学习啦 诗盈 2018-12-20 16:30:01
A man was going to the house of some rich person. As he went along the road, he saw a box of good apples at the side of the road. He said, "I do not want to eat those apples; for the rich man will give me much food; he will give me very nice food to eat." Then he took the apples and threw them away into the dust.
He went on and came to a river. The river had become very big; so he could not go over it. He waited for some time; then he said, "I cannot go to the rich man's house today, for I cannot get over the river."
He began to go home. He had eaten no food that day. He began to want food. He came to the apples, and he was glad to take them out of the dust and eat them.
Do not throw good things away; you may be glad to have them at some other time.
A Bad Impression(一个坏印象)
Six people were travelling in a compartment on a train. Five of them were quiet and well behaved, but the sixth was a rude young man who was causing a lot of trouble to the other passengers.(有六个人搭乘火车旅行，坐在同一车箱内。其中五个很安静，也很规矩。但第六个是个粗鲁的年轻人，给其他乘客招惹了许多麻烦。)
At last this young man got out at a station with his two heavy bags. None of the other passengers helped him, but one of them waited until the rude young man was very far away and then opened the window and shouted to him, "You left something behind in the compartment!" Then he closed the window again.( 最后，这位年轻人在一个车站带着两个沉重的皮箱下了车。没有一个旅客帮他的忙。有个人一直等到这位粗鲁的年轻人走得很远了，才打开窗户，对着他大声喊：“你把东西留在车厢里了!”然后，又把窗户关了起来。)
The young man truned around and hurried back with his two bags. He was very tired when he arrived, but he shouted through the window, "What did I leave behind?" As the train began to move again, the passenger who had called him back opened the window and said, "A very bad impression!"( 年轻人转过身子，拎着两个沉甸甸的皮箱，匆匆赶了回来。他转回来时，显得非常疲倦，对着窗户大声喊：“我把什么东西留在车上了?” 当火车再次启动时，叫他回来的旅客打开窗户说：“一个极坏的印象!” )
There was once a lonely girl who longed so much for love. One day while she was walking in thewoods she found two starving songbirds.
She took them home and put them in a small cage. She cared them with love and the birds grew strong.
Every morning they greeted her with a wonderful song. The girl felt great love for the birds.
One day the girl left the door to the cage open. The larger and stronger of the two birds flewfrom the cage.
The girl was so frightened that he would fly away. As he flew close, she grasped him wildly. Herheart felt glad at her success in capturing him.
Suddenly she felt the bird go limp. She opened her hand and stared in horror at the dead bird.Her desperate love had killed him.
She noticed the other bird moving back and forth on the edge of the cage.
She could feel his great need for freedom. He needed to soar into the clear, blue sky.
She lifted him from the cage and tossed him softly into the air. The bird circled once, twice,three times.
The girl watched delightedly at the bird's enjoyment. Her heart was no longer concerned withher loss.
She wanted the bird to be happy. Suddenly the bird flew closer and landed softly on hershoulder. It sang the sweetest melody that she had ever heard.