In far away China lived two giant pandas， one named Kang and the other Tang. Kang and Tang were cousins， but they didn't like each other at all. They were always quarrelling over a beautiful bamboo plant on which grew the most tasty shoots.
All day long the cousins would sit， one on each side of the plant， snarling and growling at each other， and at any other smaller pandas who came ear the bamboo plant.
One day Kang said to Tang： “Go away from my bamboo， or I will bite your nose.”
“Go away from my bamboo， or I will bite your ears，” answered Tang， so the two cousins began to fight.
Up and down they fought， rolling and growling-but as they struggled they broke the beautiful bamboo plant. It snapped in half and fell to the ground.
All the smaller pandas were watching the giants fight， but when they saw the bamboo lying on the ground they hurried over to it and began to gobble up all the tasty， tender shoots， until nothing at all was left. Then they quietly crept away， while the giant pandas still fought.
At last Kang and Tang could fight no longer. They lay on the ground panting， Tang nursing his bitten nose， Kang holding his poor torn ears.
As soon as they felt a little better the two pandas struggled to their feet， because each wanted to guard the bamboo plant. Then they saw that it had gone - only the broken， trampled stump was left. In fact， there was nothing at all to fight over now！ Away in the distance the smaller pandas stood， and Kang and Tang knew what had happened.
“Aren't we silly！” said Kang. “Aren't we stupid！” said Tang - for now neither of them could enjoy those tasty bamboo shoots.
After that the cousins made friends， and went away together to find another bamboo plant that they could share， without having any arguments.