1. A Frenchman（一个法国人）
A Frenchman was once traveling in England .
He could speak English quite well but not perfectly.
For one thing, his vocabulary was not large.
One day, he was having a meal in a small country hotel and wanted to order some eggs.
But he couldn't remember the word for eggs.
Suddenly, through the window, he saw a rooster walking in the yard.
He immediately asked the waiter what the bird was called in English.
The waiter told him that it was called a rooster.
The Frenchman then asked what the rooster's wife was called.
The waiter told him that she was called a hen.
The Frenchman then asked what the hen's children were called.
The waiter told him that they were chickens.
The Frenchman then asked what the chickens were called before they were born.
The waiter told him they were called eggs.
"Fine!" "Said the Frenchman. "Two eggs and a cup of coffee, please.”
2. Two dogs（两只狗）
A man has two dogs: a hound and a housedog.
He trains the hound to help him hurt and teaches the housedog to watch the house.
When he returns home after a day’s hunt, he always gives the house-dog some meat. The hound feels very angry.
He says unhappily to the housedog, “Where I work very hard outside, you share my food.”
“Don’t blame me, my friend. You should blame the master. He doesn’t teach me to hurt, but to share other’s food,” the housedog answers.
3. The Lion and the Mouse （狮子与报恩的老鼠）
A lion was awakened from sleep by a Mouse running over his face.
Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to kill him,
when the Mouse piteously entreated, saying: "If you would only spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness."
The Lion laughed and let him go.
It happened shortly after this that the Lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground.
The Mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth and set him free, exclaiming:
"You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a Mouse to con benefits on a Lion."
4. The Bathing Boy（洗澡的男孩）
One day, Tom is bathing in a river.
He doesn’t swim well and will be drown. He calls out loud for help.
A man is just passing by. He doesn’t help the boy, but stands by and says to him.
“How imprudent you are! It is dangerous to bath in the river.”
“Oh, yes sir,” cries the boy, “ Please help me out and scold me afterward.”
5. The Ass and the Grasshopper（驴子与蚱蜢）
An ass having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was highly enchanted;
To possess the same melody, he asked what sort of food grasshoppers ate to make such beautiful noises.
They replied, "The dew."
The Ass resolved that he would live only upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.
6. The fox and crow（狐狸和乌鸦）
One day a crow stood on a branch near his nest and felt very happy with the meat in his mouth.
At that time, a fox saw the crow with the meat, so he swallowed and eagerly thought of a plan to get the meat.
However, whatever the fox said to the crow, the crow just kept silent.
Until the fox thought highly of the crow’s beautiful voice, the crow felt flattered and opened his mouth to sing.
As soon as the meat fell down to the ground, the fox took the meat and went into his hole.
7. Who Pours Ink on My Chair?（谁把墨水倒在我椅子了？）
Donny is a seven year old boy. He goes to school every day.
The school is near his home. So he goes there on foot and comes back home on time.
But today, he is late. His mother asks him, “Why do you go to the headmaster’s office?”
“Because the teacher asks us a question in class and nobody can answer it, but I can.”
“It’s good to answer the teacher’s question.”
“But the question is ‘Who pours ink on my chair?’”
8. Smart Robot（聪明的机器人）
Look, this robot carries boxes to build blocks!
The new smart robot, Sorry, is 60 centimeters high.
It weighs 7.5 kilogram. It has a camera “eye” on its head.
It can recognize colors and human faces.
9. I Will Not Take a Bath（我不愿意洗澡）
I will not take a bath, I won’t get in tub.
I has bath last week. I don’t need another scrub.
I would need my rubber ducky, a bucket and a boat, my toy whale, a submarine, a rubber ball.
No, I can not take a bath.
The tub is too small. It’s all filled up with toy. There’s no room for me.
10. Two Little Monkeys（两只小猴子）
The monkey mother has two little monkeys. She likes the younger, not the other.
One day, they were playing in a forest when a wolf came running at them.
The monkey ran away with the younger monkey in a hurry and left the older alone.
She climbed up a tree and held the younger in her arms.
After some time, the wolf went away slowly.
The monkey took the baby out of her arms. She was surprised to see that the baby had died, for the baby was held in arms too highly.
Very long time later, she remembered to look for the older baby. The older baby was hiding in a wood. So he saved himself.