There were two pots on the bank of a river. One was made of brass, and the other was made of clay.
When the water rose they both floated off down the river. The earthen pot tried to stay away from the brass one.
So the brass pot cried out, "Fear nothing, friend, I will not hit you."
"But I may come in contact with you," said the earthen pot. "If I come too close, whether I hit you or you hit me, I shall suffer for it."
After that the earthen pot floated away.
floated浮动（float的过去式和过去分词 ）； 漂浮；自由浮动；轻盈走动
stay away from与…保持距离
come in contact with接触
After that然后; 此后