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英语美文 | 颜色的故事

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Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important.The most useful.The favorite.

从前,世界上的各种颜色进行过一次争吵。每一种颜色都说自己是最好的,最重要的,最有用的,和最讨人喜欢的。

Green said: "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority."

绿色说:“显然,我是最重要的。我是生命和希望的标志。我被选作青草,树木以及叶子的颜色。没有了我,所有的动物都会死去。展望田野吧,你会看到,到处都有我。”

Blue interrupted: "You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. Without my peace, you would all be nothing."

英语美文 | 颜色的故事

蓝色打断了它的话:“你只考虑了地上,想想天空和海洋吧。水才是生命的基础呀,云彩把水分从深邃的大海带到了天空。没有我的和平,你们将不复存在。”

Yellow chuckled: "You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, and the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun."

黄色咯咯地笑出了声:“你们都太严肃了。我给这个世界带来了笑声、欢乐和温暖。太阳是黄色的,月亮是黄色的,星星是黄色的,每一次你看向日葵的时候,整个世界都开始欢笑。没有我就没有快乐。”

Orange started next to blow her trumpet: "I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you."

橙色马上开始自吹自擂:“我可是健康和力量的颜色。我可能比较稀少,但是我非常宝贵,因为我满足了人们生活的需要。我携带了大多数重要的维他命。想想胡罗卜、南瓜、柑橘、芒果和番木瓜。我并不经常出没在天空,但日出或日落我在天际登场时,我的美丽足以惊世,没有人还会想起你们。”

Red couldn't stand it no longer he shouted out: "I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy.

红色再也忍不下去了,他喊道:“我,是你们所有人的主宰。我是血液——生命的血液!我是危险和勇敢的颜色。我愿意为了一个目标而斗争。我把烈火带入血液。没有了我,地球会象月亮一样变得空虚。我是激情和爱的颜色,是红玫瑰、猩猩木和罂粟。

Purple rose up to his full height: He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: "I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me! They listen and obey."

紫色站起身来:他非常高,说起话来风度十足:“我是王权和力量的象征。国王、酋长、主教都选择了我,因为我象征着权威和智慧。人们不会对我提出疑问,他们只能聆听和服从。”

Finally Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination: "Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."

最后,靛青说话了,他的声音比其他人都轻,但却比其他人都斩钉截铁:“想想我吧。我是沉默的颜色。你们几乎注意不到我,但是如果没有我,你们全都会变得肤浅。我代表着思想和反省,代表者黎明的微光和深邃的海水。你们需要我来平衡和比较,来祈祷和获求内心的安宁。”

And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

这样一来,颜色们就不停地自夸,每个人都深信自己无比优越。他们的争吵声越来越大。突然,电闪雷鸣。雨无情地倾盆而下。颜色们惊恐地蜷缩起来,彼此挤在一起捱过着恐怖的时刻。

In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak: "You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me."

在一片喧嚣声中,雨开始说话了:“你们这些愚蠢的颜色,彼此相互争斗,每个人都想支配别人。你们难道就不知道每个人都是天造地设,都是独一无二,彼此不同的吗?携起手来吧。”

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands. The rain continued: "From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow." And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

颜色们按照着雨的话,团结在一起,携起手来。雨接着说:“从现在开始,每次下雨的时候你们都要变成一个巨大的彩色弓形横跨天空,以证明你们能够和平相处。彩虹就是未来希望的标志。”所以,每当大雨冲刷这个世界时,彩虹都会出现在天空,让我们记住彼此要珍惜。

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