to enjoy (food)", "grass", "to put aside".

Le Passé Simple will be used when appropriate.

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That morning, it was bitterly cold. It had snowed all night, and the forest was covered with a thick coat of pristine snow. Henri the hare loved winter: he ran, jumped, happy as a clam! Lili the rabbit didn't share his enthusiam. "What a beautiful day, right Lili?" exclaimed Henri, happy as a lark. "Definitely not! The weather is lousy!" replied Lili. "I have goose pimples [US: goose bumps], a frog in my throat, and a raging fever! How ironic for a (female) rabbit!" "Come on, Lili, don't be pigheaded! Come with me, I could eat a horse, and I'm going to enjoy a bit of grass that I'd put aside just in case.

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