align="center">The wolf and the crane
When a wolf was eating an animal, a small bone from the meat got stuck in his throat. He could not swallow it, so he felt a terrible pain.
He ran up and down, and tried to find something to relieve the pain.
He tried to convince anyone to remove the bone. "I would give anything," he said, "if you would take it out."
At last the crane agreed to try. It told the wolf to open his mouth, and then put its long neck down the wolf's throat.
The crane loosened the bone with its beak, and finally got it out.
"Will you kindly give me the reward?" asked the crane.
The wolf showed his teeth, and said, "Be content,you have put your head into a wolf's mouth and taken it out again in safety. That is a great reward for you."
鹭鸶问："你给我什么报酬？"狼露出他的牙齿，说："喂，朋友，你能从狼嘴里平安无事地收回头来，这就是报酬。" 寓意: 一个贪得无厌的人是不会因为得到别人的帮助而心存感激的。最后由 阿山子 于 2006-11-30 08:51 编辑