Once upon a time, there was a farmer, who was always worried about the growth of his crops. Everyday he went to see them.
古时候有个人，希望自己田里的禾苗长的快点，天天到田边去看。But the crops grew much slower than he expected. He was so anxious after three days’ watch in his fields. 可是，一天、两天、三天，禾苗好像一点也没有长高。他就在田边焦急的转来转去，Then he said to himself: I must find a better way to help them grow faster. At last, a good idea came up to his mind. Then he rushed towards the fields. For the whole day, he was there to pull each crop upward. He worked hard till the sunset. Then he came home, exhausted. 一天，他终于想到了办法，就急忙跑到田里，把禾苗一棵一棵往高里拔。从中午一直忙到太阳落山，弄得精疲力尽。He couldn’t wait to tell his family the great thing he had done in the daytime. But he was so tired that he was out of breath. “I am exhausted, but you know, my efforts were not in vain, I helped all the little crops grow faster. It’s worth it.” the farmer said joyfully and he even couldn’t help laughing loudly. 当他回到家里时，一边喘气一边对儿子说：“可把我累坏了，力气没白费，禾苗都长了一大截。” However, his son found something wrong. He ran to the fields in a hurry, but it was too late when he find that all the crops died back.他的儿子不明白是怎么回事，跑到田里一看，发现禾苗都枯死了This story tells us things would be worse if we make them happen speedily without following the developing rules of them.2. expected: (expect的过去式) 期待，期望11. be out of breath: 上气不接下气