2019年10月27日 英语美文 暂无评论



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Once upon a time the Frogs decided to ask Jupiter, the king of the gods, for a King of their own. Jupiter was amused.
Here you are, he said, throwing a log of wood with a splash into the lake where they lived. Here is a king for you.
“给你们,” 他说着向青蛙们生活的湖里扑通一声抛下一根圆木。“ 这就是你们的国王。”
The Frogs dived under the water in fright, burrowing as deep into the mud as they could. After a time one of the braver ones swam cautiously to the surface to take a look at the new King.
He looks very quite,: said the Frog. :Perhaps he is asleep.
The log stayed quite still on the smooth lake and one by one more Frogs came up to take a look.
They swam closer and closer until at last they leaped right on top of it, quite forgetting that they had been frightened.
Young Frogs began to use it as a diving board; old Frogs sat sunning themselves on it; mother Frogs taught their tadpoles their first, wobbly jumps on its bark.
One day an old Frog said: This is a dull king of a King, you know. I thought we wanted someone to keep us in order. This one just lies around and lets us do what we please.
So the Frogs went once more to Jupiter.
Cant you give us a better King? they asked. Someone who will be a bit more active than the one you sent before?
Jupiter was not in a good mood.
Silly little animals, he thought . I shall give them just what they deserve this time.
He sent a long-legged stork to the lake.
The Frogs were very impressed and crowded admiringly round.
But before they could even begin the speeches of welcome they had prepared, the stork stuck his long beak into the water and began to gobble up as many Frogs as he could see.
Thats not what we meant at all, gasped the Frogs as they dived once more into the mud. But this time Jupiter would not listen.
I only gave you what you asked for, he said, Perhaps it will teach you not to complain about things so much.
“我只是给了你们所要求的,”他说,“也许这会给你们一个教训,不要抱怨太多。” www.verywen.com