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Chapter 2

图片 2儿童睡前双语小故事:蚱蜢与蚂蚁

                                    The Ants(蚂蚁) and the
Grasshopper(蝗虫)

It is summer. The sun is shining brightly. It is very hot. The
Grasshopper is lying under the shade and drinking a cold glass of
lemonade. The Ants are busy doing something..
夏天里,阳光普照,天气非常炎热。蚱蜢躺在阴凉处,喝着一杯清凉的柠檬水。蚂蚁正忙着做事。

It was a fine winter day, and the ants(蚂蚁) were storing away(贮存) all
the food they had collected(收集) in the summer.

Grasshopper: Jeez! What a hot day! I am so hot and thirsty. Mmm.This
lemonade is so sweet and cold. I love the summer。

A very hungry grasshopper(蝗虫) passed by and asked them for something
to eat.

蚱蜢:天啊!好热的天气啊!我又热又渴的。嗯。。。这柠檬水又甜又清凉。我喜欢夏天。

The ants(蚂蚁) asked him, “Why didn’t you collect(收集) any food during
the summer?”

Ants: One, two!

He replied(回复), “I didn’t have any spare(空闲的) time—I spent the days
singing.”

蚂蚁:一、二!

Then they said, “If you were foolish(愚蠢的) enough to sing all summer,
you must dance hungry to bed in the winter.”

Anta: Let’s work!

MORAL: Prepare(准备) today for the needs of tomorrow.

蚂蚁:我们工作吧!

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Ants: Three, four!

                                                The Astronomer(天文学家)

蚂蚁:三、四!

An astronomer(天文学家) used to go out every night to look at the stars.

Ants: All day!

One night, while looking up to the skies, he fell into a well.

蚂蚁:从早到晚!

Someone who heard his cries, ran up to him, and said,“While you are
trying to learn about the mysteries(奥秘) of heaven(天空), you
miss(错过) the common things under your feet.”

Grasshopper: Look at those Ants. What are they doing? Why are they
working so hard? It is too hot to work today. They must be crazy。

MORAL: We should never look so high that we miss(错过) seeing the things
around us.

蚱蜢:看这些蚂蚁。他们在干什么?他们干嘛这么努力工作呀?今天太热,不适合工作。他们一定是疯了。

                                          The Bald(秃头的) Man and the
Fly

Queen: Come on! Work faster!

A fly bit(叮) the head of a bald(秃头的) man who, trying to kill it,
only succeeded in hitting himself hard on the head.

蚁后:加油!快一点! The Ants are busy gathering food. All of the Ants
are sweating. 蚂蚁们正在忙着收集食物。所有的蚂蚁都在流汗。

Escaping(逃脱), the fly made fun(玩笑) of him, saying,

Grasshopper: Oh, my, my! Look at those silly Worker Ants! They are likes
slaves. Look at them sweat! Terrible!

“You who have wished to revenge(报复), even with death, the bite(叮) of
a tiny insect(昆虫),see what harm(伤害) you have done to yourself in the
process!”

蚱蜢:哦,我的天啊!看看那些笨工蚁!他们好像奴隶一样。看看他们流汗的样子!真可怕!

The bald(秃头的) man replied(回答), “I hurt(弄伤) myself by
mistake(无意中), but you hurt(弄伤) me on purpose.

The Queen Ant tells the Worker Ants to work harder。

I wish that I could have killed you, even if by doing so I had
hurt(弄伤) myself even more!”

蚁后要工蚁们更努力地工作。

MORAL: Don’t hurt(弄伤) yourself to get revenge(报复) on another.

Queen: We don’t have much time. Hurry up! We have to gather more food!

                                                      The Bee(蜜蜂) and
Zeus

蚁后:我们没有多少时间了。赶快!我们要收集更多的食物。

A queen(王后) bee(蜜蜂) flew up to heaven(天国) to give Zeus some fresh
honey(蜂蜜).

Ants: Yes, ma’am!

Zeus, happy with the gift(对…感到满意), promised(许诺) to give her
whatever she should ask for.

蚂蚁:是的,夫人!

She said, “Give me a sting((昆虫的)刺), so if any man tries to take my
honey(蜂蜜), I can hurt(伤害) him.”

Grasshopper: Gather food? No time? What does the Queen Ant mean? There
is lots of food here. How silly!

Zeus was very unhappy, as he loved men, but could not refuse(拒绝)
because of his promise(诺言).

蚱蜢:收集食物?没有时间?那个蚁后是什么意思?这里有那么多食物。笨死了!

He then answered the bee(蜜蜂), “You shall have your
sting((昆虫的)刺), but it will cost you your own life.

The Grasshopper doesn’t understand why the Ants are working so hard.
But, he becomes a little curious. He calls the Queen Ant to talk.
蚱蜢不了解,为什么蚂蚁们要如此努力地工作。可是他觉得很好奇。于是他去找蚁后。

If you use your sting((昆虫的)刺), it will stay in their body, and you
will die from the loss of it.”

Grasshopper: Hello there, Queen Ant! Can I ask you a question?

MORAL: By hurting(伤害) others, we often hurt(伤害) ourselves.

蚱蜢:嗨,蚁后!我可以问你一个问题吗?

                                    The Bees(蜜蜂) and the
Beekeeper(养蜂人)

Queen: What is it? I am very busy。

A thief(小偷) got into a beekeeper(养蜂人)’s property when its owner was
away and stole(偷窃) all the honey(蜂蜜).

蚁后:什么问题?我很忙。

When the owner came back and saw that the honey(蜂蜜) was gone,he stood
there thinking about what had happened.

Grasshopper: It is very hot today. Come under the shade and rest for a
while。

The bees(蜜蜂) then came back to their home and when they found the
beekeeper(养蜂人) there,they attacked him fiercely(猛烈地) with their
stings((昆虫的)刺).

蚱蜢:今天很热。到阴凉处来休息一会吧。

The beekeeper(养蜂人) said to the bees(蜜蜂), “You stupid(愚蠢的)
creatures(生物)!

Queen: I don’t have time to rest. Please ask your question。

You let the man who stole(偷窃) your honey(蜂蜜) get away
unpunished(未受惩罚的),

蚁后:我没有时间休息。请问问题吧。

while you direct your anger at me, the person who takes care of you and
tries to protect(保护) you!”

Grasshopper: Okay. Why are you gathering food?

MORAL: People often blame(把…归咎于) their misfortunes(不幸) on their
friends, rather than their enemies(敌人).

蚱蜢:好的,你们为什么要收集食物呢?

                                              The Belly(胃) and the Body
Parts

Queen: It will be winter soon. We must be prepared。

One day, all the body parts realized(意识到) that they were doing all
the work,and the belly(胃) was getting all the food.

蚁后:冬天快到了。我们必须要有所准备。

They held a meeting, and after a long discussion(讨论), decided to stop
work until the belly(胃) agreed to help.

Grasshopper: The winter?! You must be kidding! It is July. Winter is far
away. There is lots of food everywhere. Stop working. Come sing and
dance with me。

So for a day or two, the hands refused(拒绝) to take food,the mouth
refused(拒绝) to receive(接受) it,and the teeth(牙齿) had no work to do.

蚱蜢:冬天?你在开玩笑吧!现在是7月,冬天还早着呢!到处都与一大堆食物。别工作了。跟我一起唱歌跳舞吧!

But after a few days, the other body parts began to find that they were
not in good condition.

Queen: There is no time to sing and play. Winter will come soon, I say.
You should also gather some food. Or else, you will starve in the
winter。

The hands could hardly move, and the mouth was dry, while the legs were
unable to support the body.

蚁后:我没有时间唱歌玩耍。我说冬天快来了,你也应该收集一些食物。否则,在冬天你会饿死的。

They found that even the belly(胃), in its quiet way, was doing
necessary work.

Grasshopper: No, thank you. You keep working. I’ll keeps singing and
dancing in the shade。

They all must work together or the body will go to pieces.

蚱蜢:不了,谢谢你。你继续工作。我继续在阴凉处唱歌和跳舞。

MORAL: It takes all kinds of people to make human society work.

Queen: Do as you please. But don’t come to me for food later。

蚁后:随便你。不过以后可别来找我要食物。

Grasshopper: Don’t worry, I won’t. There is lots of food。

蚱蜢:别担心,我不会的。这里有很多食物。 The Queen Ant and the Worker
Ants continue to work. 蚁后和工蚁们继续工作。

Grasshopper: Poor Ants! They have no fun. I will sing alone。

蚱蜢:可怜的蚂蚁们!他们没有生活乐趣。我要一个人唱歌。 The Grasshopper
sings his favorite song. 蚱蜢唱起来自己最喜欢的歌。

Grasshopper: “It’s summer. Let’s have some fun. Let’s sing and dance all
day long. La, la-la, la, la. La, la-la, la, la What a great song!

蚱蜢:夏天到,让我们一起玩乐。让我们整天唱歌跳舞。啦、啦、啦。。。、啦、啦。。。、啦、啦。。。真是一首好歌。

The Grasshopper continues to sing and dance all summer long. He does not
gather any food. Soon autumn comes and weather gets colder each day. The
fields turn yellow and the leaves fall. The Grasshopper wakes up one
autumn morning with a cold.
蚱蜢不停地唱歌和跳舞,整个夏天。他没有收集任何事物。很快秋天来了,而且天气一天比一天变冷了。原野变黄,树叶开始飘落。蚱蜢醒了,那是一个秋天的早晨,他着凉了。

Grasshopper: Achoo! It is cold this morning. It is much colder than
yesterday. Where are all the leaves? Is it already autumn?

蚱蜢:哈啾,今天早晨真冷。今天比昨天冷多了。树叶都到哪里去了?已经是秋天了吗?

The Grasshopper looks around the field. He suddenly realizes that summer
is over, but he doesn’t worry too much。

蚱蜢看看原野四处,他骤然发现夏天已经结束。可是他却不怎么担心。

Grasshopper: It is a little cold. But it’s not too bad. And there is
still enough food. I shall sing a little more。

蚱蜢:天气是有点冷了,但还不是很糟。而且还有足够的食物。我应该再来唱些歌。

Grasshopper: La, la-la, la-la, la, la. La, la-la, la-la, la, la。

蚱蜢:啦、啦、啦。。。、啦、啦。。。、啦、啦。。。 The Grasshopper
continues to sing and dance all through the autumn. The fields are now
covered with snow, and the wind is very cold. There is nothing to eat.
It is winter.
蚱蜢仍然继续唱歌跳舞,整个秋天。现在原野已经被白雪覆盖。吹来的风是那么的寒冷。已经没有东西可以吃了。冬天到了。

Grasshopper: I’m very cold. I hate the cold weather. I hate the winter。

蚱蜢:我很冷。我讨厌冷天气。我讨厌冬天。 The Grasshopper looks around
for food in the cold. He is freezing and starving to death, but he can’t
find any food.
寒冷中,蚱蜢四处寻找食物。他冷得要死又饿得要命。但他却又找不到任何食物。

Grasshopper: Where is all the food? I am so hungry and cold。

蚱蜢:食物都到哪里去了?我又饿又冷。 The Grasshopper is about to fall to
the ground when suddenly he thinks of the Queen Ant and Worker Ants.
蚱蜢几乎就要倒地的时候,突然想起了蚁后和那些工蚁们。

Grasshopper: I wonder what the Ants are doing. They must have lots of
food. Perhaps, they might help me。

蚱蜢:不知道蚂蚁们在干什么。他们一定有很多食物。或许,他们可以帮我。

The Grasshopper finds the Queen Ant’s house. He hears singing and
dancing coming out from the inside. He knocks at the door.
蚱蜢找到了蚁后的家。他听到唱歌和跳舞的声音正从里面传出来。他敲了敲门。

Queen: I wonder who it is。

蚁后:不知道是谁啊!

The Queen Ant opens the door and is very surprised。

蚁后开了门,她非常惊讶。

Queen: Mr. Grasshopper! What brings you here? And why are you so pale?

蚁后:蚱蜢先生!什么风把你吹来了?你为什么这么苍白?

Grasshopper: I haven’t eaten for five days。

蚱蜢:我已经五天没有吃东西了。

Queen: Why not? Didn’t you gather any food during the summer?

蚁后:为什么?你在夏天没有储存任何食物吗?

Grasshopper: No, I didn’t. I was too busy singing and dancing.

蚱蜢:唉,我没有。我忙着唱歌跳舞呢。

Queen: Too bad. What do you want?

蚁后:那太糟糕了。你有什么事吗?

Grasshopper: Can I have something to eat, please?

蚱蜢:你可以给我点东西吃吗?拜托!

Queen: Remember what I said, “Don’t come to me for food later…”

蚁后:记得我说过的——以后不要来找我要食物。

Grasshopper: Yes, I do. But I am so hungry. Please, give me a little
bread。

蚱蜢:是的,我记得。可是我很饿。。。拜托,请给我一点面包。

Queen: Well, okay. Just wait here for a minute。

蚁后:嗯,好吧。在这里等一下。

The Queen Ant feels sorry for the Grasshopper and goes to the kitchen to
get him some bread. But when she comes back, the Grasshopper and his
guitar have already frozen like ice.
蚁后觉得蚱蜢很可怜。于是她走到厨房里帮她拿了一些面包。可是当她回来时,蚱蜢和他的吉他已经结冻城冰了。

Queen: Poor Mr. Grasshopper! Why don’t you sing and dance now?

蚁后:可怜的蚱蜢?你现在怎么不唱歌和跳舞了呢?

MORAL Don’t be lazy. Always be prepared and diligent. Then you will
always be happy。

道理:不要懒惰。做好充分的准备和孜孜不倦的努力,才能获得幸福。

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