A mouse once took a bite out of a bull"s tail as he lay dozing. The bull jumped up in a rage and，with his head low to the ground，chased the mouse right across the yard. The mouse was too quick for him，however，and slipped easily into a hole in the wall.
The bull charged the wall furiously again and again，but although he bruised his head and chipped his horns，the mouse stayed safely inside his hole. After a time the bull gave up and sank down to rest again.
As soon as the bull was asleep，the little mouse crept to the mouth of the hole，pattered across the yard，bit the bull again -- this time on the nose -- and rushed back to safety. As the bull roared helplessly the mouse squeaked:
"It"s not always the big people who e off best. Sometimes the small ones win，you know."
Wolf does not keep promises
Hereis a bad wolf in the forest. One day he is eating a lamb. Suddenly a bonesticks in his throat. “Oh, a bone is my throat.” He goes to see adoctor, “Please help me.” The doctor, Mr. Panda says, “Sorry, I can’t help you.The bone is inside.”
“Whatcan I do?” the wolf is sad. Then he meets a crane. “Oh, dear crane. Please helpme. A bone is in my throat. I will pay for your help.”
“Ok. Let me have a try,” the crane says. Shepulls out the bone with her bill. “Now I will go. Remember your words. Youshould pay me,” she says.
“Well. Pay you. I remember,” the wolf says. Withthe words, the wolf bites off the crane’s neck and eats her up.
A fox’s tail was caught in a trap. When he was trying to release himself，he lost his whole tail except the stump.
At first he was ashamed to see the other foxes because he had no tail，but he was determined to face his misfortune. He called all the foxes to a meeting.
When they had gotten together，the fox said that they should all do away with their tails.
He said that their tails were very inconvenient when they met with their enemies.
He did not talk about any advantages of the tail. "You are right，" said one of the older foxes，"but I don’t think you would advise us to do away with our tails if you hadn’t lost it yourself first."
The Farmer and the Donkey
There once was a farmer who wanted to buy a donkey. He wanted a hardworking one that could help him on his farm. He went to a market and saw one that looked perfect.
“May I try out his donkey for a day or two?” asked the farmer. “If he is hardworking, I will pay you a good price.”
“Of course you may,” said the seller. “I’m sure that he will please you.” The farmer thanked the seller and took the donkey back to his farm.
When they arrived, the new donkey joined the other animals on the farm. He placed himself beside the fattest, laziest donkeys there. The farmer shook his head and took him back to the seller.
“Show me another donkey,” said the farmer. “I don’t want this one.” He told the seller about what the donkey had done.
“I don’t understand,” said the seller. “What’s wrong with standing beside lazy donkeys?”
“Well,” said the farmer, “you can understand a lot about someone if you look at the friends he chooses.”
The proud heron
There once was a proud heron. She thought she was the wisest and most beautiful heron in the world.
One morning, she stood a stream and looked into the water. She want to have a big, fat fish for breakfast. “There are a lot of fish here,” she said, “but they’re too small for me. I deserve only the biggest and the best!”
Just then, a bigger fish swam near the shore, but the heron still wasn’t interested. “I wouldn′t bother to open my mouth for such a small fish!” she said.
Then heron was that a big, fat fish would come soon. She waited beside the stream, but only small fish appeared.
As she waited, the sun rose into the sky. The water became warm and all the small fish swam away. The heron was hungry, but she could only find a tiny snail.
“I had so many choices before,” said the heron, “but I was too proud and hard to please. Now I have nothing to eat at all.”