【少儿英语】101个儿童英语故事 第65期 刻舟求剑
Cutting a Mark on the Boat to Find the Sword
One day, a man of the State of Chu was crossing a river by boat. Due to carelessness,hissword which hung at his side fell into the water. Not in the least worried, he slowly took out asmall knife and cut a mark on the side of the boat.
Someone on the boat asked him:”Why don’t you jump into the water at once to fish for your sword? What’s the use of makinghis mark on the side of the boat?”
He pointed to the mark on the side of the boat, saying unhurriedly:
“There is no need to worry. My sword fell into the river at this marked place. As soon as theboat reaches the dock and pulls in to shore, I will jump down from here to retrieve mysword.”