The Lioness

母獅

A controversy prevailed among the beasts of the field as to which of the animals deserved the most credit for producing the greatest number of whelps at a birth.

田野間的野獸在爭論著,哪一種動物應該獲得一胎生下最多幼獸的最大榮譽。

They rushed clamorously into the presence of the lioness and demanded of her the settlement of the dispute. "And you," they said, "how many sons have you at a birth?' 

牠們喧鬧地湧到母獅面前,請牠來排解糾紛。牠們問:「那麼,妳一胎生幾個呢?」

 

The lioness laughed at them, and said: "Why! I have only one; but that one is altogether a thoroughbred lion."

母獅笑著對牠們說:「啊!我一胎只有一個,但是這一個必定是一隻優秀的獅子。」

 

The value is in the worth, not in the number.

貴在質而不在量