Once there was a clever farmer. Though he was poor, he decided one day to take the king a roast goose（s g）as a present. He had not had much to eat that day, and soon the smell of the roast goose became too much for him as he carried it to the king, so he ate one of its legs When he came before the king and gave him the goose, they at once saw that it had only one leg.
Now, the king himself was born with one bad leg, so he had never been able to walk properly（正常地）。 When he saw the goose with one leg, he thought the farmer had made this to laugh at him. Of course, he was very angry. The farmer was told that if anybody laughed at the king, he would be killed at once Where is the other leg of the goose？ the king asked All the geese（ goose的复数） in this country have one leg.”the farmer answered.
“ Do you think I'm a fool（傻子）？” the king shouted.
“certainly not. " said the farmer, if you look out of the window, you will see geese with one leg by the lake The king looked, and there the geese were resting on one leg beside the water. The king at once told one of his men to hit them with a big stick, and of course, they put down their other legs and ran away.
There，" said the king.“ You were lying（说谎）. That shows that the geese here have two legs, like all other geese in the country.
But it doesn't show anything，"answered the farmer, if your men threw a big stick like that at me, i would grow two more legs myself to help me to run away faster."