A Young Apple Tree 一棵小苹果树

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今天,我们要讲的小故事是《一棵小苹果树》,一起来听吧!

A Young Apple Tree

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A Young Apple Tree

一棵小苹果树

一棵小苹果树

A poor farmer(农夫) had a friend who was famous(著名的) for the wonderful apple he grew.

一个穷困的农夫有一个朋友,他因为种了神奇的苹果树而远近闻名。

One day, his friend gave the farmer a young apple tree and told him to take it home and plant it.

有一天,农夫的朋友送给他一棵小苹果树,让他带回家种下。

The farmer was pleased with the gift(礼物), but when he got home he did not know where to plant(种植) it.

农夫收到这个礼物非常高兴。但当他回到家时,却不知道要把树苗栽在哪儿。

He was afraid that if he planted the tree near the road(道路), strangers(陌生人) would steal the fruit.

他担心,如果把苹果树栽在路边,陌生人就会来偷树上的苹果。

If he planted the tree in one of his fields, his neighbors(邻居) would come at night and steal(偷) some of the apples.

如果他把苹果树种在自己的田里,邻居们夜里就会来偷苹果。

If he planted the tree near his house(房子), his children(孩子们) would take the fruit.

如果他把树栽在自己的房子周围,他的孩子们就会摘苹果。

Finally he planted the tree in his woods(树林) where no one could see it. But without sunlight and good soil, the tree soon died.

最后,他把那棵树栽在了树林中,那里没人能看见。但是因为没有阳光和肥沃的泥土,树不久就死了。

Later, the friend asked the farmer why he had planted the tree in such a poor place.

后来,朋友问农夫为什么把树栽在那样贫瘠的地方。

“What's the difference?” The farmer said angrily. “If I had planted the tree near the road, strangers would have stolen the fruit.

“那有什么不一样?”农夫生气地说,“如果我把苹果树栽在路边,陌生人就会偷树上的苹果。

If I had planted the tree in one of my fields, my neighbors would have come at night and stolen some of the apples.

如果我把树栽在自己的一块地里,邻居们夜里就会来偷苹果。

If I had planted it near my house, my own children would have taken the fruit.”

如果我把树栽在自己的房子周围,我的孩子们就会摘苹果。”

“Yes,” said the friend, “but at least someone could have enjoyed the fruit. Now you not only have robbed everyone of the fruit(水果), but also you have destroyed a good apple tree!”

“你说的没错,”他的朋友回答,“但那样至少能有人来分享这些果实。现在你不仅剥夺了每个人的果实,也毁了一棵好苹果树!”



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