学习啦 诗盈 2018-12-20 16:07:18
Towards the end of the Age of Bronze the human world became very cruel.
Men grew hungry,impolite and ungodly.Neither rightn or law was respected any longer,and the rule of hospitality was forgotten.Dressed up in human form,Zeus visited Arcadia andThessaly,and disliked the deadly wrongs of men .He decidedto clear the earth of them all.Without hesitation he released therainy south wind and called upon the heartless Poseidon to help.Soon the whole world sank in a vast ocean, and the entire humanrace disappeared in the unheard of flood,all but two poor Thessalians .
These were an old childless couple,kind and faithful and contented with life.The man was called Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha.Son of Prometheus,Deucalion had been warned beforehand by his father of the coming flood and made himself a hugechest.When the roaring flood came the couple hid themselves init and floated for nine days until it touched land again on Mt Parnassus.
The once active world presented a frightening sight.It was all death and ruin.Feeling lonely and unsafe,the old coupleprayed to the gods for help.A sage instructed them to cast the bones of their mother about .The son of the wise Titan, havingguessed the true meaning of the mysterious command, started throwing stones behind him. A miracle occurred. The stonesthat the man cast became men;the stones that the woman threwturned into women.Since then,people appeared on the land again.The Heroic Age had begun.
Wolf and Lamb
Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea, which should justify to the Lamb himself his right to eat him. He thus addressed him:;Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me.; ;Indeed,; bleated the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, ;I was not then born.; Then said the Wolf, ;You feed in my pasture.;
;No, good sir,; replied the Lamb, ;I have not yet tasted grass.; Again said the Wolf, ;You drink of my well.; ;No,; exclaimed the Lamb, ;I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother′s milk is both food and drink to me.; On which the Wolf seized him, and ate him up, saying, ;Well! I won′t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations.;The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.
One day, a monkey rides his bike near the river.
This time he sees a lion under a tree. The lion runs at him.
He is afraid and falls into the river. He can’t swim. He shouts. The rabbit hears him. He jumps into the river. The rabbit swims to the monkey, but he can’t help him.
Luckily, an elephant comes along. He is very strong. He helps the rabbit and monkey. Three friends are very happy. They go to the elephant’s home.
Then, three of them become good friends.