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小学英语故事A Pessimistic Dog

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There was once a farmer who devised a competition between his dog and his rabbit.一位农夫曾为他的狗和兔子组织一场比赛。

He made a hole in one of his biggest fields, and hid a carrot and a bone in it. 他在他最大的田里挖了个洞,在里面藏了一根胡萝卜和一块骨头。

He wanted to see which animal would find them first.他想看看哪只动物先找到它们。


The rabbit was very cheerful and optimistic, and he threw himself into looking for the carrot, digging here and there, totally convinced that he would find it. 快乐且乐观的兔子,他全身心地寻找胡萝卜,到处挖掘,完全相信他会找到的。

But the dog was pessimistic, and after sniffing around for a bit, he lay down on the ground and began to complain how difficult it was to find one bone in such a big field.但是狗很悲观,他嗅了一会儿之后,便躺在地上,开始抱怨在这么大的田野里找到一根骨头是多么困难。


The rabbit dug for hours, and with every new hole the dog complained even more about how difficult this was, even for the rabbit. 兔子挖了好几个小时,随着不断挖出的洞,狗愈发的抱怨这是多么困难,甚至抱怨起了兔子。

The rabbit, on the other hand, thought that each hole dug was one hole less that needed digging.而兔子认为挖出一个洞,那么需要挖的洞就少一个。

When there was no place in the whole field left to dig, the rabbit dug a tunnel to right under where the dog had been lying all that time. 当整个田野没有地方可挖时,兔子挖了一条隧道,一直到狗躺着的地方。

There he found the carrot and the bone.在那里他找到了胡萝卜和骨头。

And this is how it was that the dog lost due to his pessimism. 由于悲观情绪,狗就这样输了这场比赛。

Because, thanks to his great instinct, he had already found the right place at the very beginning!一开始由于本能他找到了正确的地点,但是没找到骨头,只是不断抱怨。

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