A HAPPY MAN
One day in spring， Wang Liangbin called his servant to him.
"How many pounds of snails did you buy?"
"200 pounds， sir."
"Did you buy birds?"
"Yes， sir， over 60."
"Did you have enough money?"
Wang never spent much money on himself. He was frugal and lived simply. He spent most of his money buying animals to set free.
within an ace of winning
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.
Quarrel for a comb
There are two monks. They are not brothers but they live in the same house. Every morning they go out to look for some food.
One day, they go out very early. They are on a road to a village. It is too early and there are no people on the road. They are walking. Suddenly, they stop. There is a comb on the road near them. They are running up to it at the same time.
“I found it first. It is mine.” One of them says.
“No, I found it before you, so it isn’t yours, it’s mine.” The other says.
They sit on the road. They are quarrelling for the comb. Morning comes and then comes the afternoon. But they are still quarrelling.
A little boy comes up to them and says, “You are monks. Monks have no hair. What is the use of the comb for you?”