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狼和母亲

(2013-01-07 23:52:26)
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The Wolf and the Mother

                                 狼和母亲

 

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A hungry wolf was wandering in the morning in search of food. When he was passing the door of a cottage built in the forest,(1) he heard that a mother was speaking to her child: “Be quiet, or I will throw you out of the window, and the wolf shall eat you.” 早晨,一条饿狼四处游荡,搜寻食物。当他从修建在森林中的一间茅屋门前经过时,他听到一位母亲正在对她的孩子说:“安静点,否则,我把你扔到窗外去,狼就会吃掉你。”

 

The wolf took it seriously and sat at the door all the day waiting for the child to be thrown out of the window (2). 狼信以为真,便整天坐在门前,等那孩子被从窗户扔出来。

 

In the evening he heard that the same mother was fondling her child: “He is quiet now, and if the wolf should come, we will kill him.” 傍晚,他听见还是那位母亲正爱抚地对孩子说:“他已经安静啦,如果狼来了,我们就杀死他。”

 

The wolf heard these words and went back to his home, gaping with cold and hunger. 狼听到这些话,便向自己的家走回去,又冷又饿,嘴大张着。

 

When he arrived at the door of his den, the mistress wolf asked him why he returned down-crest and supperless,3 so contrary to what he had always been. 当他到达狼窝门前时,狼的夫人问他,他为什么一反常态,垂头丧气,饥肠辘辘。

 

The wolf replied: “Why, forsooth! Because I believed the words of a woman!” 狼回答道:“啊,的确如此!因为我相信了一个女人的话!”

 

Notes:

1.       … a cottage built in the forest

句中的过去分词短语built in the forest作后置定语,修饰前面的a cottage

2.       … waiting for the child to be thrown out of the window.

句中的介词for后面接的是一个独立结构,宾语the child和不定式短语to be thrown out of the window之间的关系是主语和谓语的关系。狼不是等孩子,而是等孩子被从窗户扔出来。

3. …why he returned down-crest and supperless, …

关系副词why引导的是一个宾语从句。在这个宾语从句中,谓语动词returned是不及物动词,可以看成半联系动词,因此,down-crest supperless可以看成表语。注意:supperless的后缀less表示“没有”,比如:jobless(失业的), /  homeless(无家可归的), /  sonless(断子绝孙的)。

Questions:

1.       Which of the following statements is not true according to the story?

A.      The wolf was looking for food everywhere.

B.      The wolf heard the mother singing  in the house to the child.

C.      The wolf was waiting for the child to be thrown out of the window.

D.     The wolf went back home with an empty stamch.

2.       The underlined word “contrary” in the story means ____________________ .

A.      contrast

B.      control

C.      opposite

D.     confined

 

Key to the questions:   1. B    2. C

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