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少儿英语故事:灰姑娘--- 三

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内容提要:
    国王为了给自己的儿子选择未婚妻,准备举办一个为期三天的盛大宴会,邀请了不少年青漂亮的姑娘来参加。王子打算从这些参加舞会的姑娘中选一个作自己的新娘。灰姑娘的两个姐姐也被邀请去参加。她们把她叫来说道:“现在来为我们梳好头发,擦亮鞋子,系好腰带

Now it happened that the king proclaimed a festival that was to last three days. All the beautiful young girls in the land were invited, so that his son could select a bride for himself. When the two stepsisters heard that they too had been invited, they were in high spirits.
国王为了给自己的儿子选择未婚妻,准备举办一个为期三天的盛大宴会,邀请了不少年青漂亮的姑娘来参加。王子打算从这些参加舞会的姑娘中选一个作自己的新娘。灰姑娘的两个姐姐也被邀请去参加。

They called Cinderella, saying, "Comb our hair for us. Brush our shoes and fasten our buckles. We are going to the festival at the king's castle."
她们把她叫来说道:“现在来为我们梳好头发,擦亮鞋子,系好腰带,我们要去参加国王举办的舞会。”

Cinderella obeyed, but wept, because she too would have liked to go to the dance with them. She begged her stepmother to allow her to go.
她按她们的要求给她们收拾打扮完毕后,禁不住哭了起来,因为她自己也想去参加舞会。她苦苦哀求她的继母让她去。

"You, Cinderella?" she said. "You, all covered with dust and dirt, and you want to go to the festival?. You have neither clothes nor shoes, and yet you want to dance!"
可继母说道:“哎哟!灰姑娘,你也想去?你穿什么去呀!你连礼服也没有,甚至连舞也不会跳,你想去参加什么舞会啊?”

However, because Cinderella kept asking, the stepmother finally said, "I have scattered a bowl of lentils into the ashes for you. If you can pick them out again in two hours, then you may go with us."
灰姑娘不停地哀求着,为了摆脱她的纠缠,继母最后说道:“我把这一满盆碗豆倒进灰堆里去,如果你在两小时内把它们都拣出来了,你就可以去参加宴会。”说完,她将一盆碗豆倒进灰烬里,扬长而去。

The girl went through the back door into the garden, and called out, "You tame pigeons, you turtledoves, and all you birds beneath the sky, come and help me to gather: The good ones go into the pot, The bad ones go into your crop."
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