One day Tod went to a big dinner party，which was held by his old classmates.He was poor and wore a set of old clothes.And when he came in，nobody greeted him and nobody gave him a seat at the table！
So he went back home，put on his best clothes，and then came back to the party.The host（主人）and his classmates at once got up and cameto welcome him.They took him to the best seat and offered（提供）him the best dishes.
Tod took off his coat，put it in the food and said，"Eat，Coat！
The other guests were very surprised and asked，"What are you doing？"
"I was inviting（邀请）my coat to eat，"answered Tod."When 1
was wearing my old clothes，nobody offered me food or drink.Then I went home and came back in these clothes.And you gave me the best food and drink.So you gave me these things for my clothes，not for myself."