美国语文读本 | Patty and the Squirrel 帕蒂和松鼠

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1.Little Patty lives in a log house near a great forest. She has no sisters, and her big brothers are away all day helping their father.
1.小帕蒂住在大森林旁的一间小木屋里。她没有姐妹,她的哥哥每天都在外面帮助爸爸干活。

2.But Patty is never lonely; for, though the nearest house is miles away, she has many little friends. Here are two of them that live in the woods.
2.尽管最近的邻居离他们有几英里远,但帕蒂从来不孤独,因为她有很多的小伙伴。其中有两个就住在树林里。

3.But how did Patty teach them to be so tame? Patty came to the woods often, and was always so quiet and gentle that the squirrels soon found they need not be afraid of her.
3.帕蒂是怎么让它们这么驯服的呢?帕蒂经常到树林里,她很安静,很温柔。不久小松鼠们就发现它们不必害怕她。

4.She brought her bread and milk to eat under the trees, and was sure to leave crumbs for the squirrels.
4.帕蒂把面包和牛奶带到树下吃,并且总会给小松鼠留下些面包屑。

5.When they came near, she sat very still and watched them. So, little by little, she made them her friends, till, at last, they would sit on her shoulder, and eat from her hand.
5.当它们靠近的时候,帕蒂就安静地坐着,看着它们。慢慢地,他们成为了朋友。小松鼠会坐到她的肩膀上,吃她手里的食物。

6.Squirrels build for themselves summer houses. These are made of leaves, and sticks, and moss. They are nice and cool for summer, but would never do for the winter cold and snow.
6.松鼠为自己建造夏天住的房子,是用叶子、木棍和苔藓建造的。这种房子夏天住非常舒适凉快,但却不适合寒冬居住,特别是下雪天。

7.So these wise little people find a hollow in an old tree. They make it warm and snug with soft moss and leaves; and here the squirrels live all through the long winter.
7.这些聪明的小家伙在一棵古树里找了一个树洞。他们还用柔软的苔藓和树叶来把它装扮得既温暖又舒适;在这里,小松鼠们将度过一个漫长的寒冬。

(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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