The story began with a young mother who had three sons in a big city.Unfortunately， the youngest son developed slow thinking skills，not having the intelligence of his brothers.
With double duty as the mother of the household，she was exhausted，so that the youngest was often the target of anger and annoyance.Bad words，such as “you little fool” and the like，served as a daily meal for the youngest.
The words and curses he got from the mother and ridicule from friends convinced him that he was distressing(使痛苦) and embarrassing his family.Every morning he woke up with his own face staring from the mirror reflection，he started to say quietly and sadly，“The fool is going to school.”
As adult citizens，there was compulsory military service which should be lived.Thus，the youngest son also signed up and started to follow the various tests：a medical，physical ability test and other tests.On the day of the announcement，he was called into the board of examiners.
In his mind，he convinced himself that he was the fool and couldn’t pass the tests this time as he entered the room with his head down.It was not expected at all.The tests turned out to have the highest praise from the board of examiners.
“Congratulations，young man！Your test results are incredible！You are really a great and talented young man.”Words from the board of examiners became the discovery of a new side of himself that was not known in advance.Voice kept echoing in his mind，such as “I，the great man，am in the shower”，“The great man washes his face”，“The talented young man again brushes his teeth” and so on.Confidence and improved selfimage came beyond usual.He set a goal to become a general.
He decided to join the military and was sent to the front.
Ten years later，the manwent back to his hometown.
【答案】He decided to join the military and was sent to the front.The words from the board of examiners gave him great confidence and encouraged him to fight bravely in the war.He showed his intelligence and led his soldiers to win the war，which earned him much fame and reputation.Later he became a famous general.
Ten years later，the man went back to his hometown. The youngest son who had been considered a fool received warm welcome.He was admired and won great respect from other people.They sent congratulations to his family which embarrassed the poor mother.When he called back his past time，he said，“At first I was not what I am，but the tests changed my life，which made me build up confidence so that I can face difficulties bravely.” He added, “Whatever we think and believe in or mind continuously，it will eventually come true in reality.So in a word，the discovery of a new side of oneself is the power behind the success that is within us.”