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高中生英语美文005: 乡下姑娘和牛奶桶

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The Country Girl and the Milky Pail

乡下姑娘和牛奶桶

A country girl was walking to market one day, carrying a pail of milk on her head. As she walked along she began to daydream.

有一天,一个乡下姑娘去赶集,头上顶着一桶牛奶。她走着走着,开始做起了白日梦。

“When I sell this milk I shall get enough money to buy some more eggs," she thought. “I can put them to hatch under the broody hen and I shall have at least a dozen chicks to sell at the market. They will be ready just at the right time, when poultry is really expensive to buy, so I'll have enough money to buy a new dress."

“我卖了这桶牛奶,我就有足够的钱买鸡蛋,”她想。“我可以把蛋放在抱窝母鸡的身子下边,那我起码就会有一打小鸡到集市上去卖。这些小鸡孵出来会正当时,那时家禽能卖个好价钱,这样我就有足够的钱买一条新裙子。”

“I wonder what colour of dress I should buy," she thought, “Green, I think. That suits me best. With a big, deep frill at the hem. Oh I'll look so delicious that all the boys at the fair will want to dance with me.”

“我该买什么颜色的裙子呢?”她在想,“绿色的吧,我想那最适合我, 带有很大的深色褶边。哦,穿上去一定很漂亮,集市上所有的男孩都会想和我一起跳舞呢。”

“I'll have nothing to do with them, though," she said to herself. “I'll just toss my head and walk away, however much they plead with me.”

“我才不会理他们呢,”她自言自语道。“我会把头一甩就走开,随他们怎么恳求我,我也不理。”

She gave her head a disdainful toss at the thought.

想到这里,她把头不屑地甩了一下。

Unfortunately she had quite forgotten that she was carrying a pail of milk on her head. Down fell the pail, spilling fresh, creamy milk all over the road.

不幸的是,她完全忘了头顶上还有一桶牛奶。哗啦一声,牛奶桶掉了下来,乳白色的鲜牛奶全都洒到了路上。

“Oh my beautiful green dress," she wailed, “Oh my chickens! Oh my good fresh eggs! Oh my milk!"

“哎呀,我漂亮的绿裙子呀,”她哭喊着,“哎呀,我的小鸡呀!我的鸡蛋呀!我的牛奶呀!”

It was too late. The milk had all trickled away among the stones. With nothing left to sell at the market the girl carried her empty bucket sadly home.

一切都太迟了。牛奶已经从石头缝里流掉了。没有东西可以拿到集市上卖了,姑娘非常伤心,只好带着空桶回家了。

Don't count your chickens until they are hatched.

蛋未孵化别先数小鸡。(切勿指望得过早。)

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