http://www.sina.com.cn 2008年01月17日 16:27
1.There are some trees in this picture. There stands a chair under one tree. Two men are walking towards the trees. The one walking behind is a fat man with a stick. The fat man has seen the chair under the tree. He quickens his steps, hoping to take the chair before the man who is walking in front of him.
2. The fat man has caught up with the other. It seems that the man walking in front has quickened his steps too. It looks as if he is holding something in his left hand. The fat man has surpassed his adversary. He is now rushing towards the chair. The other man tries his best to run after him. It seems that the fat man will take the chair for sure.
3. The fat man is now sitting on the chair. He has won the game. The other man is standing beside him. He is showing a board to the fat man which reads “WET PAINT”.
直到看完最后一幅漫画读者才明白, 两个人抢椅子的目的不同： 一个是怕对方占了先, 一个是怕对方坐到油漆未干的椅子上。讲述这个故事时, 不必交代油漆工手里的牌子上面写的是什么, 以便留下悬念。
One day, Mr. Black was strolling on the meadow in the park. Now and again he looked around, hoping to find a chair to sit on, because he was tired and wanted to have a rest. Suddenly he saw a chair under a big tree, so he walked towards it.
There, Mr. Black noticed a man who seemed to be walking towards the chair, too! So he quickened his steps in case the man would take that chair first. The man was holding something in his left hand and seemed to be quickening his steps, too. Therefore Mr. Black began to run towards the chair. Seeing this, that mall started running, too. Obviously, they both hoped to get to the chair first. They were getting closer and closer to the chair. It turned out that Mr. Black surpassed his adversary. But the man left behind was still trying his best running. The man suddenly shouted to Mr. Black, “Stop! Stop!” But it was too late. Mr. Black had taken the seat—he was on the chair already!
The man came to Mr. Black at last. He was out of breath. He showed Mr. Black the board which read “WET PAINT”.