A lady lost her handbag. It was found byan honest little boy and returned to her.
Looking in her purse, she commented,"Hmmm... That's funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills."
The boy quickly replied, "That's right,lady. The last time I found a lady's purse, shedidn't have any change for a reward."
The Bad Check
One day a middle-aged woman telephoned her doctor.
“Doctor,”she said,“I'm having a lot of trouble with my shoulder. It hurts all the time and I can't sleep at night.” “Come in this afternoon.”said the doctor,“and I'll have a look at it.”
That afternoon the woman went to the doctor's office. He gave her a very thorough examination, asked a lot of questions, and listened carefully to her answers.
“Well, my dear,”he said,“It looks like you have arthritis.”
“Arthritis?”she said.“Oh, no! What am I going to do?”
“Don't worry,”he answered,“I'll give you a prescription and the pain will go away．”Then the doctor took out his pen, wrote a prescription, and handed her his bill for fifty dollars. The woman opened her pocketbook, wrote out a fifty-dollar check, said goodbye, and left.
The doctor mailed the check to his bank, but a week later he was surprised to find that the check was returned to him, marked“Insufficient Funds”.Hetelephoned the woman immediately.
“I'm very sorry to have to tell you this.”he began,“but your check came back this week.”
“Oh, really?”said the woman,“That's quite a coincidence.”
“What do you mean?”asked the doctor.
“Well,”said the woman,“so did my arthritis.”
Once Mr Henry went to a small town with high mountains all around it. It was a quiet and cool place and some rich people liked to go there for their holidays. A week later, before Mr Henry left the town, he paid thirty pounds for a parrot. When he came back, he began to teach the bird to speak. He tried his best, but it learned only one sentence,“You're right.”He was disappointed and said to the bird angrily，“How foolish you are!”
“You're right,”said the parrot.
The next day Mr Henry took the bird to the market and wanted to sell it for eighty pounds. Before long a fat man came and looked at the parrot carefully. Then he asked,“How much is it, sir?”
Mr Henry didn't hurry to answer and said,“It's a clever bird, you know. It can speak and sing.”Then he said to the bird,“Are you really worth eighty pounds, my dear?
“You're right,”said the parrot.
The fat man liked it at once and bought it. When he took it home he asked it a lot of questions, but it could only say,“You are right.”
He felt very sorry for it and said to himself angrily,“Why did I spend eighty pounds on such a foolish bird? What a fool I am!
“You're right, answered the parrot.
Hearing this, the man couldn't help laughing and set it free．
A Shepherd-boy, who tended his flock not far from a village, used to amuse himself at times in crying out"wolf !wolf!"Twice or thrice his trick succeeded .The whole village came running out to his assistance when all the return they got was to be laughed at for their pains .At last one day the wolf came indeed .The boy cried out in earnest. But his neighbors, supposing him to be at his old sport, paid no heed to his cries, and the wolf devoured the sheep. So the boy learned, when it was too late, that liars are not believed even when they tell the truth.
at his old sport 耍他的老把戏