One day a scholar taught his son to read the Chinese word "one".
Soon the boy learnt it by heart.
The next day while the scholar was wiping the table, he
happened to write on the table top a "one"
with his wet rag to quiz his son. The boy couldn't read it at all.
This is the word "one"
I taught you to read yesterday, now isn't it? said the
Oh! But how big it has become overnight! said
the boy in surprise.