Many of us know the same folktales and they seem to be
known worldwide, especially
ones like "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
"The Three Monks"
(carrying water up a mountain) is a Chinese
traditional story, unknown to other cultures.
The lesson or moral of the story:
Individual work is simple; group work requires new
rules; the monks lacked the teamwork spirit.
Many cooks spoil the broth. (Folk saying)
What we find in the folktale is a kind of wisdom about
living together in families or groups. There are
usually rules or morals in these stories.
When a person speaks in a story, a new paragraph
begins. Use quotation marks " " to show the spoken
words. Follow the punctuation rules as in the story.
A person who begs is a beggar; here in Vancouver we call
Astonished is very impressed or amazed or surprised.
(with some shock)
Cultivated is educated and cultured.
Poverty is the state of being poor (without money or
goods or property).
Your "wit" is a kind of intelligence.
Flax is a plant made into linen.