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the Foolish Old Man, who removed the mountains

Updated:  2019-01-08 15:27:41

  (China TEFL Net)

There were two high mountains between Jizhou in the south and Heyang in the north. One was called Taihang Mountain and the other Wangwu Mountain.

Both of the mountains were more than seven hundred kilometers around and rose as high as 3, 000 meters.Just to the north of the mountains lived an old man called Yu Gong who was nearly ninety years old.With the two high mountains just in front of his house, his family and he had to walk a long way around the mountains when they had something to do on the other side of the mountains.One day, Yu Gong called all his family together to talk about how to move the two mountains to other places.

His wife said,"An old man like you cannot even move a small hill, not to mention the two high mountains.Even if you can, where can you throw so much earth and stone?""They could be carried to the Bohai sea, and dumped in the north of Yintu. " Yu Gong said.

It was decided.His children started to dig the mountains, led by the old man Yu Gong.A man named Zhi Sou saw them working and tried to stop them with a smile,“You are so silly!You’re so old and weak that you can’t even take away the grass and trees.How can you move the high mountains?”

“You're wrong. ” Yu Gong said with a sigh.“Look,my sons can continue my work after my death When my sons die, my grandchildren will continue.Generation after generation, there’s no end,but the mountains can't grow higher.Don't you think I can move them away?"Seeing the old man so confident, Zhi Sou was tongue-tied.

Later, the Heaven God was reported the story of Yu Gong and greatly by the old man’s determination.He then ordered another god to come down and take the two high mountains away.The story tells us that so long as one is determined and sticks to it. long enough, anything can be done, no matter how difficult it is.


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