Food for Good Clothes
Mr Smith goes to a dinner party. He is wearing old clothes. He comes into the room, but people in the room don’t look at him. They don’t ask him to sit at the table.
Mr Smith goes home and puts on his good clothes. He goes back to the party. Everyone in the room stands up and smiles at him. They give him very good food to eat.
Mr Smith takes off his coat, and puts it among the food and says, “Eat, coat!”
The other people asked: “What are you doing?”
He answers: “I’m asking my coat to eat food. When I am wearing my old clothes, you don’t look at me. You don’t ask me to sit down. Now I’m in these clothes, and you give me very good food. Now I see, you give the food for my clothes not for me.”
dinner part 晚宴
put on 穿上
take off 脱下
1. At first, why people in the room don’t ask Mr Smith to sit down?
2. What does Mr Smith do when he gets good food?
3. Why does Mr Smith give food to his clothes?
4. What does the story tell us?