Mr Green and his wife lived in a small cot-tage（农舍）.They were very poor and timid（胆小的）.The only thing they had was an old blanket.
One night，they heard some noise outside their house.They got very surprised and frightened.Mr Green tried all his courage to get up to have a look，it was very cold that night，he.shouted angrily，"We need rest.Why are you making noise？"At this he saw two young men running away with a blanket.When he was hurrying back happily，he thought.
"No one was ever afraid of me，for I never became angry.But now the two men were even afraid of me.I will become brave."
"What happened outside?"his wife asked him when he entered the room.
"Two young men were quarrelling there."he answered.
"What did they do?"asked his wife.
"Nothing. But when I shouted they ran away with something.
"What did they take?"
"A blanket. "Mr Green answered.
"What? Oh, God! perhaps our blanket!"his wife said.
"Oh! No wonder they were afraid of me.