【走进英语世界】每日一课#铺满钻石的土地Acres of Diamonds

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铺满钻石的土地

Acres of Diamonds

There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because he was content. He was content because he was happy.


从前在非洲有一位快乐而满足的农夫。他因满足而快乐,同时也因快乐而感到满足。

One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along them.


有一天,一位智者向他走来并告知他关于钻石的荣耀,以及随之而来权力。

The wise man says, “If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. xiaogushi8.com If you had a diamond the size of your fist you could probably own your own country.” And then he went away.

智者说,“如果你拥有一块拇指般大的钻石,你就能换到一座属于自己的城市;如果你拥有一块拳头般大的钻石,你就可能会拥有一个属于自己的国家。”说完他便离开了。

That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy and he was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent, and he was discontent because he was unhappy.

那一晚,农夫难以入睡,他开始变得不快乐而且不满足起来。他因不满足而不快乐,同样也因为不快乐而变得不满足。

The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm, took care of his family and went in search of diamonds. He looked all over Africa and couldn't find any. He looked all through Europe and couldn’t find any. When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically and financially broke. He got so disheartened that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide.

第二天早上,他卖掉了自己的农场,安顿好了他的家人便踏上了寻找钻石之路。他寻遍了整个非洲但却一无所获。他找遍整个欧洲还是一无所获。当他到达西班牙的时候,他已精神崩溃、周身疲惫、钱财耗尽。绝望之下,他跳进了巴塞罗那河,自杀了。

Back home, the person who had bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream that ran through the farm. Across the stream, the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow.

而在他的家乡,买下他农场的那个人此时正在小溪边给骆驼饮水。潺潺的溪水流经了整个农场。清晨的阳光穿过溪水照射在一块石头上,折射的光芒好像是一道彩虹。


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