英语故事:树和旅行者 The Tree and the Travelers

2019年2月12日
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英语故事:树和旅行者 The Tree and the Travelers
Once, there was a huge tree with a broad trunk and innumerable branches right in the middle of a dry land. The tree gave rest and shelter to hundreds and thousands of travelers.

从前,在一片干旱的土地中央有一棵大树,树干很粗,树枝无数。这棵树为成千上万的旅行者提供了休息和庇护之所。

Being located near four towns, and many villages, the tree was an ideal meeting point for travelers.

它所处位置附近有四个城镇和许多村庄,成为了游客理想的会合地。

One day, two travelers reached the tree after a long time of walking. Their destination was one of the towns nearby.

有一天,两个旅行者走了很长时间才来到这棵树下。他们的目的地是附近的一个城镇。

It was a hot and sunny day, and the travelers were very happy to take a rest under the tree. Exhausted, they slumped under the tree. They slept for a while, enjoying the cool shade and the soft breeze.

这是一个炎热晴朗的日子,旅行者们很高兴能在树下休息。他们筋疲力尽,瘫倒在树下。他们睡了一会儿,享受着凉爽的树荫和柔和的微风。

After a while, one of the travelers got hungry. They had no food with them. The hungry traveler looked up at the tree, to see if there was any fruit.

过了一会儿,其中一个旅行者饿了。他们没有带食物。饥饿的旅行者抬头看树,想看是否有果实。

Finding none, he began to curse the tree. “Oh, this is just a useless tree and it has nothing to feed us, not even a fruit or even nuts! It is of no use!”

但他什么也没看到,就开始诅咒这棵树。“噢,这棵树一点用都没有,没有什么可吃的,没有水果,也没有坚果!真的很没用!”

The other traveler comforted him and asked him to stay cool. However, the hungry man continuing cursing the tree.

另一个旅行者安慰他,让他保持冷静。然而,饥饿的旅行者依然诅咒着树。

The tree, which could not tolerate the cursing words of the traveler, said in a sad yet strong voice,

这颗树再也无法忍受旅行者的咒骂,用悲伤而坚强的声音说:

“You can’t be so ungrateful to me. Just think of your condition when you reached here in the hot and dry sun! I offered you a cool and comfortable place to rest and sleep with a soothing breeze. If I was not here, you would have died now! I saved your life from the hot sun, but you humiliate me!”

“你不能对我如此忘恩负义。想想你在干旱的炎炎烈日下到达这里时的情况吧!我给你提供了一个凉爽舒适的地方,让你在和煦的微风中休息睡觉。如果我不在这里,你现在就已经死了!我把你从烈日下救了出来,你却羞辱我!”

The traveler realized his mistake and apologized to the tree.

旅行者意识到自己的错误并向树道歉。

Moral: Be grateful for your blessings.

寓意:感恩你生命中的好事。

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