The north wind and the sun
THE NORTH WIND AND THE SUN
A dispute arose between the North Wind and the Sun，each claiming that he was stronger than the other. At last, they agreed to try their powers upon a traveler, to see which could soonest strip him of his cloak. The North Wind had the first try and gathering up all his force for the attack. He came whirling furiously down upon the man and caught up his cloak as though he would wrest it from him by one single effort. But the harder he blew, the more closely the man wrapped it around himself. Then came the turn of the Sun. At first, he beamed gently upon the traveler, who soon unclasped his cloak and walked on with it hanging loosely about his shoulders. Then he shone forth in his full strength and the mall. Before he had gone many steps, he was glad to throw his cloak right off and complete his journey more lightly clad.