During a cold winter, a farmer was trapped(被困) in his house by the snow.
As he could not get any food from outside, he began eating his won sheep.
As the cold weather continued, he began to eat his goats(山羊).
And finally–for there was no change in the cold weather–he ate the oxen(阉牛) who worked on the farm.
Then the dogs said to one another, “We should leave at once, If the master(主人) eats even the oxen(阉牛), who do all the work around here, do you think he won’t eat us?”
MORAL: Learn from the misfortunes(不幸) of others, not just from your own.