来源：上海学生英文报 2012-10-25 15:52
Being brave makes people strong!
The Great Issumboshi
Issumboshi was so small that he could not do any useful work on the family farm.
His grandfather became tired of feeding (喂养) such a useless man and sent him away to the city.
“Learn to become a warrior (武士),” he told his grandson. “Then perhaps you will grow into a man of normal height.”
To his surprise, the streets were empty. The people of the city were hiding in their houses from a giant (巨人).
Then brave Issumboshi went out to meet the giant.
The giant tried to pick him up and eat him, but Issumboshi was so small and quick that the giant could not catch him.
Soon, the giant fell into the ground and died.
“Oh, what a great warrior he is!” the people of the city shouted as they came out of their houses.“What a great hero this young man is!”
“Hm,” he told himself, “I am already taller than I was. How wise my grandfather was to send me to the city!”