28 A Boy and His Nail和
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper .His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that erevy time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
从前，有个小 儿，脾气很坏。他的父亲给了他一包 ，并告诉他每次发脾气时，就用锤子把一根 钉在篱笆上。
The first day,the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.Over the next few weeks,as he learned to control his anger.the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails to the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all.He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed by and the boy finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the hence.
He said,＂You have done well,my son,but look at the holes in the hence.The hence will never the same.
When you say something in anger ,they leave a scar just like this one.You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.It won’t matter how many things you say I’m sorry the wound is still there.