It’s veryhot.. An old man is asleep on the chair. A fly comes and sits on the end of theman’s nose.
The old man has a naughty monkey. He chases the fly.
The fly comesback again and sits on the old man’s nose again. The monkey chases it awayagain and again.
This happensfive or six times. The monkey is very angry. He jumps up, runs to the gardenand picks up a large stone.
When the flysits on the old man’s nose again, the monkey hits it hard with the stone.
He kills thefly and breaks the old man’s nose.
A bird was confined in a cage outside a window. She often sang at night when all other birds were asleep.
One night a bat came. He asked the bird why she was silent by day and sang only at night.
The bird answered, “Last year when I was singing in the daytime, a bird catcher heard my voice and caught me in his net.Since then I have never sung by day.”
The bat replied, "But it is useless to do this now that you have become a prisoner." Then he flew away.
The Chinese people call flattery to someone's face "presenting a tall hat" to someone.
In the past, an official in the imperial1 court in Beijing was appointed to an official post outside the capital. Before departure, he went to his teacher's home to bid farewell. His teacher warned him: "It is not easy to be an official outside the capital. You should be prudent2 and careful."
The official replied: "Please don't worry. I have prepared 100 'tall hats'，and will present one to each and every person I meet. I'm sure all the local people will be pleased."
The teacher said reproachingly3: "We are all honest gentlemen. How can you do that?"
The official pretended he had no way out and said: "Very few people under heaven are like you who dislike being flattered4 or presented with tall hats."
Hearing this, the teacher was very much pleased. He nodded and said: "What you said is true, too."
After the official said farewell to his teacher and went out, he said to his friend: "Of my 100 'tall hats', now only 99 are left."
Uncle Sam doesn？t like farmer。 He thinks they are very foolish and only know work on the farm。
One winter morning， the sun is shining。 Uncle Sam sits on the step of his house。 At that moment， a farmer with a map in his hand comes to him。 Farmer：Excuse me， Uncle。 Can you tell me know to get to the hospital， please？ Uncle Sam： Lie down in the middle of the street and you？ll soon be at a hospital。 Farmer Please set an example to me。
一个冬天的早晨，阳光明媚，山姆大叔坐在门前的石阶上。这时，一个农民手拿地图向他走来。 农民：请问，大叔，去医院的路怎么走？ 山姆大叔：你躺在街当中，很快就会在医院的。 农民：请你做一个示范。
Uncle Sam： I think you come to our city at the first time。 It？s much more beautiful than the field。 Is that right？
Farmer： Yes， uncle。 But it is built on the field。
Uncle Sam:s face turns red。
Sam is a little fish. He lives in the sea. He is very lonely. He wants to have a friend. The friend looks like him. Sam sees an ink fish. The ink fish has eight legs. He doesn't look like Sam. So Sam goes away.
Sam meets a shark. He wants to say hello to the shark. The shark opens his big mouth. Sam runs away quickly.
Sam is tired and hungry. He wants to have a rest. Then he sees a round fish. She says to him. “Hello! Would you like to be my friend?”
Sam answers: “Of course! But you are round. I am flat.” The round fish says: “But we are both fishes.
Sam thinks and says, ”You are right. Let's be friends.“ They become good friends.