A Cat Is Fishing
A cat goes to a river every day. He wants to go fishing. But he can’t catch any fish.
One day, he goes to the river as usual. Suddenly a fish comes out. He catches the fish. He is very happy. He forgets to put the fish in the basket. He dances and sings. He shouts, “I have a fish! I have a fish!” All his friends come to see him.
“Where is your fish? Let us have a look at it. ” his friends say.
“It’s there, near the bank.” the cat answers. But he can’t find the fish. When he sings and dances, the fish jumps back into the river.
Look at an Enemy as a Friend
One day, a farmer works in his fields. The wind blows hard. He feels very cold, so he goes home.
On his way home, he saw a frozen snake. He picked it up and put it in his chest. He tried to warm it. Some time late, the snake was warm and active. It bit the farmer in the chest.
The snake was poisonous. The farmer was dead. Before he died, the farmer said, “I’m so silly. I look at an enemy as a friend.”
Three lazy Ones
When the time came for him to die he called them to his bed and said， “Dear children， I have thought of something that I will reveal to you. The one of you is the laziest shall become king after me.”
The oldest one said， “Father， then the kingdom belongs to me， for I am so lazy that whenever I lie down to sleep， and a drop falls into my eyes， I will not e
ven close them so that I can fall asleep.”
The second one said， “Father， the kingdom belongs to me， for I am so lazy that when I am sitting by the fire warming myself， I would rather let my heels burn up than to pull my legs back.”
The third one said， “Father， the kingdom is mine， for I am so lazy that if I were going to be hanged and already had the rope around my neck， and someone put into my hand a sharp knife with which to cut the rope， I would let myself be hanged rather than to lift my hand up to the rope.”
When the father heard this he said， “You have taken it the farthest and shall be king.”