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中国寓言故事双语版 第46期:不死之药

2019年10月27日 英语美文 暂无评论
摘要:

有一个人来到楚国王宫,把一种长生不死的药交给守卫官,请他敬献给国王。守卫官捧着药朝内宫走去,迎面碰上卫队的一个弓箭手。弓箭手问他:“你手里捧的东西,人可以吃吗?”

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There was, a man who came to the palace of the State of Chu and gave the guard a kind of medicine for immortality to be presented to the king. verywen.com

有一个人来到楚国王宫,把一种长生不死的药交给守卫官,请他敬献给国王。

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As the guard held the medicine in both hands and walked towards the inner palace, he met an archer of the bodyguard. The archer asked him: verywen.com

守卫官捧着药朝内宫走去,迎面碰上卫队的一个弓箭手。弓箭手问他: 美文网

Is what you hold in hands edible? 内容来自美文网

“你手里捧的东西,人可以吃吗?” copyright verywen.com

The guard answered: Of course, it is. 美文网

守卫官回答:“人可以吃。” 美文网

Upon hearing this, the archer snatched the medicine, stuffed it into his mouth and swallowed it.

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弓箭手听了,一把夺过药,塞到嘴里就吞了下去。 美文网

The King of Chu was very angry. He ordered to have the archer beheaded. copyright verywen.com

楚王非常生气,下令将这个弓箭手斩首。 copyright verywen.com

The archer said: It is not my fault but the fault of the guard, because he told me `It is edible.

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弓箭手说:“这不是我的过错,而是守卫官的过错,因为他回答我‘人可以吃。”, 美文网

Then he continued: This is a medicine for immortal life. 美文网

又说:“这是不死之药。 内容来自美文网

Now I have taken it, but I am going to be killed by Your Majesty. verywen.com

现在我吃了,反而要被大王处死。 copyright verywen.com

Then, the so-called medicine for immortal life will become `a medicine hastening death, wont it? 美文网

那么,这不死之药,不就成了‘催死之药’了吗? copyright verywen.com

The man who presented this medicine was trying to deceive Your Majesty. 内容来自美文网

这是献药的人在欺骗大王呀!”

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Finally he said: If today Your Majesty should kill me, an innocent man,

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最后说:“今天,如果大王杀了我这个无罪的人, 美文网

then people would say: `The King would rather be deceived than believe his own bodyguard. 内容来自美文网

那么众人就会说:‘大王宁愿被人欺骗,也不愿意相信自己的卫士。”

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While the King of Chu heard this, he felt that there was something in what the archer said, so he let him go. copyright verywen.com

楚王听了,觉得这些话有点道理,就把弓箭手放了。 www.verywen.com

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