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Sentence-Combining Exercise
  Aesop's
The Ass in the Lion's Skin
Based on Alfred Caldecott's Translation

Directions: Read the passage all the way through. You will notice that the sentences are short and choppy. Study the passage, and then rewrite it in a better way. You may combine sentences, change the order of words, and omit words that are repeated too many times. But try not to leave out any of the information. 
 

     An Ass had dressed himself up in a Lion's skin. He was 

mistaken by everybody for a lion. There was a stampede of 

herds. There was a stampede of  men. But presently the skin 

was whisked off. A gust of wind did it. The Ass stood exposed.

Then the men all charged at him. They charged with sticks. 

They charged with  cudgels. They gave him a sound drubbing.