Long long ago, there lived a rich man who loved wine and good food more than anything else. And so did his servant
Each time the rich old man went out, he had to hide his wine and food away. But each time the servant found them and helped himself to them. Of course, the rich old man knew who did it and was unhappy. But he could do nothing about it because he had never caught his servant drinking his wine or eating his food One day the rich man was going out and told his servant that the wine, meat and chicken in the cupboard （柜子） were poisonous.
As soon as the master was away, the servant opened the cupboard and began to enjoy all the nice things in it. Then he fell asleep When the rich man returned home and found all the things gone, he was mad with anger and called the servant up.
Oh, master, " the servant began to explain at once, While you were away, the neighbours cat ate up the meat and chicken. I was so afraid that i drank the poisonous wine to kill myself. "There were even tears in his eyes. Then he went on, Please don't be angry with a dying man, I'Il soon be dead.”
The rich man could do nothing with him, of course.