In the State of Chu, there was a man whose family was very poor. The man never worked hard but to think about getting rich overnight.
One day, he read in a book that the mantis would hide its body under a leaf when it was going to catch a cicada and no one could find it. He wanted a leaf like this.
Thereupon, he ran into the woods to look for such a leaf. Finally he found the leaf and was ready to get it. But he was in such a big hurry that, out of carelessness, the leaf dropped to the ground. So he had to put all the leaves into a basket and carry them home.
As soon as he got home, he held up one leaf after another in turn to cover his eye, and asked his wife: “Can you see me?” At first, his wife always answered: “Yes, I can.” After a while, she became impatient and when his husband asked her again, she said: “No, I can’t see you now!” Hearing this, he became excited and ran out to the street. Holding the leaf in his hand, he grabbed the goods in a shop. But he was caught in the end.
out of carelessness因为粗心