Many ages had now passed away since the Phoenix had been seen in the world. At last he again appeared. Immediately al the different kinds of animals, both birds and beasts, flocked around him.
Astonished at his beauty, they stared and admired, and broke out into great praise. But in a short time, the wisest and most prudent(谨慎的) amongst them began to look upon him with an eye of compassion, and they sighed,"O unhappy phoenix! Fate has been hard to him. He has neither mate nor friend. He will never know the pleasure of loving, or of being loved."
A long time ago, there was a rich man whose foolishness knew no bounds(无限).
The fool visited another rich man's house and saw a magnificent three-storeyed building which was tall, spacious and bright. He was extremely envious and said to himself, "my wealth is no less than his. Why haven't I got a house like this?"
He immediately called in a carpenter. "Did you build that house?" He inquired, "Yes, indeed," answered the carpenter, whereupon he ordered a similar house be built for him.
The carpenter started to clear the ground and pile up mud bricks, When the fool saw the carpenter do this, he was puzzled and asked, "What kind of a house are you going to build?"
"A three-storeyed house," came the reply. "I don't want the first and second storeys. Build the top storey first."
"That simply cannot be done," the carpenter argued. "Whoever heard of building the second storey without first constructing the ground storey, and without the second storey, how can you build the third?"
But the fool insisted, "I don't need the first two storeys. You must build only the top storey for me."
A man was about to go away on a long journey. He told his servant, "You keep an eye on the gate and look after the donkey."
After the master had left, the servant heard someone playing music in the neighborhood. Unable to restrain himself, he wanted to go there and listen. Feeling ill at ease, he roped the gate onto the donkey's back and made it carry the gate all the way to the site of the show.
With the servant gone, all the valuables in the house were stolen by thieves. When the master returned he asked, "Where are my valuables?" The servant replied, "Master, you only told me to keep on the gate and the donkey with the leash. Apart from them, l know nothing of the whereabouts of your things."
The master declared, "l left you here to guard the gate precisely for the sake of looking after my valuables. With all my valuables gone, what is the good of having a gate?"
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