作者:来源网络    佛学美文网   2016/10/14

【 - 英语美文】

  Long, long ago, there was a good and honest man,whose name was Yohyo.He lived in a small village and worked as a woodcutter.

  One cold day in winter, when deep snow lay on the ground, Yohyo was returning home from his work in the forest. Over his shouider he carrid a sack of wood1, and as it was near evening and it was getting very cold, he hurried on across the snow-coverd fields. Suddenly he saw something black lying in the snow-something that moved and cried. He stopped, and putting down his sack, he went to see what it was. As he got near, the object in the snow cried again, and he could see that it was a crane-a large and beautiful bird with long legs.

  When the crane saw Yohyo coming closer, it struggled to rise and he could see that one of its wings was hurt.

  “You pour thing!” he cried. “Come2, let me help you. If you stay out here in the snow, you will die.”

  The crane stopped struggling and let Yohyo pick it up3. Gently and carefully, he stroked the crane’s feathers, and carrying it under one arm, he set off for home again.

  Yohyo was a kind man with a gentle heart and he felt sorry for the beautiful crane4. He looked after it until it was well again, and then he set it free to fly off into the sky.

  One night, afew days later, Yohyo heard someone knocking ant the door. When he opened the door, he found a women standing in the snow. By the light of his lamp, Yohyo could see that she was young and beautiful, and shaking with cold. Yohyo stared at her in surprise.

  “I have lost my way in the snow,” she said, in a sweet and gentle voice. “My I come into your house and stay for the night?”

  “Yes, yes, of course! Come in at once, out of the snow,” cried Yohyo.

  He build up the fire again with fresh wood, and brought the young woman rice an hot soup. Her name was Otsu and she was as king and gentle as Yohyo homself.

  The next day there was a storm and so Otsu stayed on at the house and Yohyo grew to love her. Otsu, also, loved him for his gentle heart, and soon they were married.

  Yohyo and Otsu were happy together, although Yohyo earned only a little money and they were very poor. One night, just before New Year’ Eve, they were sitting together as usual, when Otsu noticed that her husband was worrying about something.

  “My dear husband,” she said. “What are you worrying about? Please tell me.”

  “Well…” sighed Yohyo. “It is nearly New Year’ Eve, but I cannot make any preparation for the feast because I have no money. I have not even enough money to buy rice and cakes. How I wish I had some money…”

  Otsu listened to him silently.

  “Yohyo, I will weave for you,” she said. “You can take the cloth that I weave5 and sell it at the market to earn some money.”

  “But, please do not look into the other room, while I am working, promise me that you will not look in?”

  Yohyo promised, and Otsu went into the other room and began to weave some cloth. She was working for hours ang Yohyo get tired of waiting, but he was patient. At last Otsu came out with a piece of beautiful cloth in her hands. It was the most beautiful cloth that Yohyo had ever seen.

  The next morning he set off to the market in the town, and sold the piece of cloth for a lot of maney. Yohyo had never had so much money in his life. He was very excited and he bought many things with it. Soon, in his excitement, he had spent all the money, so he went home and asked Otsu to weave another piece of cloth. So greedy did he become, that he did not notice that the more she worked, the thinner Otsu became. However, as she loved Yoho very much, she wove new cloth for him every time he asked for it.

  One day Yohyo asked for some cloth once again, and Otsu said, as usual, “I will weave for you but remember your promise-don’t look into the other room while I am working.”

  Yohyo promised and sat down to wait but he soon got tierd of waiting for her. He could hear the sound of weaving, and he began to ask himself why he could not look in at Otsu, while she was working. Once he began to have doubts he could not stop himself from looking in.

  He thought, “Otsu won’t be angry with me if I look in only for a moment.”

  Finally, he could wait no longer. He crept to the entrance of the other room and looked in. Otsu was not there at all! Instead, he saw a very thin crane which wass pulling off its feathers and weaving them into the cloth. Yohyorecognised it as the very same crane whose life he saved so many months ago.

  He crept away again and sat thinking quietly. He felt very anxious-what would Otsu do, now that he knew her secret?

  At last the sound of weaving stopped, and Otsu came out of the roomwith two pieces of cloth in her hands.

  “Yohyo,” she said, sadly. “You have broken your promise to me. Now that you know that I am a crane, I cannot stay here any longer. Take these pieces of cloth, sell one, and keep the other. Perhaps it will remind you of me.”

  “Please Otsu, don’t leave me,” cried Yohyo. “How can I manage to live without you? I love you!”

  But Otsu only smiled gently and shook her head.

  “No, Yohyo,” she said.”I came here to reply you for your kindness to me, and I stayed for love of your gentle heart. But since I have been weaving for you, you have changed and become greedy and hard.”

  “I must go, goodbye.”

  “Don’t go, please, Otsu!” cried poor Yohyo. “Don’t leave me alone! I won’t tell your secret. Iwon’t ask you for any more cloth. Don’t go!”

  Otsu just smiled sadly again and waving goodbye, she stepped out of the door. At once she changed into a crane and opening her beautiful wings, she flew up into the sky. As Yohyo watched in despair, she rose higher and higher into the sky, until she could be seen no more.

  Then there was only the sound of Yohyo’ voice calling,”Otsu! Otsu!…”

  1. a sack of wood 一捆柴

  2. come在此是语气词,以引起对方注意

  3. 仙鹤不再挣扎了,听凭Yohyo把它抱起来。it指 the crane。

  4. 他很可怜这只美丽的仙鹤。

  5. 织布

佛学美文网 该篇文章地址:






一、生活就是要把你折腾的死去活来,你要做的就是咬牙坚持下去。 二、这个城市没有草长莺飞的传说,它永远活在现实里面... ...


一、你不懂,我一天看你资料多少次。你不懂,看到你换签名就胡思乱想。你不懂,上网跟你聊天我会开心。你不懂,我上线看到你... ...


我们会遇上很多人, 也会经历很多的事情, 也正是因为这些人和事, 让我们渐渐的懂得了宽容的重要性; 古人云: 厚德载... ...


原本还因为下课后得到的新课表烦躁,结果看了我们华丽丽的划水校园,正能量爆棚,课程时间安排的再不好,没发水就好,七夕没... ...


“我茬這裏 ”6.想蕒壹個超級大的信封,芭好吃的塘果和我裝進去寄給妳。7.喜歡哪種被抱的很緊,就橡,要芭咱己融進他生命裏... ...


人生有涯,心海无涯,渴望驶向心之彼岸的幸福港湾,期待理想与现实的完美统一,但是心有彼岸,却无终点。 人生有岸,心无岸... ...


不缺肉!3、也许现在的她很快乐吧剩我一个人再这装聋作哑。4、我拥有你的爱情,但是我却变成了世上最孤单的人5、猪帅!连放个... ...


“缺乏睡眠的人在生理和心理上都会感到疲惫。而当你在非常疲劳的时候,根本不会有‘性’致。”   英国打鼾和睡眠呼吸暂... ...


沉默,似乎与这个张扬的时代,格格不入。 如今,我们有太多发声的渠道,因此忽略了沉默的魅力。其实,沉默的力量是巨大的,... ...


看了这些个性签名,为何让我心痛不已   01、爱情从来不分对错,只有爱不爱而已。   02、既然爱上你是错,那就让我一... ...


1.还能冲动,表示你还对生活有激情,总是冲动,表示你还不懂生活。 2.人一生下就会哭,笑是后来才学会的。 3... ...


我不是无坚不摧的城墙没有百毒不侵的心脏" title="下雨天的心情说说图片:我不是无坚不摧的城墙没有百毒不侵的心脏" ... ...


你知道我喜欢什么花?我想说你喜欢菩提花,但又怕说错,可是在我心里,你就是一朵菩提花,善良之花,开在我们相遇的路上,等我靠... ...


“删了他不痛吗”“可是留着有用吗”???" title="伤感的心情说说:“删了他不痛吗”“可是留着有用吗”???" s... ...


1、回忆很美,心在流泪。   2、暗恋是一种自毁,也是一种牺牲。   3、雨在下泪在流悔莫当初未成熟   4、我喜... ...


净土圣贤录易解  往生比丘第三之一  东晋 慧远(莲宗初祖)、慧持  慧远。俗姓贾,雁门楼烦(今山西代县)人,幼年即... ...


写给念念不忘的爱人的个性签名   1、没有了你,我把心给了寂寞。   2、黑夜如此神秘,是你的记忆无法抹去,才让我躲在... ...


Araby   Author:James Joyce   NORTH RICHMOND STREET... ...


随着生活节奏的紧凑,人们似乎找到了很好的调整心情的方法,旅行。   几年前,我也是沉迷于旅行的一员,刚好毕业,赚到... ...


2016qq个性签名忧伤爱情小伤感英文   1、I need to find my way back to the s... ...


1、我生命里最大的突破之一,就是我不再为别人对我的看法而担忧。此后,我真的能自由地去做我认为对自己最好的事。只有在我们... ...


光一向不信医地,故辅堂在报国时,即直与彼说。光所不知,不敢为人介绍,以其关系甚大。每见风鉴家皆言前人之建筑为非,而亦不知... ...


一、爱,就是比谁更心软。在这一项面前,其他一切条件都注定是附属配件。真挚的感情,唯有在柔软的地方才可茂密生长。若遇上... ...


心碎绝望的个性签名   1、夜了睡了 醒了醉了 你还是走了 爱了恨了 哭了累了 也该结束了   2、也许总怀念着你,也... ...


精选那些疼到骨头里的超伤感个性签名   1、为你落下一滴泪,故事到最后总会落幕,我真心的付出却不是你要的幸福。   2... ...


一、世事难料,千金难买运气好。 二、每个人心里都有一团火,路过的人只看到烟。 三、当你年轻时,以为什么都有答案,可... ...


即使人生充满了杯具,也要充满漂亮的杯具!它们静静的呆在那儿,看着心里就充盈着满满的美好。其实,手捧一杯温暖,也是一种... ...


1、一起在寒冬牵手看场电影,去图书馆寻找一册书籍,厨房的小桌子边喝酒,说说聊聊。每次离开,知道某刻会回来。即使去远行,内... ...


    1、也许爱早已去,也许情还在骚动,总之爱情已不再   &nb... ...


THE MARK ON THE WALL 《墙上的斑点》发表于1919年,为伍尔夫的第一部意识流小说。小说描写主... ...