美国语文读本 | Mamma's Present 妈妈的礼物

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1.Jessie played a good joke on her mamma. This is the way she did it.
1.杰西跟妈妈开了一个很好的玩笑。她是这么说的。

2.Jessie had gone to the woods with Jamie and Joe to get green branches to trim up the house for Christmas. She wore her little cap, her white furs, and her red leggings.
2.杰西、杰米和乔一起去树林里找绿树枝来为圣诞节装扮房子。她带着小帽子,穿着白色的皮衣,穿着红色的袜子。

3.She was a merry little girl, indeed; but she felt sad this morning because her mother had said, “The children will all have Christmas presents, but I don't expect any for myself. We are too poor this year.”
3.杰西其实是个快乐的小女孩。但今年她感到很难过。因为她的妈妈说:“孩子们都会有圣诞节礼物,但我没有礼物,因为我们家太穷了。”

4.When Jessie told her brothers this, they all talked about it a great deal. “Such a good, kind mamma, and no Christmas present! It's too bad.”
4.杰西把这些告诉哥哥们,他们在一起谈了很多。“我们的妈妈那么好,那么善良,却没有圣诞礼物,这太糟糕了。”

5.“I don't like it,” said little Jessie, with a tear in her eye.
5.“我不想这样。”小杰西眼含着泪花说。

6.“Oh, she has you,” said Joe.
6.乔说:“噢,她拥有你。”

7.“But I am not something new,” said Jessie.
7.“我不是什么礼物。”杰西说。

8.“Well, you will be new, Jessie,” said Joe, “when you get back. She has not seen you for an hour.”
8.乔说:“你是最好的礼物,杰西,当你回去的时候,妈妈有一个小时没有看见你了。”

9.Jessie jumped and laughed. “Then put me in the basket, and carry me to mamma, and say, 'I am her Christmas present.’”
9.杰西又跳又笑。她说:“把我装在篮子里,并带给妈妈,对她说,我是她的圣诞节礼物。”

10.So they set her in the basket, and put green branches all around her. It was a jolly ride. They set her down on the doorstep, and went in and said, “There's a Christmas present out there for you, mamma.”
10.他们把杰西装在篮子里,在她的周围放上很多绿色的枝叶。这真是个令人愉快的事。他们把杰西放在屋外台阶上,进去对妈妈说,“妈妈,外面有一份给您的圣诞节礼物。”

11.Mamma went and looked, and there, in a basket of green branches, sat her own little laughing girl.
11.妈妈出来看到,在装满绿色枝叶的篮子里,坐着她最亲爱的小女儿。

12.“Just the very thing I wanted most,” said mamma.
12.妈妈说:“这是妈妈最想要的礼物。”

13.“Then, dear mamma,” said Jessie, bounding out of her leafy nest, “I should think it would be Christmas for mammas all the time, for they see their little girls every day.”
13.杰西跳出了篮子,说:“亲爱的妈妈,我想每一天对天下的妈妈来说都是圣诞节,因为她们每天都能看到她们的孩子。”

(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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