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Pandora

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After the stealing of fire, Zeus became increasingly unkind to men. One day he ordered his son Hephaestus to build an image of a beautiful maiden out of clay. He then asked the gods and goddesses to a...

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Echo and Narcissus

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Narcissus was a handsome youth. His lovely face and graceful form were the admiration of all who looked upon him. And he knew it. He was proud that he thought no one buthimself was worthy to see his y...

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Aphrodite and Adonis

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Aphrodite loved Adonis more than she did anybody else, for he was a brisk, lovely young hunter. She gave up her home at olympus and took to the woods. In the woods she dressed herself up like a huntre...

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Consultation Fee

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A lawyer's dog, running about unleashed, beelines for a butcher shop and steals a roast. Butcher goes to lawyer's office and asks, "If a dog running unleashed steals a piece of meat from my store, do...

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扁鹊的医术

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Bianque was a famous physician in ancient China. One day the King of Wei asked him, "You and your two brothers are all skilled in medicine, which of you is the best?" Bianque answered, "My eldest bro...

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让外国人毛骨悚然的中国成语

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中国成语中显现出来的智慧,的确让美国人心服口服。但是,还有些成语翻译给老外听,不仅让他们很难理解,还让他们“毛骨悚然”。  笔者时常遇到一些中英文碰撞的情况,翻...

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The Patient and the Ship Owner

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This incident occurred one morning outside Albert Sch-weitzer's hospital in the African jungle. A patient had gone fishing in another man's boat. The owner of the boat thought he should be given all t...

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Where is rice from?

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One day, a man named Ai Zi said to the rich man, "Your sons are so stupid and know nothing about the world. How can they take your property over after your death?" Hearing these words, the rich man be...

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Three Craftsmen 三位工匠

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A siege of the city of the enemy, the city residents to get together to discuss common fight against the enemy's approach.一座大城被敌军围困了,城中的居民们聚在一起,共同商议对抗敌人的办法。 A build Car...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 10

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"What d'you think?" Ross asked eventually."It's obvious," I replied, "There must have been a hole in the rain clouds - probably one, oh - a foot by a foot and a half, what you saw ..."But I didn't get...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 11

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aThere was an ironic fragment of truth in what the lady said.The thing was, the dog only accepted Bill as a temporary companion - of course it did not understand the fact that Bill's brother was never...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 12

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I handed Bill his specs(眼镜,规格) , and he peered at the dog, tutting to himself as he did so."Aye, Old Bram, lying out in the yard. Waiting for his life to start up again." He shook his head, wistfully...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 8

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He even began to tremble a little in his hind legs.Within an instant, Bingo had gone from driven and manic(狂躁的) to unsure, and needing comfort. Bill ended up stroking Bingo, who nuzzled against his l...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 9

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"I think I know why the cats don't go in his yard. I might even know what happened when Bingo went to bite Bill."I propped myself up on my elbow(肘部) , and cast a sceptical gaze through the darkness at...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 6

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I subconsciously(潜意识地) thought it odd to see Bill any where outside his home - I had actually never seen him anywhere but within about 10 yards of his house. He rarely ventured even outside of his b...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 7

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I only had Dad's account of what happened next, as it was out of sight of the window on to our yard. He was firmly of the opinion that Bill had bitten off more than he could chew, and that Bingo was a...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 4

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Bill was in actual fact, not so much a man of the world, as a man of Basford and Hartshill, but here was a life lived in an extraordinary richness of simplicity, a wealth of minute experience and also...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 5

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His other characteristic, we soon learned, was tenacity(韧性,固执) . Bingo was not going to be put off by the mere fact of his home now being taken over by strangers - he would not leave. Though he never...

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Ben and the Teddy Bear 本和泰迪熊

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Once upon a time, there was a little boy. His name was Ben. On his first birthday, his parents got him a soft brown teddy bear. The little baby boy carried his teddy bear with him everywhere he went....

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 1

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Bill was a retired, life long bachelor. He lived alone in the small terraced house(连栋房屋) next door but two from us. On a number of occasions, I visited Bill's house, and it seemed that it hadn't rea...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 2

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Dogs had only played walk on parts in my family. As far as I was concerned the all defining object in a house was a television. There was one in Bill's house. It stood like a lonely, redundant sentine...

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Bill, Bingo and Bram 3

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Bill would tell us stories of his work, of holidays, of his biggest adventure, which involved travelling across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man in stormy seas. He had been young with men who still li...

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The Three Lazy Ones 三个懒汉

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A king had three sons whom he loved equally well, and he did not know which of them to appoint as king following his own death.When the time came for him to die he called them to his bed and said, &ld...

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Two Brothers

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One day the Mountain man said to the Sea man, "I have never tried fishing in my life. I'd like to go fishing in the sea at a time. So why don't you exchange your fishing rod(钓杆) for my bow and arrows...

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Rumpelstiltskin 侏儒怪

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Once upon a time there was a miller who was poor, but who had a beautiful daughter. Now it happened that he got into a conversation with the king, and to make an impression on him he said, "I have a d...

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The Little Peasant 小农夫

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There was a village where all the peasants were rich except for just one poor one, whom they called the little peasant. He did not own a single cow, and had even less money to buy one with, but he and...

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Foundling-Bird 鸟弃儿

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Once upon a time there was a forester(林务官,护林员) . He went into the woods to hunt, and after entering the woods he heard a sound of crying, as though it were a little child. Following the sound, he f...