The Cock and the Jewel

公雞和寶石

  

A cock, scratching for food for himself and his hens, found a precious stone and exclaimed: "If your owner had found thee, and not I, he would have taken thee up, and have set thee in thy first estate; but I have found thee for no purpose. I would rather have one barleycorn than all the jewels in the world."

一隻公雞為自己和牠的母雞們在地上扒食物,發現一塊寶石,就大聲叫到:「假使是你的主人找到了你,而不是我,他會把你撿起來,放在你的最高地位。但是我找到了你,毫無用處。我與其得到世間一切的寶石,還不如一顆大麥粒來得好。」