The Cat and the Birds

貓與鳥

 

A cat heard that the birds in an aviary were ailing. So he got himself up as a doctor, and, taking with him a set of the instruments proper to his profession, presented himself at the door, and inquired after the health of the birds.

"We shall do very well," they replied, without letting him in, "when we've seen the last of you."

有一隻貓聽說鳥舍裡的鳥兒生病了,便裝扮成醫生的模樣,帶著適合醫生的器材,來到鳥舍門口,詢問鳥兒們的健康情況。

「我們一定會過得很好,」牠們回答 -- 不讓貓進門 -- 「只要我們不用再看到你。」

 

 

A villain may disguise himself, but he will not deceive the wise.

壞人可以偽裝自己,但無法矇騙聰明人。