上海 杭州 湖州 嘉兴 金华 宁波 丽水 绍兴 台州 温州 衢州 舟山
义乌 南京 苏州 昆山 无锡 盐城 连云港 南通 镇江 徐州 常州 扬州
泰州 合肥 六安 滁州 芜湖 南昌 宜春
广州 深圳 东莞 惠州 佛山 珠海 潮州 汕头 中山 武汉 宜昌 长沙
衡阳 海口 三亚 南宁 桂林 柳州 百色 福州 厦门 泉州
北京 天津 济南 青岛 潍坊 烟台 郑州 新乡 南阳 太原 大同 沈阳
大连 抚顺 鞍山 石家庄 保定 张家口 廊坊 唐山 长春 吉林 哈尔滨
成都 西安 绵阳 咸阳 重庆 贵阳 昆明 银川 呼和浩特 包头 洛阳 西宁
兰州 乌鲁木齐 拉萨
'I don't want another barrel, I want that one,' answered the monkey sternly. And as the woman stood wringing21 her hands, he caught up the little girl that he thought the prettiest and took her to his home in the palm tree.At last they reached their journey's end, but by this time it was late, and the puma's comrade was ready for bed, so they slung57 their hammocks in convenient places, and went to sleep. But in the middle of the night the puma rose softly and stole out of the door to the sheep-fold, where he killed and ate the fattest sheep he could find, and taking a bowl full of its blood, he sprinkled the sleeping stag with it. This done, he returned to bed.'He is a beautiful boy, and it is a great pity; but what IS to happen WILL happen,' said they. 'It is written in the books of fate that he must die, either by a crocodile, or a serpent, or by a dog. If we could save him we would; but that is beyond our power.'
You know who has charm. But can you acquire it? Properly, you can't, because it's an originality19 of touch you have to be born with. Or it's something that grows naturally out of another quality, like the simple desire to make people happy. Certainly, charm is not a question of learning palpable tricks, like wrinkling your nose, or having a laugh in your voice. On the other hand, there is an antenna20, a built-in awareness21 of others, which most people have, and which care can nourish.'Well, in forty days the man who has sent you must make that hill vanish, and plant a beautiful garden in its place. That is the first thing. Now go, and tell him what I say.'
'Oh, I just jumped!' said he. And his grandmother asked him no more questions, for she saw that he was wiser than she.There was a country where the rivers were larger, and the forests deeper, than anywhere else. Hardly any men came there, and the wild creatures had it all to themselves, and used to play all sorts of strange games with each other. The great trees, chained one to the other by thick flowering plants with bright scarlet1 or yellow blossoms, were famous hiding-places for the monkeys, who could wait unseen, till a puma2 or an elephant passed by, and then jump on their backs and go for a ride, swinging themselves up by the creepers when they had had enough. Near the rivers huge tortoises were to be found, and though to our eyes a tortoise seems a dull, slow thing, it is wonderful to think how clever they were, and how often they outwitted many of their livelier friends. The children in our neighborhood ran around as most children do during play, and Joey would jump right in and run and play, too. We never told him that he probably wouldn't be able to run as well as the other children. So he didn't know.
Soon after this adventure the monkey went away into another part of the country, right on the outskirts41 of the forest, where there was a beautiful garden full of oranges hanging ripe from the trees. This garden was a favourite place for birds of all kinds, each hoping to secure an orange for dinner, and in order to frighten the birds away and keep a little fruit for himself, the master had fastened a waxen figure on one of the boughs42.