The man then announced that he would now pay $20 for each one.
This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.
But soon of the supply diminished even further and they were ever harder to catch, so people stared going back to their farms and forgot about monkey catching.
The man increased his price to $25 each and the supply of monkeys because so sparse that it was an effort to even see a monkey, much less catch one.
The man now announced that he would buy monkeys for $50!
However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on his behalf.
While the man was away the assistant told the villagers.
“Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has bought.
I will sell them to you at $35 each and when the man retutns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each.”
The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys.
They never saw the man nor his assistant again.
And once again there were monkeys everywhere.
Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.
Parable : 寓言、比喻、譬喻
The teacher taught in parables.老師用比喻教導。
Once upon a time : 很久很久以前、曾經、從前
Once upon a time there lived a king who had three daughters.從前有個國王，他有三個女兒。
Overrun : 散布、蔓延
Locusts overran the prairie. 蝗蟲肆虐草原
Supply : 供給、供應
Our farm supplies the market with fruits and vegetables.我們的農場為市場提供水果和蔬菜。
The illness has diminished her strength.疾病損傷了她的元氣。
I decide to make one more effort.我決定再作一次努力。
Further : 進一步的
Do you need further help?你需要進一步的協助嗎?
Increase : 增加、增大、增強
Travel increases one’s knowledge of the world.旅遊增進人對世界的了解。
Sparse : 稀少的
The populations was sparse.人口稀少。
Behalf : 代表
I wrote several letters on his behalf.我代表他寫了好幾封信。
Round up : 集中
We rounded up some friends to play poker and drink beer.我們聚集了一些朋友來喝啤酒、打撲克牌。