一、Lay golden goose
One morning a countryman went to his goose's nest, and saw a yellow and
glitteringegg 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
The countryman became more and more greedy. He wanted to get all the gold
at once, so he killed the goose, when he looked inside, he found nothing in its
"I can always tell a graduate class from an undergraduate class," observed
the instructor in one of my graduate engineering courses at California State
University in Los Angeles. "When I say, 'Good afternoon,' the undergraduates
respond, 'Good afternoon." But the graduate students just write it down."
Many years after receiving my graduate degree, I returned to the State
University of New York at Binghamton as a faculty member. One day in a crowded
elevator, someone remarked on its inefficiency. I said the elevators had not
changed in the 20 years since I began there as a student.
When the door finally opened, I felt a compassionate pat on my back, and
turned to see an elderly nun smiling at me. "You'll get that degree, dear," she
whispered. "Perseverance is a virtue."
四、One day,a little monkey is playing by the well.
He looks in the well and shouts :
“Oh!My god!The moon has fallen into the well!”
An older monkeys runs over, takes a look,and says,
“Goodness me!The moon is really in the water!”
And olderly monkey comes over.
He is very surprised as well and cries out:
“The moon is in the well.”
A group of monkeys run over to the well .
They look at the moon in the well and shout:
“The moon did fall into the well!Come on!Let’get it out!”
Then,the oldest monkey hangs on the tree up side down ,with his feet on the
And he pulls the next monkey’s feet with his hands.
All the other monkeys follow his suit,
And they join each other one by one down to the moon in the well.
Just before they reach the moon,the oldest monkey raises his head and
happens to see the moon in the sky,
He yells excitedly “Don’t be so foolish!The moon is still in the sky!”