美国语文读本 | Henry, the Bootblack 擦鞋童亨利

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1.Henry was a kind, good boy. His father was dead, and his mother was very poor. He had a little sister about two years old.
1.亨利是个善良的孩子。爸爸去世了,妈妈很穷,家里还有个两岁大的小妹妹。

2.He wanted to help his mother, for she could not always earn enough to buy food for her little family.
2.妈妈赚的钱常常不够家里吃的,所以亨利想帮妈妈。

3.One day, a man gave him a dollar for finding a pocketbook which he had lost.
3.有一天,亨利帮人找到了丢失的钱包,那个人给了亨利一块钱。

4.Henry might have kept all the money, for no one saw him when he found it. But his mother had taught him to be honest, and never to keep what did not belong to him.
4.当时,亨利可以留下所有捡到的钱,因为他捡钱包时没人看见。但妈妈教过他为人要诚实,绝不能拿不属于自己的东西。

5.With the dollar he bought a box, three brushes, and some blacking. He then went to the corner of the street, and said to every one whose boots did not look nice, “Black your boots, sir, please? ”
5.他用那一块钱买了一个盒子、三把刷子和一些黑鞋油。然后,他走到街角,对路过时靴子上有尘土的人说:“先生,让我为您擦擦鞋好吗?”

6.He was so polite that gentlemen soon began to notice him, and to let him black their boots. The first day he brought home fifty cents, which he gave to his mother to buy food with.
6.他文明有礼的举动让人们立刻注意到他。他擦皮鞋的生意就这样做起来了。第一天,他赚了五毛钱,回家后交给妈妈买吃的。

7.When he gave her the money, she said, as she dropped a tear of joy, “You are a dear, good boy, Henry. I did not know how I could earn enough to buy bread with, but now I think we can manage to get along quite well.”
7.当他把钱交给妈妈时,妈妈流下了幸福的泪水:“亨利,好孩子,你真可爱。以前我不知道如何才能赚足够的钱买面包,现在我知道我们能做到了。”

8.Henry worked all the day, and went to school in the evening. He earned almost enough to support his mother and his little sister.
8.亨利白天要干一整天的活,晚上则去学校上课。他赚的钱几乎足以供养妈妈和小妹妹。

(本文摘自《美国语文读本》,传送门:京东正版购买链接

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