1. The Blacksmith And Dog
A blacksmith had a little dog which used to sleep when his master was at work, but was widely awake when it was time for meals. One day his master pretended to be disgusted at this. He threw him a bone as usual and said, “Is there any lazy cur like you on the earth? When I am busy at work, you just curl up to sleep; but no sooner do I stop for a mouthful of food than you wake up and wag your tail to be fed.
From this story, we should know that who do not work hard deserves to starve.
2. Making His Mark
A man from the state of Chu was taking a boat cross a river when he dropped his sword into the water carelessly. Immediately he made a mark on the side of the boat where the sword dropped, hoping to find it later. When the boat stopped moving, he went into the water to search for his sword at the place where he had marked the boat. As we know, the boat had moved but the sword had not. Isn’t this a very foolish way to look for a sword?