The Thirsty Pigeon口渴的鸽子
A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard. Not supposing it to be only a picture, she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed against the signboard, jarring herself terribly. Having broken her wings by the blow, she fell to the ground, and was caught by one of the bystanders.
Zeal should not outrun discretion.
Little Robert asked his mother for two cents.
"What did you do with the money I gave you yesterday？"
"I gave it to a poor old woman," he answered.
"You're a good boy," said the mother proudly. "Here are two centsmore. But why are you so interested in the old woman？"
"She is the one who sells the candy."
Belling the cat
long ago,there was a big cat in the house.He caught many mice while they were stealing food.
One day the mice bad a meeting to talk about the way to deal with their common enemy.Some said this,andsome said that.
At last a young mouse got up,and said that he had a good idea.
“We could tie a bell around the neck of the cat.Then when he comes near,we can hear the sound of the bell,and run away.”
Everyone approved of this proposal,but an old wise mouse got up and said,“That is all very well,but who will tie the bell to the cat？”The mice looked at each other,but nobody spoke.