2019年11月22日 10:13


  Travelling Companion
  The first night he was obliged to lie under a haystack in the field to sleep, for he had no other bed. But that was very nice, he thought; the king could not be better off. There was the whole field, with the brook, the haystack, and the blue sky above it; that was certainly a beautiful sleeping-room. The green grass with the little red and white flowers was the carpet; the elder bushes and the wild rose hedges were garlands of flowers; and for a wash-hand basin he had the whole brook with the clear fresh water, where the sedges bowed before him and wished him"good evening" and "good morning". The moon was certainly a great night-lamp, high up under the blue ceiling, and that lamp would never set fire to the curtains with its light. John could sleep quite quietly, and he did so, and never woke until the sun rose and all the little birds were singing around, "Good morning! Good morning! Are you not up yet?"
  The bells were ringing for church; it was Sunday. The people went to hear the preacher, and John followed them, and sang a psalm and heard God"s Word. It seemed to him just as if he was in his own church, where he had been christened and had sung psalms with his father.
  Out in the churchyard were many graves, and on some of them the grass grew high. Then he thought of his father"s grave, which would at last look like these, as he could not weed it and adorn it.
  So he sat down and plucked up the long grass, set up the wooden crosses which had fallen down, and put back in their places the wreaths which the wind had blown away from the graves; for he thought, "Perhaps some one will do the same to my father"s grave, as I cannot do it."
  Outside the churchyard gate stood an old beggar, leaning upon his crutch. John gave him the silver shillings which he had, and then went away, happy and cheerful, into the wide world. Towards evening the weather became terribly bad. He made haste to get under shelter, but dark night soon came on; then at last he came to a little church, which lay quite solitary on a small hill,
  The door luckily stood ajar, and he crept in; here he decided to remain till the storm had gone down.
  "Here I will sit down in a corner," said he; "I am quite tired and require a little rest." Then he sat down, folded his hands, and said his evening prayer; and before he was aware of it he was asleep and dreaming, while it thundered and lightened without.
  When he woke it was midnight; but the bad weather had passed by, and the moon shone in upon him through the windows. In the midst of the church stood an open coffin with a dead man in it who had not yet been buried. John was not at all timid, for he had a good conscience; and he knew very well that the dead do not harm anyone. It is living people who do harm. Two such living bad men stood close by the dead man, who had been placed here in the church till he should be buried. They had an evil design against him, and would not let him rest quietly in his coffin, but were going to throw him out before the church door--the poor dead man!


  The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn"t know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a winkled, little old lady beaming1 up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being. She said, "Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I"m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?" I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze.
  "Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked. She jokingly replied, "I"m here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel.""No, seriously?" I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
  "I always dreamed of having a college education and now I"m getting one!" she told me. After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Everyday for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always, mesmerizd2 listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
  Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed3 up her from the other students. She was living it up4. At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I"ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I"m sorry I"m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent5 and this whisky is killing me! I"ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know." As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success."
  "You have to laugh and find humor every day."
  "You"ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don"t even know it!"
  "There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don"t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn"t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change."
  "Have no regrets. The elderly usually don"t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."
  She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose." She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out6 in our daily lives.


  Leave Room for a Change
  The son was too straightforward in what he said and never knew how to leave room for a change.About this, his father was worried.He decided to help his son."Remember to speak in another way round.Never be too straightforward and rigid." the father told him.
  Not knowing what his father meant, the boy blinked and kept silent.
  However, the father was patient.He tried to teach the dull boy again and again."For example," the father explained. "What did you say when the neighbor came to borrow things yesterday? You said " No, we haven"t." That won"t do.That"s too rigid.If anyone comes to borrow something next time, do not say "No, we haven"t", nor "Yes,we have. "Just say "Some of them are at home. Some are not." That"s a good way to speak. Can you remember?"
  The son seemed to understand.
  A few days later, a man came and called on them.
  "Is your father at home?" the man asked.
  The boy kept silent for a moment, thinking of what his father had taught him, and then replied calmly, "Some of them are at home. Some are not."






【<】【p】【>】【任】【性】【,】【好】【比】【是】【一】【头】【倔】【强】【的】【牛】【,】【横】【冲】【直】【撞】【;】【是】【无】【法】【束】【缚】【的】【风】【雨】【,】【随】【心】【所】【欲】【。】【任】【性】【蒙】【蔽】【了】【我】【的】【双】【眼】【,】【使】【我】【看】【不】【清】【这】【个】【世】【界】【。】【<】【/】【p】【>】全椒政府网【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【o】【f】【f】【e】【r】【 】【o】【n】【e】【"】【s】【 】【s】【e】【r】【v】【i】【c】【e】【s】【 】【a】【s】【 】【M】【a】【o】【 】【S】【u】【i】【 】【d】【i】【d】【-】【v】【o】【l】【u】【n】【t】【e】【e】【r】【 】【t】【o】【 】【d】【o】【 】【s】【o】【m】【e】【t】【h】【i】【n】【g】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【T】【h】【i】【s】【 】【i】【d】【i】【o】【m】【 】【c】【o】【m】【e】【s】【 】【f】【r】【o】【m】【 】【R】【e】【c】【o】【r】【d】【s】【 】【o】【f】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【H】【i】【s】【t】【o】【r】【i】【a】【n】【·】【B】【i】【o】【g】【r】【a】【p】【h】【i】【e】【s】【 】【o】【f】【 】【M】【a】【r】【q】【u】【i】【s】【 】【P】【i】【n】【g】【y】【u】【a】【n】【.】【 】【D】【u】【r】【i】【n】【g】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【W】【a】【r】【r】【i】【n】【g】【 】【S】【t】【a】【t】【e】【s】【 】【P】【e】【r】【i】【o】【d】【,】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【S】【t】【a】【t】【e】【 】【o】【f】【 】【Q】【i】【n】【 】【l】【e】【d】【 】【a】【 】【l】【a】【r】【g】【e】【 】【c】【o】【n】【t】【i】【n】【g】【e】【n】【t】【 】【o】【f】【 】【t】【r】【o】【o】【p】【s】【 】【t】【o】【 】【a】【t】【t】【a】【c】【k】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【c】【a】【p】【i】【t】【a】【l】【 】【o】【f】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 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】【T】【h】【e】【n】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【M】【a】【r】【q】【u】【i】【s】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【:】【"】【Y】【o】【u】【 】【h】【a】【v】【e】【 】【b】【e】【e】【n】【 】【h】【e】【r】【e】【 】【f】【o】【r】【 】【t】【h】【r】【e】【e】【 】【y】【e】【a】【r】【s】【 】【a】【l】【r】【e】【a】【d】【y】【,】【 】【b】【u】【t】【 】【y】【o】【u】【 】【d】【i】【d】【n】【"】【t】【 】【s】【h】【o】【w】【 】【a】【n】【y】【t】【h】【i】【n】【g】【 】【s】【p】【e】【c】【i】【a】【l】【.】【 】【S】【o】【 】【t】【h】【i】【s】【 】【j】【o】【b】【 】【i】【s】【 】【n】【o】【t】【 】【s】【u】【i】【t】【a】【b】【l】【e】【 】【f】【o】【r】【 】【y】【o】【u】【.】【B】【u】【t】【 】【M】【a】【o】【 】【S】【u】【i】【 】【p】【r】【o】【v】【i】【d】【e】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【y】【 】【r】【e】【a】【s】【o】【n】【s】【 】【t】【o】【 】【s】【u】【p】【p】【o】【r】【t】【 】【h】【i】【m】【s】【e】【l】【f】【,】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【M】【a】【r】【q】【u】【i】【s】【 】【a】【g】【r】【e】【e】【d】【 】【w】【i】【t】【h】【 】【h】【i】【s】【 】【r】【e】【q】【u】【e】【s】【t】【 】【r】【e】【l】【u】【c】【t】【a】【n】【t】【l】【y】【.】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【T】【h】【e】【y】【 】【a】【r】【r】【i】【v】【e】【d】【 】【a】【t】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【S】【t】【a】【t】【e】【 】【o】【f】【 】【C】【h】【u】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【t】【r】【i】【e】【d】【 】【t】【o】【 】【p】【e】【r】【s】【u】【a】【d】【e】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【K】【i】【n】【g】【 】【o】【f】【 】【C】【h】【u】【 】【t】【o】【 】【s】【e】【n】【d】【 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】【此】【语】【出】【《】【史】【记】【·】【平】【原】【君】【列】【传】【》】【。】【战】【国】【时】【期】【,】【秦】【军】【攻】【打】【赵】【国】【都】【城】【邯】【郸】【,】【赵】【王】【派】【其】【弟】【平】【原】【君】【去】【楚】【国】【求】【援】【。】【平】【原】【君】【准】【备】【带】【二】【十】【名】【文】【武】【随】【从】【前】【往】【,】【但】【只】【选】【中】【了】【十】【九】【人】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【这】【时】【一】【个】【叫】【毛】【遂】【的】【门】【客】【站】【了】【出】【来】【,】【向】【平】【原】【君】【说】【:】【“】【听】【说】【你】【要】【去】【楚】【国】【请】【救】【兵】【,】【我】【愿】【凑】【个】【数】【。】【”】【可】【平】【原】【君】【说】【:】【“】【你】【来】【我】【家】【三】【年】【了】【,】【没】【见】【你】【有】【什】【么】【本】【事】【,】【还】【是】【留】【下】【吧】【。】【”】【但】【是】【经】【过】【毛】【遂】【据】【理】【力】【争】【,】【平】【原】【君】【觉】【得】【有】【道】【理】【,】【又】【正】【缺】【一】【人】【,】【就】【勉】【强】【同】【意】【了】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【到】【了】【楚】【国】【,】【与】【楚】【王】【谈】【出】【兵】【助】【赵】【之】【事】【,】【谈】【了】【半】【天】【没】【有】【结】【果】【。】【这】【时】【毛】【遂】【按】【剑】【登】【台】【,】【对】【楚】【王】【说】【:】【“】【楚】【赵】【联】【合】【抗】【秦】【的】【利】【弊】【是】【明】【摆】【着】【的】【,】【为】【什】【么】【不】【早】【做】【决】【断】【?】【”】【楚】【王】【见】【毛】【遂】【这】【个】【地】【位】【低】【微】【的】【人】【竟】【敢】【在】【大】【庭】【广】【众】【之】【中】【指】【责】【自】【己】【,】【要】【让】【他】【滚】【下】【去】【。】【毛】【遂】【却】【从】【容】【不】【迫】【地】【对】【楚】【王】【说】【:】【“】【楚】【赵】【联】【合】【抗】【秦】【,】【并】【非】【只】【为】【赵】【国】【,】【也】【是】【为】【了】【你】【的】【楚】【国】【,】【以】【前】【秦】【军】【只】【率】【几】【万】【人】【马】【就】【攻】【下】【你】【的】【国】【都】【。】【”】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【楚】【王】【听】【后】【频】【频】【点】【头】【,】【最】【后】【当】【场】【结】【盟】【订】【约】【。】【不】【久】【赵】【国】【在】【楚】【国】【和】【魏】【国】【的】【帮】【助】【下】【解】【了】【围】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【从】【此】【平】【原】【君】【对】【毛】【遂】【的】【才】【能】【十】【分】【佩】【服】【,】【大】【加】【重】【用】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【后】【用】【此】【典】【比】【喻】【自】【告】【奋】【勇】【,】【自】【我】【推】【荐】【担】【任】【某】【项】【重】【要】【任】【务】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】


【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【W】【h】【o】【 】【I】【s】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【T】【h】【i】【e】【f】【?】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【M】【a】【n】【y】【,】【 】【m】【a】【n】【y】【 】【y】【e】【a】【r】【s】【 】【a】【g】【o】【,】【 】【a】【 】【b】【a】【n】【d】【 】【o】【f】【 】【m】【e】【r】【c】【h】【a】【n】【t】【s】【 】【w】【e】【r】【e】【 】【g】【o】【i】【n】【g】【 】【f】【r】【o】【m】【 】【o】【n】【e】【 】【t】【o】【w】【n】【 】【t】【o】【 】【a】【n】【o】【t】【h】【e】【r】【.】【 】【T】【h】【e】【y】【 】【w】【e】【r】【e】【 】【g】【o】【i】【n】【g】【 】【t】【h】【r】【o】【u】【g】【h】【 】【a】【 】【f】【o】【r】【e】【s】【t】【.】【 】【E】【a】【c】【h】【 】【o】【f】【 】【t】【h】【e】【m】【 】【h】【a】【d】【 】【a】【 】【b】【a】【g】【 】【o】【f】【 】【g】【o】【l】【d】【 】【w】【i】【t】【h】【 】【h】【i】【m】【.】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【O】【n】【e】【 】【d】【a】【y】【,】【 】【t】【h】【e】【y】【 】【c】【a】【m】【p】【e】【d】【 】【n】【e】【a】【r】【 】【a】【 】【r】【i】【v】【e】【r】【.】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【S】【u】【d】【d】【e】【n】【l】【y】【 】【a】【 】【m】【e】【r】【c】【h】【a】【n】【t】【 】【c】【a】【m】【e】【 】【o】【u】【t】【 】【o】【f】【 】【h】【i】【s】【 】【t】【e】【n】【t】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【c】【r】【i】【e】【d】【,】【"】【S】【o】【m】【e】【o】【n】【e】【 】【h】【a】【s】【 】【t】【a】【k】【e】【n】【 】【m】【y】【 】【b】【a】【g】【 】【o】【f】【 】【g】【o】【l】【d】【!】【"】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【B】【u】【t】【 】【e】【a】【c】【h】【 】【o】【f】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【o】【t】【h】【e】【r】【 】【f】【i】【v】【e】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【,】【 】【"】【N】【o】【,】【 】【I】【 】【d】【i】【d】【 】【n】【o】【t】【 】【d】【o】【 】【s】【u】【c】【h】【 】【t】【h】【i】【n】【g】【s】【.】【"】【 】【S】【o】【 】【t】【h】【e】【y】【 】【h】【a】【d】【 】【a】【n】【 】【a】【r】【g】【u】【m】【e】【n】【t】【.】【 】【T】【h】【e】【r】【e】【 】【c】【a】【m】【e】【 】【a】【n】【 】【o】【l】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【o】【n】【 】【a】【 】【w】【h】【i】【t】【e】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【.】【 】【H】【e】【 】【w】【a】【s】【 】【a】【 】【w】【i】【s】【e】【 】【m】【a】【n】【.】【 】【T】【h】【e】【n】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【m】【e】【r】【c】【h】【a】【n】【t】【 】【t】【o】【l】【d】【 】【h】【i】【m】【 】【t】【h】【a】【t】【 】【h】【e】【 】【h】【a】【d】【 】【l】【o】【s】【t】【 】【g】【o】【l】【d】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【a】【s】【k】【e】【d】【 】【h】【i】【m】【 】【f】【o】【r】【 】【h】【e】【l】【p】【.】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【"】【A】【l】【l】【 】【r】【i】【g】【h】【t】【,】【"】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【o】【l】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【.】【 】【"】【D】【o】【 】【y】【o】【u】【 】【s】【e】【e】【 】【m】【y】【 】【w】【h】【i】【t】【e】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【?】【 】【I】【t】【 】【i】【s】【 】【a】【 】【v】【e】【r】【y】【 】【c】【l】【e】【v】【e】【r】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【.】【 】【I】【t】【 】【w】【i】【l】【l】【 】【h】【e】【l】【p】【 】【y】【o】【u】【 】【t】【o】【 】【f】【i】【n】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【t】【h】【i】【e】【f】【.】【I】【 】【w】【i】【l】【l】【 】【p】【u】【t】【m】【y】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【 】【i】【n】【t】【o】【 】【y】【o】【u】【r】【 】【t】【e】【n】【t】【.】【 】【E】【a】【c】【h】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【w】【i】【l】【l】【 】【g】【o】【 】【i】【n】【t】【o】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【t】【e】【n】【t】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【p】【u】【l】【l】【 】【m】【y】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【"】【s】【 】【t】【a】【i】【l】【.】【 】【W】【h】【e】【n】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【t】【h】【i】【e】【f】【 】【p】【u】【l】【l】【s】【 】【i】【t】【s】【 】【t】【a】【i】【l】【,】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【 】【w】【i】【l】【l】【 】【n】【e】【i】【g】【h】【;】【w】【h】【e】【n】【 】【a】【n】【y】【 】【o】【t】【h】【e】【r】【m】【a】【n】【 】【p】【u】【l】【l】【s】【 】【i】【t】【s】【 】【t】【a】【i】【l】【,】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【 】【w】【i】【l】【l】【 】【n】【o】【t】【 】【n】【e】【i】【g】【h】【.】【"】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【T】【h】【e】【 】【o】【l】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【a】【s】【k】【e】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【f】【i】【v】【e】【 】【m】【e】【r】【c】【h】【a】【n】【t】【s】【 】【t】【o】【 】【g】【o】【 】【i】【n】【 】【o】【n】【e】【 】【b】【y】【 】【o】【n】【e】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【p】【u】【l】【l】【 】【h】【i】【s】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【"】【s】【 】【t】【a】【i】【l】【.】【T】【h】【e】【 】【m】【e】【r】【c】【h】【a】【n】【t】【s】【 】【f】【o】【l】【l】【o】【w】【e】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【m】【a】【n】【"】【s】【 】【i】【n】【s】【t】【r】【u】【c】【t】【i】【o】【n】【,】【b】【u】【t】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【 】【d】【i】【d】【 】【n】【o】【t】【 】【n】【e】【i】【g】【h】【 】【f】【o】【r】【 】【o】【n】【e】【 】【t】【i】【m】【e】【.】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【T】【h】【e】【n】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【o】【l】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【,】【"】【N】【o】【w】【 】【e】【v】【e】【r】【y】【o】【n】【e】【 】【m】【u】【s】【t】【 】【c】【o】【m】【e】【 】【u】【p】【 】【t】【o】【 】【m】【e】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【s】【h】【o】【w】【 】【m】【e】【 】【y】【o】【u】【r】【 】【h】【a】【n】【d】【 】【p】【l】【e】【a】【s】【e】【.】【"】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【H】【e】【 】【w】【e】【n】【t】【 】【u】【p】【 】【t】【o】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【f】【i】【r】【s】【t】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【p】【u】【t】【 】【h】【i】【s】【 】【f】【a】【c】【e】【 】【t】【o】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【m】【a】【n】【"】【s】【 】【h】【a】【n】【d】【s】【.】【 】【T】【h】【e】【n】【 】【h】【e】【 】【w】【e】【n】【t】【 】【t】【o】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【s】【e】【c】【o】【n】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【d】【i】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【s】【a】【m】【e】【…】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【A】【t】【 】【l】【a】【s】【t】【,】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【o】【l】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【p】【o】【i】【n】【t】【e】【d】【 】【t】【o】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【f】【i】【f】【t】【h】【 】【o】【n】【e】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【,】【 】【"】【Y】【o】【u】【 】【a】【r】【e】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【t】【h】【i】【e】【f】【.】【"】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【T】【h】【e】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【f】【e】【l】【l】【 】【o】【n】【 】【h】【i】【s】【 】【k】【n】【e】【e】【s】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【,】【 】【"】【P】【l】【e】【a】【s】【e】【 】【f】【o】【r】【g】【i】【v】【e】【 】【m】【e】【.】【 】【I】【 】【t】【o】【o】【k】【 】【h】【i】【s】【 】【g】【o】【l】【d】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【h】【i】【d】【 】【i】【t】【 】【i】【n】【 】【a】【 】【h】【o】【l】【e】【 】【b】【e】【h】【i】【n】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【b】【i】【g】【 】【t】【r】【e】【e】【.】【"】【 】【T】【h】【e】【 】【m】【e】【r】【c】【h】【a】【n】【t】【 】【f】【o】【u】【n】【d】【 】【h】【i】【s】【 】【g】【o】【l】【d】【.】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【A】【f】【t】【e】【r】【 】【t】【h】【a】【t】【,】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【m】【e】【r】【c】【h】【a】【n】【t】【 】【a】【s】【k】【e】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【o】【l】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【,】【 】【"】【Y】【o】【u】【r】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【 】【d】【i】【d】【 】【n】【o】【t】【 】【n】【e】【i】【g】【h】【.】【 】【H】【o】【w】【 】【d】【i】【d】【 】【y】【o】【u】【 】【f】【i】【n】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【t】【h】【i】【e】【f】【?】【"】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【T】【h】【e】【 】【o】【l】【d】【 】【m】【a】【n】【 】【s】【m】【i】【l】【e】【d】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【,】【 】【"】【I】【 】【k】【n】【o】【w】【 】【t】【h】【a】【t】【 】【m】【y】【 】【h】【o】【r】【s】【e】【 】【n】【e】【v】【e】【r】【 】【n】【e】【i】【g】【h】【s】【.】【I】【 】【p】【u】【t】【 】【s】【o】【m】【e】【 】【s】【t】【r】【o】【n】【g】【-】【s】【m】【e】【l】【l】【i】【n】【g】【 】【o】【i】【l】【 】【o】【n】【 】【i】【t】【s】【 】【t】【a】【i】【l】【.】【 】【F】【o】【u】【r】【 】【m】【e】【n】【 】【p】【u】【l】【l】【e】【d】【 】【i】【t】【s】【 】【t】【a】【i】【l】【,】【 】【b】【u】【t】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【t】【h】【i】【e】【f】【 】【d】【i】【d】【 】【n】【o】【t】【 】【p】【u】【l】【l】【 】【i】【t】【.】【 】【H】【i】【s】【 】【h】【a】【n】【d】【s】【 】【d】【i】【d】【 】【n】【o】【t】【 】【s】【m】【e】【l】【l】【 】【o】【f】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【o】【i】【l】【.】【"】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【许】【多】【年】【前】【,】【有】【个】【商】【队】【来】【往】【于】【一】【些】【城】【镇】【做】【买】【卖】【。】【他】【们】【正】【穿】【过】【一】【片】【森】【林】【,】【每】【个】【人】【都】【带】【着】【一】【袋】【金】【子】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【一】【天】【,】【他】【们】【在】【一】【条】【小】【河】【边】【露】【宿】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【突】【然】【,】【一】【位】【商】【人】【从】【帐】【篷】【里】【冲】【出】【来】【,】【大】【喊】【道】【:】【“】【有】【人】【偷】【了】【我】【的】【那】【袋】【金】【子】【。】【”】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【可】【其】【余】【的】【五】【个】【人】【都】【说】【:】【“】【不】【是】【我】【,】【我】【从】【来】【不】【干】【那】【种】【事】【。】【”】【他】【们】【因】【此】【吵】【了】【起】【来】【。】【这】【时】【,】【一】【位】【骑】【白】【马】【的】【老】【人】【从】【这】【里】【经】【过】【。】【他】【是】【一】【位】【很】【有】【智】【慧】【的】【人】【。】【商】【人】【把】【丢】【金】【子】【的】【事】【告】【诉】【了】【老】【人】【,】【想】【请】【老】【人】【帮】【忙】【找】【找】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【“】【好】【吧】【,】【”】【老】【人】【说】【道】【,】【“】【看】【到】【我】【这】【匹】【马】【了】【吧】【,】【它】【很】【聪】【明】【,】【能】【帮】【你】【找】【出】【偷】【了】【你】【金】【子】【的】【人】【。】【我】【把】【马】【牵】【进】【帐】【篷】【。】【你】【们】【每】【个】【人】【都】【得】【进】【帐】【篷】【去】【拉】【一】【拉】【马】【的】【尾】【巴】【。】【如】【果】【是】【贼】【拉】【马】【尾】【巴】【,】【马】【就】【会】【叫】【;】【若】【不】【是】【贼】【,】【马】【就】【不】【会】【叫】【。】【”】【 】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【老】【人】【请】【五】【位】【商】【人】【依】【次】【进】【入】【帐】【篷】【拉】【马】【尾】【巴】【。】【商】【人】【们】【照】【做】【了】【,】【可】【马】【一】【次】【也】【没】【叫】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【老】【人】【接】【着】【说】【:】【“】【现】【在】【,】【请】【每】【个】【人】【到】【我】【跟】【前】【来】【,】【伸】【出】【你】【们】【的】【手】【。】【”】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【于】【是】【老】【人】【走】【近】【第】【一】【位】【商】【人】【,】【用】【鼻】【子】【闻】【了】【闻】【他】【的】【双】【手】【。】【接】【着】【他】【又】【走】【近】【第】【二】【位】【商】【人】【,】【同】【样】【用】【鼻】【子】【闻】【闻】【他】【的】【手】【…】【…】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【最】【后】【,】【老】【人】【指】【着】【第】【五】【位】【商】【人】【说】【:】【“】【你】【就】【是】【贼】【!】【”】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【这】【人】【马】【上】【跪】【下】【在】【地】【上】【哀】【求】【说】【:】【“】【请】【饶】【恕】【我】【吧】【!】【金】【子】【是】【我】【偷】【的】【,】【我】【把】【它】【们】【藏】【在】【大】【树】【后】【面】【的】【一】【个】【洞】【里】【了】【。】【”】【商】【人】【找】【回】【了】【金】【子】【。】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【事】【后】【,】【商】【人】【问】【老】【人】【:】【“】【您】【的】【马】【并】【没】【有】【叫】【,】【您】【是】【怎】【么】【知】【道】【谁】【是】【贼】【的】【?】【”】【<】【b】【r】【>】【 】【 】【老】【人】【笑】【了】【笑】【说】【:】【“】【其】【实】【我】【的】【马】【从】【来】【不】【叫】【。】【我】【把】【一】【些】【气】【味】【很】【重】【的】【油】【涂】【在】【它】【的】【尾】【巴】【上】【。】【四】【个】【人】【都】【拉】【了】【马】【尾】【巴】【,】【可】【贼】【却】【不】【敢】【拉】【,】【因】【此】【他】【的】【手】【上】【也】【就】【闻】【不】【出】【油】【味】【来】【。】【这】【样】【我】【就】【找】【出】【了】【贼】【。】【”】【<】【b】【r】【>】