1、the thirsty pigeon口渴的鴿子
a pigeon, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard. not supposing it to be only a picture, she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed against the signboard, jarring herself terribly. having broken her wings by the blow, she fell to the ground, and was caught by one of the bystanders.
zeal should not outrun discretion.
2、the wind and the sun (風和太陽)
one day the wind said to the sun, “look at that man walking along the road. i can get his cloak off more quickly than you can.”
“we will see about that,” said the sun. “i will let you try first.”
so the wind tried to make the man take off his cloak. he blew and blew, but the man only pulled his cloak more closely around himself.
“i give up,” said the wind at last. “i cannot get his cloak off.” then the sun tried. he shone as hard as he could. the man soon became hot and took off his cloak.
little robert asked his mother for two cents.
"what did you do with the money i gave you yesterday?"
"i gave it to a poor old woman," he answered.
"you"re a good boy," said the mother proudly. "here are two cents
more. but why are you so interested in the old woman?"
"she is the one who sells the candy."