In a country inn （ 客店） there was once a traveller who was wet and cold because he had been riding in the rain. He hoped to warm himself, but the inn was so crowded (拥挤) with people that he could not get near the fire. So he cried to the innkeeper, Take some fish to my horse "the innkeeper was surprised, saying, "But a horse doesn't eat fish！“ The traveller then said，“ Never mind, do as i tell you.”The crowd of people, hearing this strange demand, ran out to see how a horse would eat fish. The traveller, now having the whole room to him self, sat down beside the fire and warmed himself When the innkeeper came back with the crowd of people, he said
“ Your horse would not eat fish.” The traveller answered，“ Never mind. Put it on the table and when I have quite dried my clothes I will eat it myself.