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A little horse crossed the river

One day, a little horse was asked to mill flour by his mother ,He carried two bags of wheat and left home.

He was walking happily.When he came to a river,the mill was on the other side of the river and there was no bridges over the water. Now, what would the little horse do. Looking at the flowing water, he got confused.

Then he saw an old cow eating grass on the bank, . So he asked him : "Uncle cow, is the water deep? Can I walk across it?" "Not at all!" the cow said. "It's just as high as my lower legs, you can go across it. It's safe." Then the little horse was ready to go across the water.

Just then, a squirrel in the tree shouted to him : “Little horse, don’t go in the water. It’s too deep. You’ll get drowned, and one of my friends got drowned in it a few days ago. ”So the little horse drew back his legs quickly, he had to go back to ask his mother what to do.

When his mother heard his story, she laughed and said to him:"My child, it's not enough if you only listen to the others. you must try it by yourself, then you'll find the truth."

The little horse came back to the river again. When he put his legs in the water again, the squirrel cried out again:"Little horse, it's dangerous, you can't do that!"

"Let me have a try." The horse said. And with those words he walked carefully across the river.

The water was neither that shallow as the cow had told him nor that deep as the squirrel had described. It was just OK for him.

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