Gong Mingyi was a famous musician in ancient times, who played the lute very well（公明仪是古代一名很有名气的音乐家，他可以弹得一手好琴）。One day while playing the lute indoors, Gong Mingyi saw a cow eating grass leisurely outside the window（有一天他在室内弹琴，看见一头牛在窗户外面悠闲地吃草）。He had a sudden whim to play some melodies for the cow（他突发奇想想给牛弹奏一曲），He first played the “Exercise of Qing Jiao”（他先谈了一首“清角之操”），but the cow still kept on eating grass with head lowered（但是牛毫无感觉）。He seemed to realize that the melody was too highbrow for the cow to understand（他觉得是这只曲子太高雅了、以至于牛都听不懂）。So he played several other melodies, imitating the buzzing sounds of swarms of flying mosquitoes, and the bleats of a calf looking for its companions（于是他弹奏了另外几首曲子，模拟蚊子成群结队飞来飞去的嗡嗡声、模拟小牛犊们寻找伙伴的哞哞声）。At this to his surprise, the cow stopped eating grass, but raised its head、pricked up its ears、wagged its tail and、pacing up and down in small steps, began to listen attentively（他惊讶地发现，牛竟然不吃草了，抬起头、竖起耳朵、甩着尾巴、迈着小步伐，竟然听起来）。
The hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never been beaten," he said, "when I run at full speed, no one is faster than me."The tortoise said quietly, "I will race with you." "That is a good joke," said the hare. "I could dance around you the whole way."The race started. The hare darted almost out of sight at once. He soon stopped and lay down to have a nap.The tortoise plodded on and on. When the hare awoke from his nap, he saw the tortoise was near the finish line, and that he had lost the race.