The Man Selling the Idol
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A man carves an idol1 and takes it to the fair. No one buys it, so he begins to shout in order to canvass2 the customer. 
 
He says that this idol can bring in wealth and good luck. One man says to the seller, "Hello, My friend, if this is so, you should have the advantages that the idol can bring, why do you want to sell it?" The seller says, "What I want is that I can get cash in at once. The profit from the idol is so slow."
 
This story means: God will never respect people who make a profit by hook or crook3.
 
有人雕刻了一个赫尔墨斯的木像,拿到市场上去卖。因为没有一个买主上前购买,他便大声叫喊,想招揽生意。
 
他说有赐福招财的神出售。这时旁边有一个人对他说道:“喂,朋友,既然这样,你自己应该享受他的好处哇,为什么还要卖掉他呢?”他回答说:“我要的是现在马上可以兑现的利益,这个神的利益却来得很慢哪。”
 
这故事正是说那种不择手段地求利,连神也不尊敬的人。


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1 idol Z4zyo     
n.偶像,红人,宠儿
参考例句:
  1. As an only child he was the idol of his parents.作为独子,他是父母的宠儿。
  2. Blind worship of this idol must be ended.对这个偶像的盲目崇拜应该结束了。
2 canvass FsHzY     
v.招徕顾客,兜售;游说;详细检查,讨论
参考例句:
  1. Mr. Airey Neave volunteered to set up an organisation to canvass votes.艾雷·尼夫先生自告奋勇建立了一个拉票组织。
  2. I will canvass the floors before I start painting the walls.开始粉刷墙壁之前,我会详细检查地板。
3 crook NnuyV     
v.使弯曲;n.小偷,骗子,贼;弯曲(处)
参考例句:
  1. He demanded an apology from me for calling him a crook.我骂他骗子,他要我向他认错。
  2. She was cradling a small parcel in the crook of her elbow.她用手臂挎着一个小包裹。
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