来源：沪江英语 2012-04-28 16:00
Kong Rong gave away bigger pears
In the Eastern Han Dynasty, there was a person called Kong Rong. He was very smart ever since he was a little boy. He had five older brothers and one younger brother.
One day his father bought some pears, picking one of the largest and giving it to Kong Rong deliberately. But Kong Rong shook his head and picked up the smallest one.
His dad was very curious, and asked: “Why?”
Kong Rong said: “I am younger, so I should eat the smaller pear, and brothers should eat the bigger ones.”
His dad was very glad after hearing his words, but asked further: “What about your younger brother who is younger than you are?”
Kong Rong said: “I am older than him, so I should leave the bigger one to my little brother.”
Later, Kong Rong became a great scholar.
“孔融让梨”这个故事告诉我们，凡事应该懂得谦让的礼仪，英语中表达“谦让谦逊”等意思可以用“modest”，有一句叫做“Modest is Hottest”，也就是“谦虚最迷人”~