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【英语故事】施比受更有福  

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                        英语中有一句谚语:It is more blessed to give than to receive.

           意思是:施比受更有福。如果你对这句话的含义并不是十分明白,

           那么请读一下这个故事,读后就你会理解其真正的含义。更重要的是,

           我们应该在现实生活中凭自己的能力去帮助那些需要帮助的人们。因

           为  Helpinmg those in need is one of the greatest pleasures in 

           one’s life.

 

                              【英语故事】施比受更有福 - 佳中 - 佳中Blog

 

       A young man, a student in one of our universities, was one day taking a walk with a professor,

who  was  commonly  called  the  students'  friend,  for  his  kindness  to  those  who waited on his 

instructions. As  they  went  along,  they  saw  lying  in  the  path  a  pair  of  old  shoes, which they 

supposed  to  belong  to  a  poor  man  who  was  working in a field close by, and who had nearly 

finished his day's work.

     The student turned to the professor, saying: "Let us play the man a trick: we will hide his shoes,

and  conceal ourselves behind those bushes,  and  wait to see his perplexity when he cannot find 

them."

     "My young friend," answered the professor,  "we should never amuse ourselves at the expense

of the poor. But you are rich, and may give yourself a much greater pleasure by means of the poor 

man. Put a gold coin into each shoe, and then we will hide ourselves and watch how the discovery 

affects him."

     The student did so, and they both placed themselves behind the bushes close by. The poor man

soon finished his work, and came across the field to the path where he had left his coat and shoes.

While  putting  on  his coat he slipped his foot into one of his shoes; but feeling something hard, he

stooped down to feel what it was,  and  found the coin.  Astonishment and wonder were seen upon 

his countenance.  He gazed upon the coin,  turned it round,  and looked at it again and  again.  He 

then looked around him on all sides, but no person was to be seen. He now put the money into his 

pocket, and proceeded to put on the other shoe; but his surprise was doubled on finding the other 

gold coin.

     His feelings overcame him;  he  fell  upon  his knees, looked up to heaven and uttered aloud a 

fervent thanksgiving,  in  which he spoke of his wife,  sick  and  helpless,  and his children without 

bread, whom the timely bounty, from some unknown hand, would save from perishing.

    The  student  stood  there  deeply  affected,  and  his  eyes  filled  with  tears.  "Now,"  said the 

professor, " you are much better pleased than if you had played your intended trick,aren't you?" 

The youth replied,  "You have taught me a lesson which  I  will  never forget. I feel now the truth of 

those words,  which I never understood before: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

 

                                                              【阅读文摘】施比受更有福 - 佳中 - 嘉华相恋

 

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        我们大学的一个年轻学生有一天与一位教授出去散步。这位教授被称为学生的朋友,因为他

那些想聆听他教诲的学生总是亲切有加。他们漫步走来,瞥见小道上放着一双旧鞋子。他们猜

想,这双鞋应该属于正在附近地里干活的那个穷人的,他快要干完一天的活了。

         这个学生转身对教授说:“我们来跟这个穷人开个玩笑吧,我们把他的鞋子藏起来,然后我们

在那些灌木后面,等着看他找不到鞋时的窘境。” 

        “我年轻的朋友,” 教授回答说,“我们决不该拿穷人来取乐。你很有钱, 可以通过帮助这个穷

人使自己快乐无比。你在每一个鞋里放一个金币,然后我们隐藏起来,看看农夫发现金币时的反

应。”

        这个学生照教授说的做了,他们躲进了附近的灌木林。那个穷人很快干完活,穿过田地回

到他放上衣和鞋子的小道。他一边穿衣一边将脚伸进一只鞋里,感到鞋里有硬东西,于是弯下

腰查看,他发现了金币,脸上露出了惊讶的神色。他盯着金币看了一会儿,翻过来看了又看,

然后环顾一下四周,看周围没有人便将钱塞进口袋。接着他穿另一只鞋,发现了另一枚金币,

更是惊讶不已。他兴奋极了,跪在地上,仰望上天,大声说了不少感恩的话。他说他的妻子正

病着没有钱看病,孩子们没有面包吃,这笔不知道谁赠送的丰厚赠金将会救了他们。

        这个学生站在那里,深深地被感动了,眼里充满了泪水。这时教授对他说:“现在你比想跟

开玩笑时更开心,对吗?”

        这个年轻学生回答说:“你给我上了一课,我将终身难忘。我现在终于理解了我以前一直不能

解的一句话真正含义, ‘施比受更有福’。”


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