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He is a mute, Although can understand others speech, Cannot say own actually feeling. She is his neighbor, The girl who is bound by a common destiny with the grandmother.

He really looks like an elder brother, Leads her to go to school, Accompanies her to play, Listens to her chirp with a smile grasps the speech.

He only uses the hand signal and she converses, Possible she to be able to read his each look. Gazes at in her vision from elder brother, She knew he has likes oneself.



他只用手语和她交谈,而她能明白他的意思,可能她能读懂他的每一个表情。从他注视她的目光里,她知道他对自己心有所属。 Afterwards, She finally tests went to college, Extremely happy, He then starts to go all out to make money, Then sends continuously for her. She has not rejected.

Finally, She has graduated, Started the work. Then, she said firmly to him that, “Elder brother, I must marry to you!” He looked like only the frightened rabbit to escape, again is not willing to see her, how regardless of she does entreat. Do you think i pity you? Do you think i appreciate you? no, i've fallen in love with you since i was12。But, She can not obtain his reply. 后来,她终于考上了大学,开心极了。他却开始拼命挣钱,然后不断地寄钱给她供她读书。她并没有拒绝。



One day, She has been admitted to the hospital suddenly. He has scared, Runs looks at her. Doctor said, In her throat steadily a lump, Although has excised, Destroyed the vocal cord actually, Possibly again also could not deliver the speech. On hospital bed, Her tearful eyes dance gaze he, Therefore they married.

Very many years, Nobody listens to them to deliver a speech. They use the hand, With pen, Converses with the look, Shares is joyful and is sad. They became have loved the object which the men and women envied. The people said,That pair of how happy mute husbands and wives!

Love could not prevent god of death arrival, He abandoned her to walk first. The people feared she cannot undergo loses lover's attack to comfort her。By now, She takes back gazes at his portrait after-image the dull crazy vision, Opens the mouth to say suddenly that,“He walked.”

The rumor has revealed ............







Thus have I heard, the below poignant and hilarious accounts are based on actual concurrent incidents…

The old abbot of a temple had a terrible toothache.

So bad was it that it was debilitating…

affecting his nerves literally.

The hospital stay was humbling to him.

It made him reflect

about the importance of spiritual cultivation

before his time in this life ran out.

He wanted to practice well.

A young disciple of the abbot

had a terrible stroke.

So bad was it that it was debilitating…

affecting his nerves literally.

The hospital stay was boring to him.

It made him reflect

about the importance of entertainment

before his time in this hospital ran out.

He wanted a video game.






















A jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

一个失业的人去微软申请办公室文员的职位,人事经理面试他,并且看着他打扫地板,作为测试。 "You are employed" he said. " Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start."


The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email".


"I'm sorry", said the HR manager." If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job."

“我很抱歉,”人事经理说:“如果你没有邮箱,那就意味着你不能生存,一个不能生存的人当然不能有工作。” The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate.He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with.


The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday.Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US.


He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance.He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan.

When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email.

The man replied,"I don't have an email."


The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an e mail?!!" The man thought for a while and replied, "Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!"


Moral of the story 故事寓意

Moral 1

Internet is not the solution to your life.


Moral 2

If you don't have Internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.



1.Imagine reading that your husband or brother who has been held in a prison for years is finally going to be released. You make the long journey to the prison and stand outside the prison gates, waiting desperately for the moment you'll be reunited with your loved one, only to hear... ' April Fools! No one's being released!' This experience happened to sixty people in April 2000 who read in the Opinia newspaper that their loved ones were going to be released from the Baia Mare prison in Romania. They made the long journey to the prison, only to learn that the paper had played an April Fool's joke on them. The Opinia later published an apology.


2.Glenn Howlett's colleagues at London city hall thought they had dreamed up(v.空想出, <俗>构思, 创造, 设计(发明物等)) a great gag. They sent him a memo informing him that the really big report he was working on was going to be due early, in just two weeks. The tip-off was that the memo was dated April 1st. Ha Ha. Except Howlett didn't realize it was a joke. He received the memo while on vacation and immediately cut his vacation short and phoned the office to tell everyone to start getting busy. But as he contemplated the new deadline he worked himself up into

an increasing state of panic, until soon he began to experience heart palpitations. Finally he collapsed from the stress and had to take leave from work. As he was recovering he realized it just wasn't worth risking his health to finish the report, so he filed for early retirement. At which point someone told him the early deadline was just a joke. He responded by suing for damages. As a consequence of his lawsuit, city hall banned employees from pulling any more pranks.

伦敦市政厅工作的 Glenn Howlett,被他的同事狠狠整了一次。在他度假的时候,他的同事告诉他,他要做的一份报告必须提前上交,最后期限就是4月1日。他信以为真,取消了休假,日夜赶工的同时身体也累垮了,住院的时候他琢磨着这样不行啊,不能因为工作把人给弄残了,于是申请提前退休。就在这时有人告诉他,他被耍了。随后 Glenn Howlett控诉他的那几个同事,结果伦敦市政厅从此之后禁止员工之间开这样的玩笑。

3.Paul Goobie tied a dead chihuahua to the bumper of his co-worker's car. His co-worker, Kevin Meloy, got in the car and drove off, unaware that the chihuahua was there. Obviously passing motorists were horrified. But what made the situation even worse was that Meloy was deaf,so he couldn't hear the other motorists frantically honking at him. Happily he drove on for miles until finally someone was able to get his attention. Police charged Goobie with unlawful disposal of a dead animal.

一个叫Paul Goobie的人在同事Kevin Meloy车子的保险杠上拴了一只死去的吉娃娃狗。Kevin驾车上街后,街上的人都给吓坏了。因为Kevin是聋子,他听不见别的司机冲他揿喇叭的声音,所以就拖着一只死狗一路奔驰。最后被起诉非法处理死去的动物尸体。

4.Randy Wood's marriage was over, but apparently he was still a little bitter about the divorce.Sohe decided to play a prank on his ex-wife. He called her up and asked her to come over, telling her that he had something to show her. Obligingly she drove over, only to find him hanging by a noose from a tree in his front yard. Terrifed, she immediately dialed 911. Emergency services, including firefighters, policemen, and paramedics, soon showed up(v.揭露, 露出, 露面). But when they went to cut Wood down they discovered he wasn't dead. He wasn't even hurt. He had strung himself up as a prank to scare his ex-wife, using a lineman's harness similar to those used by utility crews. The authorities warned that he would face a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail for his prank.

一个叫Randy Wood的人在愚人节给他前妻打电话,说想见她。他前妻来的时候却惊恐地发现他上吊自杀了。于是她拨打了急救电话,还叫了消防队和警察。等人都到齐后,大家才发现是假的,他是用吊不死人的背带上吊的。警方说,罚款可能高达1000美元,并可能入狱一年。

5.Sitra Walker was an employee at a clothing store in Columbus, Ohio. She had only been working there for two weeks, but already she felt that she knew the manager well enough to joke around with him. So on April 1, 2003 she called him up(召唤, 使想起, 提出, 打电话给) at his home and told him that armed men were robbing the store. The manager immediately called the police, who promptly dispatched four cruisers. Minutes later Walker phoned the manager again and screamed 'April Fools'. Too late.When the police arrived moments later they weren't amused and charged her with inducing a panic. Walker's manager fired her.

一家服装店的雇员 Sitra Walker只在那工作了两个星期,然而她觉得自己和经理已经熟到可以开玩笑的程度了。愚人节那天她打电话给经理说店里被人抢了。经理立刻打电话报警,警察派了四辆巡逻车来。等她再打电话来说是开玩笑时,迟了。警察没觉得这个好笑,起诉她蓄意制造混乱。而经理也毫不犹豫地开除了她。

5、运用智慧 适时舍得

s a master who went to India. In those times, we didn't have the communications or airplanes or many kinds of transportation that we do now. So the master went to India on foot. He had never been to India before; perhaps he came from Persia. And when he got there, he saw a lot of fruit. In India they have plenty of fruit to sell,but much of it is expensive because they can't grow much due to the water situation. So he saw one basket, a big basket of some very red, long fruit. And it was the cheapest in the shop, not expensive at all.


So he went up(上升, 增长, 被兴建起来) and asked, "How much per kilo?" And the shopkeeper said, "Two rupees." Two rupees in India is nothing; it's like dirt. So he bought a whole kilogram of the fruit and started eating it. But after he ate some of it: Oh, my God! His eyes watered,(his mouth watered and burned, his eyes were burning, his head was burning and his face became red. As he coughed and choked and gasped for breath, he jumped up and down, saying, "Ah! Ah! Ah!"

他就走过去询问:“这个一公斤要多少钱?”小贩回答:“两卢比。”两卢比在印度根本不算什么,像尘土一样不值钱,于是他就整整买了一公斤,然后开始吃。 吃了几口之后,这位师父就眼泪、口水齐流,眼睛发红,嘴巴辣得像着火一样,整个头好像要烧起来,他又咳又呛,满脸通红地喘不过气来,在那里边跳边叫. But he still continued to eat the fruit! Some people who were looking at him shook their heads and said, "You're crazy, man. Those are chilies! You can't eat so many; they're not good for you! People use them as a condiment(调味品), but only a little bit to put into food for taste. You can't just eat them by the handful like that; they're not fruit!" So the stupid master said, "No, I can't stop! I paid money for them, and now I'll eat them. It's my money!"

不过他还是继续吃!有人看到他这样子后,就摇摇头说:“老兄,你是脑袋坏掉啦?这是辣椒耶!不能吃那么多,这样对你不好。辣椒是用来调味的,煮菜时每次只放一点点在食物里增加味道。这个不是水果,不能这样整把拿起来吃啊!”那位笨师父说:“不行,我已经花钱买了,就要把它吃完,这可都是钱哪!” And you think that master was stupid, right? Similarly, we sometimes do a lot of things like that. We invest money, time or effort in a relationship, business or job. And even though(即使) it's

been a long time, bitter experience tells us it won't work, and we know there's no more hope that things will change in the future this we definitely know by intuition(直觉)。we still continue just because we've invested money, time, effort and love into it. If so,we're kaput(过时的, 故障的,失败了的)in the brain.Just like the man who ate the chilies and suffered so much but couldn't stop because he didn't want to waste the money he'd paid.


So even if you've lost something, let it go and move on(继续前进).That's better than continuing to lose.




Develop Your Own Helping Rituals

If you want your life to stand for peace and kindness,it' s helpful to do kind, peaceful things. One of my favorite ways to do this is by developing my own helping rituals. These little acts of kindness are opportunities to be of service and reminders of how good it feels to be kind and helpful.

We live in a rural area of the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of what we see is be auty and nature. One of the exceptions to the beauty is the litter that some peop le throw out of their windows as they are driving on the rural roads. One of the few drawbacks to living out the boondocks is that public services, such as litter collection, are less available than they are closer to the city.

A helping ritual that I practice regularly with my two children is picking up li tter in our surrounding area. We' ve become so accustomed to doing this that my da ughters will often say to me in animated voices, "There' s some litter, Daddy, stop the car!" And if we have time, we will often pull over and pick it up. It may seem strange, but we actually enjoy it. We pick up litter in parks, on sidewalks, practically anywhere. Once I even saw a complete stranger picking up litter close to where we live. He smiled at me and said, "I saw you doing it, and it seemed like a good idea."

Picking up litter is only one of an endless supply of possible helping rituals. You might like holding a door open for people, visiting lonely elderly people in nursing homes, or shoveling snow off someone else' s driveway. Think of something that seems effortless yet helpful. It' s fun, personally rewarding, and sets a good example. Everyone wins.



如果你想让自己的生活安宁祥和,最好做一些友善平和的事情。我最喜欢的一种方式是培养 自己乐于助人的习惯。这些小小的善行让你有机会去帮助别人,让你意识到待人友善、乐于助人的感觉有多好。 我们住在旧金山圣弗朗西斯科湾地区的郊外。我们目所能及的几乎都是美丽的自然风光。与这美景不太和谐的是有人驱车行驶在乡间小路上时随手从车窗往外扔垃圾。而居住在这种偏远的地方的一个缺点就是缺少必要的公共服务,例如,垃圾的收集就不如靠近市区那样方便。




A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be, grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene. So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.


She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking,"If I wasn't so nice, I would blacken his eye." With each cookie she took, he took one too. When only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half. He offered her half, as he ate the other.


She snatched it from him and thought...oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he's also rude. Why he didn't even show any gratitude! She had never known when she had been so galled and sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the ingrate thief.


She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat. Then she sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise. There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes. If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the others were his, and he tried to share. Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

登机之后,她舒适地坐在座位上,开始找那本马上就要看完的书。就在她够到行李时,却惊讶地喘不过气来。她的曲奇饼不就放在自己眼前吗?她绝望地喃喃着,如果这是我的,那么那些曲奇饼就是他的啦,是他在和我分享。她悲哀地意识到,道歉已经太晚,她才是那个不讲理的、忘恩负义的、偷了曲奇饼的人。 How many times in our lives have we absolutely known that something was a certain way, only to discover later that what we believed to be true...was not?


It is only when we silence the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us.

只有当我们让日常生活中那些喧嚣的声音沉静下来时,我们才能听到生活展现给我们的真理的低语。 When you find something funny search it for hidden truth.


8、Excellent Skills( 绝妙的技巧) 【英文原文】

Excellent Skills

After friends of mine landed at busy Newwark Airport, they were unable to attract the attention of any porters to help with their luggage. In desperation, the husband took out a five-dollar bill and waved it above the crowd.

In an instant, a skycap was at his side. Sir, observed the porter, you certainly have excellent communication skills.





9、胡萝卜、鸡蛋和咖啡豆 你是哪个呢?

A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her ,She did not know she was going to make it and want to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling .It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.


Her father, a cook ,took her to the kitchen ,He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire .Soon the pots came to a boil. In one he placed carrots, in the second he placed eggs, and in the last he placed ground coffee beans. He led them sit and boil, without saying a word.


The daughter sucked her teeth and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. In about twenty minutes he turned off the burners, He fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them a bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out and placed it in a mug. Turning to her he asked," Darling, what do you see?"


"Carrots, eggs, and coffee." she replied.


He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots, She did and noted that they were soft .He then asked her to take an egg and break it ,After pulling off the shell ,she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee .She smiled ,as she tasted its rich aroma. 父亲把她带近了这些东西,要她去摸胡萝卜,她摸了之后,注意到,它们变柔软了。然后,他又要她去拿一个鸡蛋并把它敲破,在把壳剥掉之后,她观察了这个煮熟的鸡蛋。最后,父亲要她饮一口咖啡。尝着芳香四溢的咖啡,她微笑起来。

"What does it mean ,Father?" she humbly asked.


He explained that each of them had faced the same adversity, boiling wate ,but each reacted differently, The carrot went in strong, hard ,and unrelenting ,But after being subjected to the boiling water ,it softened and weak. The egg had being fragile, Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But after sitting through the boiling water ,its inside became hardened ,The ground coffee beans were unique ,however ,After they were in the boiling water ,they had changed the water .


"Which are you?" he asked his daughter.


When adversity knocks on your door ,how do you respond? Are you a carrot ,an egg ,or a coffee bean?

当逆境找上你时,你该如何应对呢? 你是胡萝卜、鸡蛋,还是咖啡豆?

10、The ability of the Kangaroo( 袋鼠的能力)


The ability of the Kangaroo

The zoo built a special eight-foot-high enclosure for its newly acquired kangaroo, but the next morning the animal was found hopping around outside. The height of the fence was increased to 15 feet, but the kangaroo got out again. Exasperated, the zoo director had the height increased to 30 feet, but the kangaroo still escaped. A giraffe asked the kangaroo, "How high do you think they'll build the fence?"

"I don't know, " said the kangaroo. "Maybe a thousand feet if they keep leaving the gate unlocked.



动物园为刚引进的袋鼠建了一个特殊的八英尺高的围墙。但是第二天早上,人们发现这动物在围墙外面蹦跳着。于是围墙高度增加到十五英尺,但袋鼠还是跑了出来。动物园经理甚感恼火,又叫人把围墙高度加到三十英尺,但袋鼠还是逃了出来。一个长颈鹿问袋鼠:“你认为他们会把围墙建到多高?” “我不知道,”袋鼠说,“如果他们继续开着大门,可能要修到一千英尺吧。”

11、a pale wall 一堵空白的墙

Never ever had he been so thirsty for a look at the world outside the window like now.

The disease befell so furiously that he could not be spared and was arranged in a small ward with another patient in the segregation area in a hospital. The ward had nothing other than a small window that connected to the outside world.

His roommate was allowed to sit up in bed because some medical instruments would take some liquid out of his lung every afternoon. His roommate?s bed was tightly close to the window, while he could only lie in bed all day long.

Every afternoon, when sitting up by the window, his roommate would gleefully tell him the ongoing scenes outside the window: Seen through the window, a lake was lying placidly in the park, on which there were ducks and swans. Children were happily casting pieces of bread to the fish or playing with their model ships. Young lovers were leisurely walking strolling hand in hand und

er the trees. Some people were playing balls in the grass with plenty of flowers blooming. Above the farthest row of trees was the beautiful sky.

He was listening attentively and enjoying every precious minute of life. He was told that a child almost fell into the lake and that an attractive girl was dressed in a delicate skirt. His roommate?s vivid depiction made him feel like seeing the real scene with his own eyes. The picture of life was so harmonious and loving!

In a slightly rainy dusk, he felt not reconciled to his situation suddenly: Why could his roommate enjoy the beautiful landscapes outside the window while he couldn?t? He felt deeply upset as if a bug was eating through his heart. The more he thought, the more eagerly he would like to exchange his position with his roommate?s.

In the midnight, he stared at the ceiling and sank into thought. All of a sudden, his roommate was coughing heavily and wanted to call the nurse, but failed to reach the button of the bell. He pretended to be sound asleep, but after second thought he wanted to press the bell button….. In his hesitation of seconds, he stunningly found that his mate had stopped breathing.

On his roommate?s death, he felt lonely, greatly miserable and guilty for not saving him. The doctor thought that he did not want to face an empty bed every day, so he promised to change another ward for him. Just the moment he was lifted on the stretcher, he spotted the scene outside the window—a pale wall.




每天下午,睡在窗旁的那个人坐起来,都会饶有兴致地给他讲一些窗外的情景:从窗口向外看可以看到公园里的湖;湖内有鸭子和天鹅,孩子们在那儿撒面包片,放模型船: 年轻的恋人在树下携手散步,在鲜花盛开、绿草如茵的地方有人玩球嬉戏,后头一排树顶上则美丽的天空。

他静静地倾听着,享受生命里每一分钟。他听见一个孩子差点跌到湖里, 一个美丽的女孩穿着漂亮的裙子 。同伴的描述使他如同亲历外面的美景。生命的图画如此和谐,让他眷恋。






Little Mary: I find in my history book there is always such number (1451-1560) after the name Christopher Columbus. Would you please explain why, sir?

Little Rose: I can tell her, sir. It was Columbus' telephone number!




13、一只特立独行的青蛙 容

Wanda, the neighborhood witch, was a good witch and had been one for about 221 years. Her fondest dream was to become a fairy godmother. She had been going to the Fairy Godmother Academy for 103 years, learning fairy godmother magic: how to turn pumpkins into coaches, how to make things vanish in clouds of smoke, even how to change mice into horses and footmen.

Just that very morning the principal of the Academy had said Wanda was ready for her final test. She was to change the first animal she met into something else. The animal was to be so happy at becoming whatever it became that it would say, “Oh, happy day! I?m a ____.” If it did, Wanda would pass the test. She would become a fairy godmother, with a sparkling pink dress, a golden crown, and a magic wand tipped with a shining star.

However, if she failed, she would have to start school all over again—all 103 years of it.

“Good luck,” the principal said as Wanda left the Academy.





The very first animal Wanda bumped into was Charley, a little green frog who sat in a pond by the side of the road catching bugs with his long, sticky tongue and croaking “Baroomp! Baroomp!”

When Charley saw Wanda he jumped onto a lily pad. “Hi,” he cried. “Witch way are you going? Ha, ha. That?s a joke, Wanda. ?Witch way are you going?? Get it?”

“I get it, Charley,” replied Wanda, “but it?s not much of a joke. Anyway, I'm glad you?re here. I have a surprise for you. You?ll be so happy.“ Then, without even an“if you please,” Wanda waved her wand, said a magic word, and poof! Charley, the little green frog, turned into a prince! He was a handsome prince but a wet one. The lily pad had collapsed under his weight and dumped him into the water. Charley-turned-prince stood up and looked at his reflection in the water. “Hey!” he cried. “You turned me into a prince! It?s a surprise all right, but I don?t want to be a prince. I want to be a frog! Change me back right now!”

“Oh, dear,” Wanda said. “You know I don?t like to be yelled at, Charley. Now you?ve made me forget the reverse spell. But who wouldn?t rather be a prince than a frog?”






“I wouldn?t!” cried Charley. “I want to be a frog!” He stuck out his tongue, missing a bug flying by the end of his nose. “Look at that, Wanda! I was such a good fly catcher. And I had eyes on top of my head, too. I could see forward and backward and sideways all at once, but look at me now. With my eyes in front of my face, I can only see one direction at a time. I don?t even have a castle, Wanda. What kind of prince is that? I?d really rather be a frog. Please change me back!”

“I can?t, Charley. But you?ll learn to be happy as a prince. As for a castle, I can take care of that.” She waved her wand, and suddenly a castle appeared by the banks of the pond. It had stone walls, oaken doors, and pennants waving from its turrets. “Your very own palace, Charley! You?ll have servants, eat fancy foods and ice cream. . . .”

“Bah!”Charley interrupted. “Who wants servants, or ice cream and fancy foods? I want bugs!” He stuck out his tongue and looked down his nose at it, cross-eyed. “This tongue is no good—it?s too short!” he cried. “I can?t even see it.”

Again Wanda waved her wand. “Look, Charley, musicians,” he said. Out of the castle marched dozens of musicians blowing trumpets, tootling flutes, and banging drums. “See? Your own band. They?ll play music, and you can sing and dance and snap your fingers to your heart?s content.”

“I don?t want to sing and dance!” Charley cried.“And why would I do something as silly as snapping my fingers?”






"Snapping fingers!" exclaimed Wanda. “That?s it, Charley. That?s what I forgot!” She snapped her fingers, cried “Upsi-doodle!” and poof! the castle and musicians disappeared and the prince became a little green frog.

Charley hopped onto a lily pad. He looked at himself in the water. “You did it, Wanda. Oh, happy day! I?m a frog.”

Wanda smiled and thought to herself, “So I have to go back to school for another 103 years. Who cares? Charley?s happy, and that?s what really counts.”

Well, it wasn?t exactly ?Oh, happy day! I?m a prince,?but the principal of the Fairy Godmother Academy decided that ?Oh, happy day! I?m a frog? was close enough. Wanda hadn?t thought about herself. She had only wanted to make Charley happy. Thinking about others was the most important thing fairy godmothers had to do.

The principal waved her magic wand. Lo and behold, Wanda the Witch became Wanda the Fairy Godmother . . . sparkling pink dress, magic wand with a star, and all.






14、Senior Class(年长者阶层)


Senior Class

During the doctor's periodic visit to my elderly mother, I told him that Mother would be celebrating her 98th birthday in few days. Delighted by the news, he bent down and gave her a kiss for the occasion. He then announced that he, too, would be celebrating a birthday in few days and asked for a kiss in return.

When he left, my mother shook her head in disgust. "Can you imagine, " she said. "Seventy dollars and I had to kiss him too!"



医生按期来探视我的老母。我告诉他母亲不几天就要庆祝她98岁的生日了。医生听了也很高兴,为此,他弯下腰来亲了她一下。然后他说不几天他也要庆祝自己的生日,并要求她还他一个吻。 医生走后,我母亲厌恶地摇摇头。“你能想象吗,”她说,“付了他70元,我还得亲他!”


The wolf and the fox wanted to eat the rabbit, but it wasn't easy to catch him.

One day the wolf said to the fox, "You go home and lie in bed. I'll tell the rabbit that you are dead. When he comes to look at you, you can jump up and catch him." That's a good idea," said the fox.

He went home at once. The wolf went to the rabbit's house and knocked at the door. "Who is it?" asked the rabbit. "It's the wolf. I've come to tell you that the fox is dead." Then the wolf went away.

The rabbit went to the fox's house. He looked in through the window and saw the fox lying in bed with his eyes closed. He thought, "Is the fox really dead or is he pretending to be dead? If he's not dead, he'll catch me when I go near him." so he said, "The wolf says that the fox is dead. But he doesn't look like a dead fox. The mouth of a dead fox is always open." When the fox heard this, he thought, "I'll show him that I'm dead." So he opened his mouth. The rabbit knew that the fox wasn't dead, and he ran as quickly as he could.









As we all know, love is the crux of a happy life.

Love helps us stay calm and serene even when things are tough.

It can carry us through the hard times.

Love looks for ways to be of service.

Love is enjoying the surprises of life

and being totally delighted with what life gives you.

Love is the key to happiness

and it is a real blessing to others.

People who love make the world a kind and gentle place

and other people feel safe around them.

They appreciate differences

instead of making them a cause for prejudice or fighting.


三 众所周知,爱是幸福生活的关键所在。












The Fruit Trial

Three men who were lost in the forest were captured by cannibals. The cannibal king told the prisoners that they could live if they pass a trial.

The first step of the trial was to go to the forest and get ten pieces of the same kind of fruit. So all three men went separate ways to gather fruits.

The first one came back and said to the king, "I brought ten apples." The king then explained the trial to him. "You have to shove the fruits up your butt without any expression on your face or you'll be eaten."

The first apple went in... but on the second one he winced out in pain, so he was killed.

The second one arrived and showed the king ten berries. When the king explained the trial to him he thought to himself that this should be easy.

So he proceeded: 1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8... and on the 9th berry he burst out in laughter and was killed immediately.

Weeks later, the first guy and the second guy met in heaven. The first one asked, "Why did you laugh, you almost got away with it?"

"I couldn't help it, I saw the third guy coming with pineapples."


三个在森林迷路的人被食人族抓住了。食人族首领对他们说,如果他们能通过一项游戏,他们就能活命。 测验的第一关是,去森林里采摘属于同一品种的10个水果。所以,这三个人分散开来去采摘水果。




他开始了,一个,两个,三个, …….当到第九个葡萄的时候,他大笑了起来,所以,他马上被吃了。 几星期过去了,第一个人和第二个人在天堂碰面了。第一个人问第二个人:“你当时干嘛笑啊,你都快成功了?”



For long, a little boy was wondering why his next-desk-pal could rank 1st in the class whenever he wanted to, whereas he himself failed to: he only ranked 21st.


At home, he asked his Mom, “Mom, am I more stupid than others? I feel I am as obedient and as careful as him, but how come I always lag behind? "Hearing the words, Mom was aware that her son began to gain amour-propre, which was now being undermined by the ranking system. Staring at him, she went wordless, not knowing how to explain.


In another test, the son ranked 17th, while his pal remained 1st. Back home, he raised the same question. Mom really wanted to inform her son that intelligence differs, which means that students ranking 1st are supposed to be cleverer than normal ones. However, was this disillusioning answer the one that her son was constantly curious about? Thank goodness she did not open her mouth.


How to answer her son?s question? There were times she felt an impulse to equivocate, “You are too lazy. You are not as industrious as others…” but she stopped when envisioning her son suffering from the pains of unsatisfied grades and rankings. She thought it cruel to inflict any additional burden on his son and was trying to find out a perfect answer.


Time elapsing swiftly, the son finished primary school. Despite studying harder and better, he was still unable to keep up with his pal. To show her pride of him, Mom decided to take him to the sea. During the trip, she managed to give out an answer.


Now, the son no longer worries about his rankings, and there are no longer boring guys who would inquire his rankings in primary school, because, with the 1st ranking, he is accepted by Tsinghua University. Back home in winter vacation, he was invited to address the students and parents in his high school. In the speech, he mentioned an valuable experience in his childhood, “…When my mother and I was lying on the beach, she pointed to the front and said, ?Do you see the seabirds scrambling for food over there? When the waves come near, little birds can rise quickly while “clumsy” sea-gulls would take more time to complete the process. However, have you noticed birds that finally fly across the endless ocean are none other than “clumsy” sea-gulls??” The moving speech provoked many mothers present into tears, including his mother.



pull one's leg 开玩笑(不是“拉后腿”)

in one's birthday suit 赤身裸体(不是“穿着生日礼服”)

eat one's words 收回前言(不是“吃话”)

an apple of love 西红柿(不是“爱情之果”)

handwriting on the wall 不祥之兆(不是“大字报”)

bring down the house 博得全场喝彩(不是“推倒房子”)

have a fit 勃然大怒(不是“试穿”)

make one's hair stand on end 令人毛骨悚然—恐惧(不是“令人发指——气愤”)

be taken in 受骗,上当(不是“被接纳”)

think a great deal of oneself 高看或看重自己(不是“为自己想得很多”)

pull up one's socks 鼓起勇气(不是“提上袜子”)

have the heart to do (用于否定句)忍心做……不是“有心做”或“有意做”)

20、小男孩真情演唱 奇迹挽救病危中的妹妹

Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new siblin.They find out that the new baby is going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sings to his sister in Mommy's tummy.


The pregnancy progresses normally for Karen, an active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown, Tennessee. Then the labor pains come. Every five minutes, every minute. But complications arise during delivery. Hours of labor. Would a C-section be required? 凯伦住在田纳西州莫里斯镇,是卫理公会的虔诚信徒。凯伦的怀孕过程很顺利,终于到了生产的那一天。先是每隔5分钟疼一次,然后每分钟都会疼。生产的时候出现了异常,持续了好几个钟头。需要剖腹产吗? Finally, Michael's little sister is born. But she is in serious condition. With siren howling in the night, the ambulance rushes the infant to the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital,

Knoxville, Tennessee. The days inch by. The little girl gets worse. The pediatric specialist tells the parents, "There is very little hope. Be prepared for the worst."


Karen and her husband contact a local cemetery about a burial plot. They have fixed up a special room in their home for the new baby now they plan a funeral. Michael, keeps begging his parents to let him see his sister, "I want to sing to her," he says.


Week two in intensive care. It looks as if a funeral will come before the week is over. Michael keeps nagging about singing to his sister, but kids are never allowed in Intensive Care. But Karen makes up her mind. She will take Michael whether they like it or not. If he doesn't see his sister now, he may never see her alive.


She dresses him in an oversized scrub suit and marches him into ICU. He looks like a walking laundry basket, but the head nurse recognizes him as a child and bellows, "Get that kid out of here now! No children are allowed. The mother rises up strong in Karen, and the usually mild-mannered lady glares steel-eyed into the head nurse's face, her lips a firm line.


"He is not leaving until he sings to his sister!"


Karen tows Michael to his sister's bedside. He gazes at the tiny infant losing the battle to live. And he begins to sing. In the pure hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sings:


"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray..." “你是我的阳光,我唯一的阳光,你让阴郁的天空充满欢笑……”

Instantly the baby girl responds. The pulse rate becomes calm and steady.


Keep on singing, Michael.


"You never know, dear, how much I love you, Please don't take my sunshine away..."


The ragged, strained breathing becomes as smooth as a kitten's purr.


Keep on singing, Michael.


"The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my arms..."


Michael's little sister relaxes as rest, healing rest, seems to sweep over her.


Keep on singing, Michael.


Tears conquer the face of the bossy head nurse. Karen glows.


"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Please don't, take my sunshine away."


Funeral plans are scrapped. The next day, the very next day, the little girl is well enough to go home! Woman's Day magazine called it "the miracle of a brother's song." The medical staff just called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle of God's love!

葬礼取消了。第二天,真的是第二天,妹妹就康复出院了!《健康之友》杂志(Woman's Day magazine)称之为“哥哥歌声带来了奇迹”。医生们只把这称之为奇迹。凯伦则认为这是上帝之爱的奇迹!

Never give up on the people you love. 所以,永远不要放弃你爱的人。

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