一、Sun the Ice
Once a simpleton's wife told him to buy some ice.
Two hours later, he didn't come back. She wanted to know why he didn't come back and went out to have a look. She saw he was standing in the sun at the gate and watching the ice melting.
"What's the matter?" She asked him. "Why don't you bring it in?"
"I saw the ice was wet and I was afraid that you would scold me so I'm running it dry." The simpleton answered.
二、Mike and the Pot
One day, Mike's mother needed a pot. She asked Mike to borrow one from her friend. So Mike went to the friend's house. She gave him a big pot. On the way home Mike put it down on the road and looked at it. It was made of clay and had three legs.
Then he said to the pot, "You have three legs and I have only two. You can carry me for a few minutes." Then Mike sat down inside the pot. But the pot didn't move.
Mike got angry and broke it then carried the broke pot home. His mother was angry. "You are stupid." She said. But Mike thought, "I'm not stupid. Only a stupid person carried something with three legs."
三、The King and His Stories
Once there was a king. He likes to write stories, but his stories were not good. As people were afraid of him, they all said his stories were good.
One day the king showed his stories to a famous writer. He waited the writer to praise these stories. But the writer said his stories were so bad that he should throw them into fire. The king got very angry with him and sent him to prison.
After some time, the king set him free. Again he showed him some of his new stories and asked what he thought of them.
After reading them, the writer at once turned to the soldiers and said: " Take me back to prison, please."
四、The Bathing Boy
One day, Tom is bathing in a river. He doesn't swim well and will be drown. He calls out loud for help. A man is just passing by. He doesn't help the boy, but stands by and says to him. "How imprudent you are! It is dangerous to bath in the river." "Oh, yes sir," cries the boy, " Please help me out and scold me afterward."
Counsel without help is useless.
有一天，汤姆在河里洗澡。他不太会游泳。眼看就要被淹死，他大声呼喊救命。有个人正好从旁边经过，他没有帮助小男孩，却是站在旁边对小孩子说道：" 你怎么这么草率!在河里洗澡很危险。""哦，先生，"小男孩喊叫：" 请你还是先把我救起来后再责备我吧。"
It's very hot.. An old man is asleep on the chair. A fly comes and sits on the end of the man's nose.
The old man has a naughty monkey. He chases the fly.
The fly comes back again and sits on the old man's nose again. The monkey chases it away again and again.
This happens five or six times. The monkey is very angry. He jumps up, runs to the garden and picks up a large stone.
When the fly sits on the old man's nose again, the monkey hits it hard with the stone.
He kills the fly and breaks the old man's nose.