Tommy is turtle. He has no daddy, no mummy and no friends.He is crying. Tommy是一只乌龟。他没有爸爸、妈妈和朋友。他在哭。
A bird comes. She says:“I can fly. Let’s fly!”Tommy says: “ no,no, I can’t fly!”一只小鸟过来了。她说：“我会飞，让我们一起飞吧。”Tommy说：“不，不，我不会飞。”
A rabbit comes. He says: “ I can jump. Let’s jump!”Tommy says: “no, no. I can’t jump!”Tommy说：“不，不。我不会跳。”一只兔子过来了。他说：“我会跳。让我们一起跳吧。”
A monkey comes. He says:“I can climb the tree. Let’s climb the tree!”Tommy says: “ no, no. I can’t climb the tree!”一只猴子过来了。他说：“我会爬树。让我们一起爬树吧。”Tommy说：“不，不。我不会爬树。”
A duck comes. He says: “I can swim. Let’s swim!”Tommy smiles: “ we are friends!”一只鸭子过来了。他说:“我会游泳，让我们一起游泳吧！”鸭子笑了：“我们是朋友！”
The Old Cat
An old woman had a cat. The cat was very old; she could not run quickly, and she could not bite, because she was so old. One day the old cat saw a mouse; she jumped and caught the mouse. But she could not bite it; so the mouse got out of her mouth and ran away, because the cat could not bite it.
Then the old woman became very angry because the cat had not killed the mouse. She began to hit the cat. The cat said, "Do not hit your old servant. I have worked for you for many years, and I would work for you still, but I am too old. Do not be unkind to the old, but remember what good work the old did when they were young."