Chinese Modern Story: The Lazy Youths


It was dark, and all the youths were gathered in the hut to sleep. One of them said to the other: “Friend, close the door!”

But the young man replied, “What are you doing? Why don’t you close it yourself?”

The Lazy Youths

Everyone was silent. Then another young man said, “Friend, close the door!”

Someone replied, “Forget it, let’s sleep like this. Whoever is lucky will save his life!”

In the middle of the night a lion came and dragged away a young man who was lying against the outside. Then one of the young men said again: “Friends, let’s close the door! The lion has already dragged away a partner!”

But the others said, “You can close it yourself!”

So they went back to sleep as usual. As a result, one by one, the lions dragged all the young people away.

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