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名人轶事:布鲁斯和蜘蛛

2006-08-09 15:09

  There was Once a king of Scotland whose name was RobertBruce.He had need to be both brave and wise,for the times inwhich he lived were wild and rude.The king of England was atwar with him,and had led a great army into Scotland to drive himout of the land.

  Battle after battle had been fought.Six times had Bruce ledhis brave little army against his foes ;and six times had his  menbeen beaten,and driven  into flight .At last,his army wasscattered ,and he was forced to hide himself in the woods and inlonely places among the mountains.

  One duy,as he lay thinking,he saw a spider over his head,making ready to weave  her web .He watched her as she toiled slowly and with great care.

  Six times she tried to throw her frail  thread from one beam to another,and six times it fell short .

  “Poor thing!”said Bruce.“You,too,know what it is tofail.”

  But the spider did not lose hope with the sixth failure.Withstill more care,she made ready to try for the seventh time.

  Bruce almost forgot his own troubles as he watched herswing herself out upon the slender  line.Would she fail again?No!The thread was carried safely to the beam.and fastenedthere.

  “I,too,will try a seventh time!”cried Bruce.

  He arose and called his men together.He told them of hisplans,and sent them out with messages of cheer to his disheartened people.Soon there was an army of brave Scotchmenaround him.Another battle was fought,and the King of Englandwas glad to go back into his own country.

  After that day,no one by the name of Bruce would ever hurta spider.The lesson that the little creature  had taught the kingwas never forgotten.

  从前,苏格兰有个国王,名叫罗伯特·布鲁斯。他所处的时代是个不文明的野蛮时代,因此他必须机智勇敢。英格兰国王向他开战,率领大军侵入苏格兰,要把他赶出国土。

  他打了一次战役又一次战役。布鲁斯六次率领人数不多的英勇部队与敌人作战,可是六次都被打败了,被迫逃跑。最后,他的部队溃散了,他本人被迫躲在森林里和群山深处的僻静地方。

  一天,正当他躺着思索的时候,看见一只蜘蛛在他头上,准备织网。他注视着这只蜘蛛慢慢地、小心翼翼地辛勤劳作。

  她六次试图把她那纤弱的细丝从一道横梁系到另一道横梁上去。但是六次都失败了。

  “可怜的东西!”布鲁斯说道,“你也知道失败的滋味。”

  但是蜘蛛并没有由于六次的失败而灰心。她更加小心谨慎地准备第七次尝试。

  当布鲁斯看见蜘蛛在柔弱的细丝上摆动时,他几乎忘记了自己的烦恼。她会再次失败吗?不会!这根丝被稳妥地带到横梁上,而且牢牢地系在那儿了。

  “我也要做第七次尝试!”布鲁斯喊了起来。

  他站了起来,把他的士兵召集在一起,他把自己的计划告诉了他们,并且派他们把振奋斗志的信息带给他那些灰心丧气的臣民。不久,他周围就组成了一支勇敢的苏格兰军队。另一场战斗打响了,英格兰国王只好返回自己的国土了。

  从那天以后,凡是叫布鲁斯的人,没有一个伤害过蜘蛛。这个小小的生物给国王上的课永远没有被忘记。

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