Previous my post is one of Chinese old folk tale. Today, I would like to write another Chinese story in English. I would really appreciate you if you would correct my post. I had record Japanese part, if you need it, please feel free to use for your Japanese study. I really enjoy language exchange experience.=^-^=
Once upon a time in China, one rich man distributed liquor to his servants at ceremony of worship his ancestors. However, the amount of that liquor was drink enough only for one person. Servants started game that winner will get the liquor. The game was anyone who can draw the sank first is winner. One man immediately finished the drawing the picture of snake and dragging the cup and he said, “I have still enough time to add the legs to this drawing.” While he was holding the cup in his left hand and he started to draw the legs of snake. However, while the fist man drawing the legs another man finished the drawing the snake and snatch the cup from the hand of fist man and he said. “Originally, the snake doesn’t have legs! How can you draw legs?” And he drank the liquor. The first man who adds the legs on the snake failed to drink liquor. If you draw the legs at the snake drawing that is not the snake any more. According from this Chinese old folk tale, the idiom「蛇足」meant that if you do unnecessary extra would bring you to fail to do something.