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卖火柴的小女孩

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    天气非常非常冷,夜幕已降临,雪下得很大。这是旧年最后的一夜--除夕之夜。在寒冷和黑暗中,一个可怜的小女孩,光头赤脚仍在大街上徘徊。当她离家出门的时候,脚上的确穿着一双拖鞋的,但是那是一双相当大的拖鞋--的确太大了,那是她妈妈的。

IT was terribly cold and nearly dark on the last evening of the old year, and the snow was falling fast. In the cold and the darkness, a poor little girl, with bare head and naked feet, roamed through the streets. It is true she had on a pair of slippers when she left home, but they were not of much use. They were very large, so large, indeed, that they had belonged to her mother, and the poor little creature had lost them in running across the street to avoid two carriages that were rolling along at a terrible rate. One of the slippers she could not find, and a boy seized upon the other and ran away with it, saying that he could use it as a cradle, when he had children of his own. So the little girl went on with her little naked feet, which were quite red and blue with the cold. In an old apron she carried a number of matches, and had a bundle of them in her hands. No one had bought anything of her the whole day, nor had any one given here even a penny. Shivering with cold and hunger, she crept along; poor little child, she looked the picture of misery. The snowflakes fell on her long, fair hair, which hung in curls on her shoulders, but she regarded them not.

  天气非常非常冷,夜幕已降临,雪下得很大。这是旧年最后的一夜--除夕之夜。在寒冷和黑暗中,一个可怜的小女孩,光头赤脚仍在大街上徘徊。当她离家出门的时候,脚上的确穿着一双拖鞋的,但是那是一双相当大的拖鞋--的确太大了,那是她妈妈的。这可怜的小家伙在匆忙横穿马路的时候,两辆马车飞快地闯过来,吓得她把拖鞋跑丢了。一只怎么也找不到了,另一只被一个小男孩抢跑了,并说等将来他有了孩子要为他做摇篮。这小女孩只好光着脚在街上行走,一双脚步冻得又红又青。她那破旧的围裙兜着许多火柴,手里还拿着一小捆。可整整一天谁也没有向她买过一根--谁也没有给她一个铜板。她又饿又冷,哆哆嗦嗦地向前走着,一幅非常凄惨的景象。雪花落在她那金黄色的头发上--长长的卷发披散在肩上,看起来十分美丽,可她考虑不到这些。

Lights were shining from every window, and there was a savory smell of roast goose, for it was New-year's eve- yes, she remembered that. In a corner, between two houses, one of which projected beyond the other, she sank down and huddled herself together. She had drawn her little feet under her, but she could not keep off the cold; and she dared not go home, for she had sold no matches, and could not take home even a penny of money. Her father would certainly beat her; besides, it was almost as cold at home as here, for they had only the roof to cover them, through which the wind howled, although the largest holes had been stopped up with straw and rags.

Her little hands were almost frozen with the cold. Ah! perhaps a burning match might be some good, if she could draw it from the bundle and strike it against the wall, just to warm her fingers. She drew one out-"scratch!" how it sputtered as it burnt! It gave a warm, bright light, like a little candle, as she held her hand over it. It was really a wonderful light. It seemed to the little girl that she was sitting by a large iron stove, with polished brass feet and a brass ornament.

  (to be continued...)

  从每扇窗子透出的亮光和飘出的烤鹅肉香味,使她想起的只是今天是除夕之夜。街边一前一后坐落着两座房子,形成一个小墙角,她蜷缩在那里。她把一双小脚卷缩到身下,可还是不觉得暖和。她也不敢回家,因为她还没有卖掉一根火柴,没有挣到一个铜板,她的父亲一定会因此而打她;况且她家几乎和大街上一样冷。虽然屋顶上几个较大的裂口用草和破布堵住了,可风和雪还是不时地灌进屋里来。

  她那双小手都快冻僵了。啊!如果她能从这捆火柴中取出一根,在墙上划着了就会好一些,也就可以暖手。于是她抽出了一根。哧!火柴燃起来了,冒出了火苗。当她双手覆在上面时,它变成了一朵光明、温暖的火焰,好像一根小蜡烛。多美的光啊。小姑娘觉得自己象坐在一个大火炉旁边,铁炉镶有铮亮的黄铜花边和底座。

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