A MISER sold all that he had and bought a lump of gold, which he buried in a hole in the ground by the side of an old wall and went to look at daily. One of his workmen observed his frequent visits to the spot and decided to watch his movements. He soon discovered the secret of the hidden treasure, and digging down, came to the lump of gold, and stole it. The Miser, on his next visit, found the hole empty and began to tear his hair and to make loud lamentations. A neighbor, seeing him overcome with grief and learning the cause, said, "Pray do not grieve so; but go and take a stone, and place it in the hole, and fancy that the gold is still lying there. It will do you quite the same service; for when the gold was there, you had it not, as you did not make the slightest use of it."
有个守财奴变卖了他所有的家产，换回了金块，并秘密地埋在一个地方。他每天走去看 看他的宝藏。有个在附近放羊的牧人留心观察，知道了真情，趁他走后，挖出金块拿走了。 守财奴再来时，发现洞中的金块没有了，便捶胸痛哭。有个人见他如此悲痛，问明原因后， 说道：“喂，朋友，别再难过了，那块金子虽是你买来的，但并不是你真正拥有的。去拿一 块石头来，代替金块放在洞里，只要你心里想着那是块金子，你就会很高兴。这样与你拥有 真正的金块效果没什么不同。依我之见，你拥有那金块时，也从没用过。”
Baby frogs went on a picnic in the woods. Getting out of the pond for the first time, they sang merrily.
Then, they found a cow grazing in a field. Oh, my! What is that? It is huge! All of them wondered what kind of animal it was. Let's ask Daddy.
They returned home in a hurry and shouted, Daddy, we saw a strange animal. What kind of animal was it?
It had large horns on its head and its body was way bigger than you. Even if we all add up our power, we can not defeat that animal.
The father was curious what the animal looked like. Really? Was it bigger than my stomach? Yes. Much bigger than that!
The father frog blew up his stomach largely, Well, now, I'm as big as the animal, right? No, you are as big as the animal's heel. The father puffed himself up deeply and blew up his stomach enormously.
How about now? Am I as big as the animal, huh? No, not even. Thinking he could not be outdone, the father frog puffed up his stomach even more.
The father frog's stomach was blown up as big as he could get. Right at that very moment, the father frog's stomach burst with a bang.
Look at an Enemy as a Friend
One day, a farmer works in his fields. The wind blows hard. He feels very cold, so he goes home.
On his way home, he saw a frozen snake. He picked it up and put it in his chest. He tried to warm it. Some time late, the snake was warm and active. It bit the farmer in the chest.
The snake was poisonous. The farmer was dead. Before he died, the farmer said, “I’m so silly. I look at an enemy as a friend.”