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带翻译的英语寓言故事：The vixen and the lioness
One morning when a vixen was taking her babies out of the lair, she saw a lioness and her cub.
"Why do you have only one child, dear dame?" asked the vixen.
"Look at my healthy and numerous children here, and imagine, if you are able, how a proud mother should feel."
The lioness said calmly, "Yes, just look at that beautiful collection. What are they? Foxes! I've only one, but remember, that one is a lion."
英语寓言故事：A Little Horse Crossing the River
There are an old horse and a little horse on a farm. One day the old horse asks the little horse to send the wheat to the mill. The little horse is very happy. He carries the wheat and runs toward the mill. But there is a river in front of the little horse. He stops and does not know what to do next. Just then Aunt Cow is passing by.
The little horse asks, “Aunt Cow, please tell me. Can I cross the river ”
Aunt Cow answers, “It is not deep, you can cross it.”
When the little horse begins to cross the river, a little squirrel shouts at him, “Little horse, don't cross it, you will be drowned. Yesterday one of my friends was drowned in this river.”
The little horse is very afraid. Finally he decides to go home and ask his mother.
The old horse asks, “Why do you take the wheat back What's wrong with you My child.”
The little horse answers sadly, “There is a river in front of me. Aunt Cow said it was not deep. But the little squirrel said it was deep. What shall I do ”
The old horse says, “My child, you should try to cross the river by yourself. If you do not try, how do you know the river is deep or not ”
The little horse carries the wheat and returns to the riverside. At last, he succeeds in crossing the river. Now, He knows how deep the river is.
英语寓言故事：laugh out of the other side of your mouth
Chunyu Kun (淳于髡) lived in the state of Qi (齐国) during the Warring States Period (战国,475-221 BC).He was wise, humorous and eloquent. He skillfully advised the king on many occasions and successfully went to many states as an envoy.
In the year 349 BC, the State of Chu (楚国) dispatched a large force to attack Qi.
The king of Qi sent Chunyu Kun to the state of Zhao (赵国) to ask for help, with a lot of valuable gifts.
The king of Zhao accpeted the gifts gladly and sent a hundred thousand troops to help Qi.
The king of Chu withdrew his army that very night as soon as he got the news.
The king of Qi was released and pleased with Chunyu Kun. He set a banquet for celebration.
During the meal, the king asked Chunyu Kun, "How much wine can you drink before you're drunk, Sir?"
Knowing the king had a bad habit of drinking all night, Chunyu Kun decided to take this chance to admonish the king. So he replied, "I get drunk when I drink ten litres or hundred."
Puzzled, the king asked, "Since you are drunk after ten litres, how can you finish another ninty litres?"
Chunyu Kun then explained that he could drink different amounts of wine under differentconditions. He said, "This occurs to me that when you drink to your limit, you get so drunk that you lose your sense; once joy reaches its height, then it's sorrow's turn. This is the rule for everything. Whatever you do, you are bound to end up in the opposite direction when youexceed the limits."
Realizing Chunyu Kun was advising him, the king answered, "You are right. I will take your advice."
From then on, the king of Qi gave up his bad habit of drinking and playing all night.