英语励志小故事（一）：The King and His Stories（国王和他的故事）
Once there was a king. He likes to write stories, but his stories were not good. As people were afraid of him, they all said his stories were good.
One day the king showed his stories to a famous writer. He waited the writer to praise these stories. But the writer said his stories were so bad that he should throw them into fire. The king got very angry with him and sent him to prison.
After some time, the king set him free. Again he showed him some of his new stories and asked what he thought of them.
After reading them, the writer at once turned to the soldiers and said: “Take me back to prison, please.”
英语励志小故事（二）：Two Holes for the Dogs（两个狗洞）
My uncle has two dogs. One is big and the other is small. He likes them very much.
One day, Mr. Smith came to visit him. When the friend saw two holes in the door, a large hole and a small hole, he was surprised and said, “My dear friend, why are there two holes in your door?” “Let my dogs come in and come out, of course,” Mr. Smith asked. “But why are there two holes? One is enough!” “But how can the big dog go through the small hole?” my uncle said.
Sometimes a clever man may make such a mistake.
A little panda picks up a pumpkin and wants to take it home. But the pumpkin is too big. The panda can’t take it home.
Suddenly she sees a bear riding a bike toward her. She watches the bike. "I know! I have a good idea."she jumps and shouts happily,"I can roll a pumpkin. It's like a wheel."
So she rolls the pumpkin to her home. When her mother sees the big pumpkin, she is surprised, "Oh, my God! How can you carry it home?" the little panda answers proudly, "I can’t lift it, but I can roll it." Her mother smiled and says，"What a clever girl!"
英语励志小故事（四）：Belling the cat（老鼠开会）
Long ago, there was a big cat in the house. He caught many mice while they were stealing food.
One day the mice had a meeting to talk about the way to deal with their common enemy. Some said this, and some said that.
At last a young mouse got up, and said that he had a good idea.
"We could tie a bell around the neck of the cat. Then when he comes near, we can hear the sound of the bell, and run away."
Everyone approved of this proposal, but an old wise mouse got up and said, "That is all very well, but who will tie the bell to the cat?" The mice looked at each other, but nobody spoke.
A man has two dogs: a hound and a house dog. He trains the hound to help him hurt and teaches the house dog to watch the house. When he returns home after a day's hunt, he always gives the house-dog some meat. The hound feels very angry. He says unhappily to the house dog, "Where I work very hard outside, you share my food." "Don't blame me, my friend. You should blame the master. He doesn't teach me to hurt, but to share other's food," the house dog answers.
Don't blame children for the mistakes of their parent.
英语励志小故事（六）：Wolf Is Coming（狼来了）
There is a naughty boy in a village. He likes telling lies. One day he wants to make fun of the farmers. So he shouts, “Wolf! Wolf! Wolf is coming!” The kind farmers are working in the field. They hear the shout, and hurry to help the boy. But when get there, the boy says: “There isn’t a wolf. I’m joking. The farers are angry and go back to their field. After a while the biy shouts again, “Wolf! Wolf! Wolf is coming!” And the farmers come and are cheated again. The boy laughs and laughs. They say, “You tell lies. We will not believe you.”
Later a wolf really comes. The boy is very scared. “Wolf! Wolf! Wolf is coming!” the boy shouts and shouts. “Help! Help!” But no one comes. And wolf eats the naughty boy.
英语励志小故事（七）：My "Clever" Dog（我的聪明狗）
Bobby is my dog. I love him. He can roll on the floor. He can play balls with me. He can look after my house when I am out. Bobby is very clever. But sometimes he isn't.
One day Bobby runs away. He is out for three days. After he comes back, I tie him to a tree and give him some food. Bobby begins to eat. But then he stops. He sees a fox. The fox is looking at his food. Bobby barks and barks. He wants to catch the fox. But he can't. The fox runs round the tree. Bobby runs after the fox. So the rope goes ground the tree. Of course Bobby can't run. The doc can eat the food. Quickly she eats up the food and runs away.
英语励志小故事（八）：Old Lion and Fox（老狮子和狐狸）
An old lion who had no energy to hunt thinks it can get its food with its wisdom.
So, it digs a hole, lies down and pretends to be sick. If other animal come to see what's the matter with the lion he eats them. So, some animals were eaten by the lion. The fox sees through the trap, it stands near the hole and the look at the state of the lion's body. The lion says: I feel sick. It asks why the fox doesn't come in the hole. The fox answers: Maybe I would if I didn't see those footprints which show some animals have walked in but they haven't come out.
The story tells us that the wise man foresees the danger and escapes from it.
英语励志小故事（九）：That Is Not My Dog!（那不是我的狗）
A woman walks into a pet shop and sees a cute little dog. She asks the shopkeeper, “Does your dog bite?”
The shopkeeper says, “No, my dog does not bit.”
The woman tries to pet the dog and the dog bites her.
“Ouch!” She says, “I thought you said your dog does not bite!”
The shopkeeper replies, “That is not my dog!”
英语励志小故事（十）：The Ox and the Dog（牛和狗）
An ox and a dog serve for the same farmer.
One day the dog arrogantly says: “How grand I am! In the daytime, I watch out for the cattle in the meadows; at night, I guard the house. But you…”
“Me? How about me ?” the ox says
“You can only plough or draw a cart,” the dog slightly says.
“Yes. It’s true,” the ox says. “But if I don’t plough, what do you guard?”