日期:2016-08-17 One morning a countryman went to his gooses nest, and saw a yellow and glittering egg there. He took the egg home. To his delight, he found that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling hi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-08-17 A Woodman came into a forest to ask the Trees to give him a handle for Ax. It seemed so modest a request that the principal tree at once agreed to it, and it was settled among them that the plain, homely Ash should furnish what was wanted. No sooner... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-05 Once a man planned to build a terrace. He worked very hard and spent a lot of time digging and carrying earth. When the mound was almost completed and only one more basket of earth was needed, the man gave up. The terrace was never completed. This i... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-05 In the countryside, there is a cottage with a thatched roof. There is a shock's nest on the eaves. The wall slopes and there are flowers in the window. They have a pot-bellied stove. In this cottage live an old couple -- a peasant and his wife. Even... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-05 A blind man is good at touching all the things. No matter whatever the thing is he can distinguish it as soon as he touches it A man brings a young wolf and lets him touch it. Having touched the animal, he says, This is a fox or a wolf, I am not sur... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-05 A man carves an idol and takes it to the fair. No one buys it, so he begins to shout in order to canvass the customer. He says that this idol can bring in wealth and good luck. One man says to the seller, Hello, My friend, if this is so, you should... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-05 A snake, having made his hole close to the door of a cottage, inflicted a sever bite on the cottager's little son. So the child died. This caused much sorrow to his parents. The father decided to kill the snake. The next day, on its coming out of it... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-12-11 One day, Confucius led his disciples to the State of Chu. When crossing a stretch of forest, they saw a hunchbacked old man standing under a tree, catching cicadas with a bamboo stick. With each stroke he caught one cicada, just as easily as picking... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-12-11 According to legend, there was a kind of birds called dais (swallow) on the East China Sea. The Yidais were slow in reaction. They could not fly very high and seemed clumsy and incapable. But when they moved about, they always moved in groups, depen... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-12-11 Zhuang Zhou's family was poor. Once, he went to the official who supervised rivers to borrow some grain. The official said: Well, wait until the end of the year when I collect the taxes from the people, then I will lend you 300 gold pieces. All righ... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-12-11 In the fields, there was a small animal called wu shu (the flying squirrel). It would say to everyone it met: I have five skills: flying, walking, swimming, climbing trees, and digging holes in the ground. Thereupon, its pals would laugh at it, sayi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-19 Once upon a time, the State of Chu planned to attack the State of Song. But the Yong River was the natural barrier against its surprise attack at night. To overcome this obstacle, the State of Chu sent men to secretly measure the depth of the Yong R... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-19 Between the States of Jin and Guo was the State of Yu. Once, the State of Jin intended to invade the State of Guo and had to seek for permission to go by way of the State of Yu. The King of Jin was worried that the State of Yu would refuse to consen... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-19 In the past, a man bragged about his bow: There is no bow better than mine. It doesn't need any arrow! Another man bragged about his arrow: There is no arrow better than mine. It doesn't need any bow! At that time, a man good at archery happened to... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-19 In the past, a man of the State of Chu intended to go to the State of Zheng to sell pearls. First he used rare lily magnolia to make a small exquisite case which he fumigated with the delicate fragrance of osmanthuses and Chinese prickly ashes. Furt... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-19 Zeng Zi was one of Confucius' disciples. One day, Zeng Zi's wife wanted to go to market. Their son wanted to go together with her. He made a row, crying and fussing without stop. His wife could do nothing but bend down to humour him, saying: My darl... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-10-16 Ye Gong was well-known for his fondness for dragons: In the house where he lived, dragons were painted on the walls and carved on the pillars and the four walls of his bedroom. There were dragons everywhere, up and down, front and back, with each dr... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-10-16 Once, the King of the State of Wu wanted to invade the State of Chu. The King of Wu warned his ministers: If anyone should dare to dissuade me from invading Chu again, I will put him to death. One young hanger-on of his wanted to dissuade him but di... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-10-16 Zhao Jianzi, the famous general of the State of Jin, prepared to attack the State of Qi. He ordered: If anyone in the army dares to dissuade me, I will sentence him to death. A warrior named Gong Luwang, wearing armour and holding a sharp weapon in... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-09-29 In ancient times a man named Zou Ji, 8 chi tall and impressive looking, had served as the prime minister of the State of Qi. One morning, he tidied his clothes and hat, looked into the mirror, and asked his wife: Look, who is more handsome, Xu Gong... 阅读全文>>

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