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【英语美文】Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

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小编摘要:这个小故事也许很多人都听过,它告诉我们事情有时候并不是他们看上去那样,如果你有信念,你只需要坚信付出总会得到回报。




Things Aren’t Always What They Seem


Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night 

in the home of a wealthy family. 

The family was rude 

and refused to let the angels stay in the guest room. 

Instead,the angels were given a small space in the cold basement

As they made their bed on the hard floor, 

the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. 

When the younger angel asked why, 

the older angel replied, 

 “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, 

but very hospitable farmer and his wife. 

After sharing what little food they had, 

the couple let the angels sleep in their bed 

where they could have a good night’s rest. 

When the sun came up the next morning 

the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. 

Their only cow, 

whose milk had been their sole income, 

lay dead in the field. 

The younger angel was infuriated and accused the older angel: 

 “How could you have let this happen? 

The first man has everything, 

yet you helped him; 

the second family has little 

but is willing to share everything, 

and you let the cow die.”

 “Things aren’t always what they seem.” 

the older angel replied. 

 “When we stayed in the basement of the mansion

I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. 

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed 

and unwilling to share his good fortune, 

I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”

 “Then last night as we slept in the farmers’ bed, 

the angel of death came for his wife. 

I gave him the cow instead. 

Things aren’t always what they seem.”

Sometimes that is exactly what happens 

when things don’t turn out the way they should. 

If you have faith, 

you just need to trust 

that every outcome is always to your advantage. 

You might not know it until some time later...

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2011-09-08 16:46 编辑:cocoon520
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  • mumu2007 说:

    眼睛看到的不一定就是事实,不要让眼睛迷住了心。

    2011-09-09 09:17 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
  • realized 说:

    这个故事就是要人们安心接受哪怕是最糟糕的命运,即使你是好人,上帝也不会怜悯你,他还是会让你生活得很悲惨,因为你是好人。

    2011-09-17 04:53 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 板凳
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