Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Do you know what a fable is? It's a short story that teaches a lesson. It's simple, but memorable perhaps because the characters are usually animals or other things found in nature. Our reading is written like a fable... with a story about fighting and making peace. The verb "provide" means "to give." It always takes an object. You provide things that are useful. So someone can provide useful things for others. Another verb is "rose." "Rose" is the past tense of "rise." The three forms are RISE - ROSE - RISEN. This is an intransitive verb. It doesn't take an object. Listen for ROSE and PROVIDE. Besides these two verbs, I also want you to listen for the expression "voice of reason." "Voice of reason" refers to an idea or opinion that makes sense. It's logical and it's wise. A person can be considered the voice of reason. So we need to hear the voice of reason. We need to listen to the voice of reason. In our story, a little plant was the voice of reason. The big sun and the large storm clouds actually stopped to listen. What about us? Do we always stop to listen to the voice of reason before we act? Does it depend on where that voice is coming from?