A daughter complained to her father about her life and why things were so hard for her. She was 16 of fighting all the time. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one 17 .
Her father, a cook, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed
18 on a high fire. In one he placed carrots, in the second eggs, and in the 19 coffee beans.
The daughter complained and waited impatiently, 20 what he was doing. After about twenty minutes he 21 the fire. He took the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. Then he pulled the eggs out and placed them in another one. He poured the 22 into a cup.
Then the father asked, “Darling, what do you see?” “Carrots, eggs and coffee.” she replied. He brought her closer and asked her to touch the carrots. She did and said that they were 23 .
He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After peeling, she 24 the egg was hard. Finally, he asked her to drink the coffee. Its rich smell brought a 25 to her.
The father then 26 that the carrots, eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity（逆境）—boiling water. However, each one reflected 27 . The carrot went in strong
and hard, 28 it became soft and weak in boiling water. And the egg became hard after boiling. However, the coffee beans were 29 . After they were put into the boiling water, they changed the water and 30 something new.21