【译】The Ugly Duckling--丑小鸭
此处的locate - 有“找到”的意思，和find类似；locate 有“定位”，“追踪”等意思。
NOW I am going to tell a story, said the Wind.
Excuse me, said the Rain, but now it is my turn, you have been howling round the corner as hard as ever you could, this long time past.
Is that your gratitude toward me? said the Wind. I who, in honor of you, turn inside outyes, even breakall the umbrellas, when people wont have anything to do with you.
I am going to speak! said the Sunshine. Silence!
And the Sunshine said it with such glory and majesty, that the long, weary Wind fell prostrate, and the Rain beat against him, and shook him, and said,We wont stand it! She always breaks through, that Madam Sunshine; we wont listen to her. What she says is not worth hearing.
But the Sunshine said,A beautiful swan flew over the rolling, tumbling waves of the ocean. Every one of its feathers shone like gold: one feather drifted down on the great merchant vessel that, with all sail set, was sailing away. The feather dropped on the curly light hair of a young man, whose business it was to have a care for the goods,supercargo they called him. The bird of Fortunes feather touched his forehead, became a pen in his hand, and brought him such luck, that very soon he became a wealthy merchant,rich enough to have bought for himself spurs of gold; rich enough to change a golden dish into a noblemans shield; and I shone on it, said the Sunshine.
The swan flew further, away over the bright green meadow, where the little shepherd-boy, only seven years old, had lain down in the shadow of the old and only tree there was. The swan, in its flight, kissed one of the leaves of the tree. The leaf fell into the boys hand, and it was changed to three leaves, to ten,yes, to a whole book,and in it he read about all the wonders of nature, about his native language, about faith and knowledge. At night he laid the book under his head, that he might not forget what he had been reading. The wonderful book led him to the school-bench, and thence in search of knowledge. I have read his name among the names of learned men, said the Sunshine.
The swan flew into the quiet, lonely forest, rested awhile on the dark, deep lake, where the water-lilies grow; where the wild apples are to be found on the shore ; where the cuckoo and wild pigeon have their homes.
A poor woman was in the wood, gathering firewood branches that had fallen down, and dry sticks; she carried them in a bundle on her back, and in her arms she held her little child. She saw the golden swan, the bird of Fortune, rise from among the reeds on the shore. What was that that glittered? A golden egg, quite warm yet. She laid it in her bosom, and the warmth remained in it. Surely there was life in the egg! She heard a gentle picking inside of the shell, but mistook the sound, and thought it was her own heart that she heard beating.
At home, in the poor cottage, she took out the egg; tick, tick, it said, as if it had been a valuable gold watch; but that it was not, only an egga real, living egg. The egg cracked and opened, and a dear little baby-swan, all feathered as with purest gold, put out its little head; round its neck it had four rings, and as the poor woman had four boys,three at home, and the little one that she had had with her in the lonely wood,she understood at once that here was a ring for each boy and just as she thought of that, the little gold-bt here was a ring for each boy and just as she thought of that, the little gold-biird took flight She kissed each ring, made each of the children kiss one of the rings, laid it next to the childs heart, then put it on his finger. I saw it all, said the Sunshine, and I saw what followed.
One of the boys was playing in a ditch, and took a lump of clay in his hand, turned and twisted and pressed it between his fingers, till it took shape, and was like Jason, who went in search of and found the golden fleece.
The second boy ran out on the meadow, where the flowers stood,flowers of all imaginable colors; he gathered a handful, and squeezed them so tight that all the juice spurted into his eyes, and some of it wetted the ring. It cribbled and crawled in his thoughts, and in his hands, and after many a day, and many a year, people in the great city talked of the great painter.
The third child held the ring so tight in his teeth, that it gave forth sound, an echo of the song in the depth of his heart. Thoughts and feelings rose in beautiful sounds; rose like singing swans; plunged, like swans, into the deep, deep sea. He became a great master, a great composer, of whom every country has the right to say, He was mine!
And the fourth little one wasyes, he wasthe ugly duck of the family; they said he had the pip, and must have pepper and butter, like the little sick chickens, and that he got; but of me he got a warm, sunny kiss, said the Sunshine. He got ten kisses for one; he was a poet, and was buffeted and kissed, alternately, all his life. But he held what no one could take from him,the Ring of Fortune, from Dame Fortunes golden swan. His thoughts took wings, and flew up and away, like singing butterflies,the emblem of immortality!
That was a dreadfully long story, said the Wind.
And O, how stupid and tiresome ! said the Rain. Blow on me, please, that I may revive a little.
And the Wind blew, and the Sunshine said,The swan of Fortune flew over the beautiful bay, where the fishermen had set their nets; the poorest of them wanted to get married, and marry he did. To him the swan brought a piece of amber; amber draws things toward it, and it drew hearts to the house. Amber is the most wonderful incense, and there came a soft perfume, as from a church; there came a sweet breath from out of beautiful nature, that God has made. They were so happy and grateful for their peaceful home, and content even in their poverty. Their life became a real Sunshine story!
I think we had better stop now, said the Wind, the Sunshine has talked long enough, and I am dreadfully bored.
And I also, said the Rain.
And what do we others, who have heard the story, say?
We say, Now my storys done.
keep company - 陪伴
Indian-fashion - 印第安式的，大家能够造下别的的词，比方：Chinese-fashion 中中原人民共和国式的
“I will fly to them,the royal birds,and they will hack me to pieces because I who am so ugly venture to approach them. But it won’t matter. Better to be killed by them than be snacked up by the ducks, by the hens,or spurned by the hen wife,or suffer so much misery in the winter.” So he flew into the water and swam towards the stately swans. They saw him and darted toward him with ruffled feathers. “Kill me,oh,kill me.” said the poor creature. And bowing his head towards the water,he awaited his death. But what did he see? Reflected in the transparent water,he saw below him his own image,but he was no longer a clumsy dark gray bird,ugly and ungainly. He was himself,a swan.
slipped (slip) quietly into - 那些描写天鹅进到窝里的动词 slip 特别形象，且自然。正是那种顺势溜进窝里，不知不觉。
“We came here to this idyllic spot, this remote little hideaway, so we could enjoy some well-deserved privacy.”
They mounted so high,so very high,and the ugly little duckling became strangely uneasy. He circled around and around in the water like a wheel,craning his neck out into the air after them. Then he uttered the shriek so piercing and so strange that he was quite frightened by himself. Oh,he could not forget those beautiful birds,those happy birds and as soon as they were out of sight. He ducked right down to the bottom and when he came up again,he was quite beside himself. He did not know what the birds were or where’d they flew. But all the same,he was more drawn towards them than he had ever been by any creatures before. He did not envy them in the least. How could it occur to him even to wish to be such a marvelous beauty? He wouldn’t be thankful if only the ducks would have tolerated him among them,the poor ugly creature.
A big dog appeared close beside him. He showed his sharp teeth and went on without touching him."Oh, thank Heaven! I am so ugly that even the dog won't bite me!"sighed the duckling.In the evening he reached a little cottage where an old woman lived with her cat and her hen.Her eyesight was not good, and she thought the duckling was a fat duck."I will be rich if I have duck eggs," she said.So she took in the duckling for three weeks, but he laid no eggs.The cat was the master of the house and the hen was the mistress.
deposit - 原意有“积累，积蓄”的意味，在那边指的正是“往窝里多下二个蛋”。那也提示我们，在记单词的时候，光背一个意味而不尝试精通，是绝非任何用处的。对，说的正是你！
pang - 痛苦
spring - 跳跃
sink his teeth in the swan's neck - sink本意思 下沉的意思，我们能够清楚一下狐狸的嘴巴咬到天鹅脖子的时候，牙齿是哪些的图景，就清楚那几个sink是有多狠了。
when the hunting was good - 这一句呢其实是在说“狐狸吼叫的不得了早上”，hunting是狩猎的情致，所以就是说：他在相当月黑风高（适合捕猎）的午夜听见了狐狸的尖叫声。
Before he knew where he was,he found himself in a large garden with the apple trees were in full blossom. And the air was scentedly with lilacs,the long branches of which overhung the indented shores of the lake. Oh,the spring freshness was so delicious. Just in front of him,he saw three beautiful white swans advancing towards him from a thicket. With rustling feathers,they swam lightly over the water. The duckling recognized the majestic birds,and he was overcome by a strange melancholy.
此间那么些spy 是动词，表示 开掘，看见；而且有一种他见到了狐狸，狐狸没看到她的野趣
He spied the fox first.
But the biggest egg was still there. And then she settled herself on the nest again."Well, how are you getting on?" said an old duck who came to pay her a visit." This egg is taking such a long time," answered the sitting duck."The shell will not crack, but the others are the finest ducklings. They are like their father.""let me look at the egg which won't crack," said the old duck." You may be sitting on a turkey's egg!I have been cheated like that once. Yes. it's a turkey's egg!You had better leave it alone and teach the other children to swim.""I will sit on it a little longer."
At last the big egg cracked. How big and ugly the baby was! " That is a very big duckling." she said," None of the others look like that. Can he be a turkey's chick?I will soon find out. I will make him go into water."The next day the mother duck with her family went down to the moat. She said, and one duckling jumped in after another.The big ugly one swam about with them." No, that is no turkey," she said," Quack, quack! Now come with meand I will take you into the world. Keep close to me all the time. Be careful of the cat!"The first day passed, and everything was fine.
he’s behaving himself - 他很乖！假如大家生气了，对大家的孩子说：你给笔者乖点！也得以说：Behave yourself.
By good luck,the door stood open and the duckling flew out among the bushes and the new fallen snow. And it lay there,thoroughly exhausted,but it would be too sad to mention all the privation and misery had to go through during that hard winter. When the sun began to shine warmly again,the duckling was in a marsh,lying among the rushes. The larks were singing,and the beautiful spring had come. Then all at once,it raised its wings and they flapped with much greater strength than before and bore him off vigorously.
He had been in the right place at the right time and with the right ammunition.
He had heard their trumpeting and had searched the woods and swamps until he had found the pond and located the nest.
Afterwards, matters grew worse and worse. The poor duckling was chased and harassed by all the ducklings because he was very ugly.The ducks bit him, the hens pecked him. and the girl who fed them kicked him aside. Then he ran off and soon came to a great marsh where the wild ducks lived.He was so tired and miserable that he stayed there the whole night.In the morning the wild ducks flew up to see their new friend." You are very ugly," said the wild ducks," but that does not matter to us."He stayed there two whole days . And then two wild geese came.Just at that moment the sound of "Bang! Bang!" was heard, and both the wild geese fell dead among the reeds.It was a terrible shock to the poor duckling.
land that jutted out into the pond near the nest.
“ Can you lay eggs?" asked the hen."No," answered the duckling."Then you had better go out into the wide world," said the cat. So away went the duckling.
loose(lost) his appetite for - 没食欲了
The countryside was lovely. It was summer. The wheat was golden and the oats were stillgreen. The hay was stacked in the low-lying meadows. There lay great woods around the fields and meadows.There were deep lakes in the midst of the woods. In the sunniest spot stood an old mansion surrounded by a deep moat.Great leaves grew from the vines on the walls of the house right down to the water's edge.Some of the leaves were so big that a child could use them as an umbrella.In the depths of a forest a duck was sitting in her nest. Her little ducklings were about to be hatched.At last one egg after another began to crack." Cheep, cheep!" the ducklings said." Quack, quack!" said the duck." How big the world is!" said all the young ones.
As she sat there, with her husband, the cob, floating gracefully nearby, she had a strange feeling that she was being watched. It made her uneasy. Birds don’t like to
One evening,the sun was just setting in with true splendor when a flock of beautiful large birds appeared out of the bushes. The duckling had never seen anything so beautiful. They were dazzlingly white with long waving necks. They were swans and uttering a peculiar cry. They spread out their magnificent broad wings and flew away from the cold regions toward warmer lands and open seas.
Out stepped Sam Beaver, the boy who had visited them a month ago.
Early in the morning,a peasant came along and saw him,he went out onto the ice and hammered a hole in it with his heavy wooden shoe,and carried the duckling home to his wife. There,it soon revived. The children wanted to play with it. But the duckling thought they were going to ill use him and rushed in and he frightened to the milk-pan,and the milk spurted out all over the room. The woman shrieked and threw up her hands. Then it flew to the butter-cask and down into the meal-tub and out again. Oh,just imagine what it looked like by this time. The woman screamed and tried to hit it with the tongs,and the children tumbled over one another in trying to catch it,and they screamed with laughter.
在那多少个倒装句子里，作者都在重申这些动作 lying safely，out... 倒装的指标根本是为着爱惜小编要发挥的机要。好青眼受下方面多少个句子！
Do you never tire of sitting in one place and in one position, covering the eggs, with no diversions, no pleasures, no escapades, or capers? Do you never suffer from boredom?
defend- protect, guard (在上一章里用的是guard）
pleasures - 乐趣
He knew that a fox prowled somewhere in the woods; he had heard him barking on nights when the hunting was good.
it is their nature - 那一个家伙，个性正是那般！nature - 本性，本能
The afternoon was warm; the sun was bright. The swan decided she could safely leave her eggs for a few minutes. She stood up. First she pushed some loose feathers around the eggs, hiding them from view and giving them a warm covering in her absence. Then she stepped off the nest and entered the water. She took several
“Look out!” he trumpeted. “Look out for the fox, who is creeping toward you even as I speak, his eyes bright, his bushy tail out straight, his mind lusting for blood, his belly almost touching the ground! You are in grave danger, and we must act immediately.”
be spellbound - 被傻眼了，被深深吸引了
quick drinks. Then she glided over to a shallow place, thrust her head underwater, and pulled up tender greens from the bottom. She next took a bath by tossing water
ammunition 本意是 火药，弹药，在此处指那根棒子，哈哈
Sitting on his log, watching the swans, he had the same good feeling some people get when they are sitting in church.
- twist and turn 正是指 扭了扭身子，无可奈何
此地用了 elegant, 以前有用 majestically, 还会有 graceful 等那类的词，大家先记着那些描述雄天鹅的词，你们会逐年发现她出奇有趣的人性。
quick drinks - 飞速地喝了几口！能够学习这种表达。
The cob cruised around close by, to keep her company and protect her from enemies.
in no mood to - 没激情做某一件事
Her back was turned, so he began creeping slowly toward her.
suffer - 遭受，忍受
escapades/ capers - 有恶作剧的情趣，这里能够精晓成游戏
例行顺序：There was the fourth egg lying safely in the soft feathers at the bottom of the nest.
enjoy some well-deserved privacy/ you are entitled to privacy 那四个句子里的 deserve 表示“值得,配得”，be entitled to 代表“被授予，被授予...的职务”，这四个短语的主要意思正是：作者不怕希望大家（你）你分享越多的贴心人空间
hardly making a sound - 悄然无声地（还记得前边那些一动不动地吧？）
此间的 full - 表示”正中”的意味，重申"正确科学地，全体力量聚集地"击中了狐狸的鼻头
“But if that isn’t a boy over there on that log, my name isn’t Cygnus Buccinator.”
“I did not travel all this immense distance into the heart of Canada to be observed.
“Yes, I do,” said his mate. “As a matter of fact, I could use a drink right now.”
It has been my experience that all boys throw stones and sticks—it is their nature. I’m going over and strike that boy with my powerful wing, and he’ll think he has been hit with a billy club. I’ll knock him cold!
“My dear,” said her husband, the cob, one afternoon, “do you never find your duties onerous or irksome?
“Yes, it is,” replied the wife. “But I can put up with a certain amount of discomfort for the sake of bringing young swans into the world.“
First she pushed some loose feathers around the eggs, hiding them from view and giving them a warm covering in her absence.
健康顺序：Sam Beaver, the boy who had visited them a month ago, stepped out.
It struck the fox full on the nose, and he turned and ran away.
One day, almost a week later, the swan slipped quietly into her nest and laid an egg. Each day she tried to deposit one egg in the nest.
“I didn’t fly all the way north into Canada to get involved with a boy,” he said.
put up with - 忍受
over herself. Then she waddled out onto a grassy bank and stood there, preening her feathers.
in grave danger - 处于非常危急中（grave有坟墓的意思，大家温馨精晓下grave danger)
But the fox was in no mood to return. He had a very sore nose, and he had lost his appetite for fresh swan.
mess around - 捣乱
a stick came hurtling through the air - 横空一棒（hurtle 有利害相撞的野趣）
- 那一个句子是多个“以后分词作者状语的语句”，此处最早的率先个动词sitting 和主语 he 必定要是一往直前关系，才足以用sitting。
Cygnus Buccinator - 这一个短语是保加利亚语，其实正是 Trumpeter swan的乐趣
use a drink - 喝口水
好端端顺序：A swan's egg will open and a little swan will come out.
be stared at. They particularly dislike being stared at when they are on a nest. So the swan twisted and turned and peered everywhere. She gazed intently at the point of
世家根本来相比二个动词和多个短句：creep / his belly almost touching the ground... 看到了啊？如若越过不认知的词，就以后看，然后您就能够意识它的同义词大概解释。
还记得大家说过：in her presence 这种表述吗？表示：她在的事态下！absence
She took several quick drinks.
The cob swam over toward Sam, climbed out of the pond, and stood close to the boy, looking at him in a friendly way and arching his neck gracefully. Once, he ran his neck far out, cautiously, and almost touched the boy. Sam never moved a muscle. His heart thumped from excitement and joy.
- 在这几句话里，现身了一点种象征“看”的动词：watch/ stare/ peer/ gaze，包含上次课大家讲到一个 snoop，前面要出现的 observe 大家都能够去检查与审视，感受一下
You’re laying an egg—that is, I hope you are—and you are entitled to privacy.
laid (lay) an egg - 下蛋 用 lay
“Furthermore, I don’t want you to be observed—except by me.”
tortures - 痛苦，折磨
diversions - 娱乐活动
thrilled - 和前边的spellbound意思类似，大家在收看三个词的时候，能够去联想那个看起来好像的词，这样能够协理明白和回想。
“Don’t you ever feel the pangs of hunger or suffer the tortures of thirst?” asked the cob.
He walked slowly and quietly away, putting one foot straight ahead of the other, Indian-fashion, hardly making a sound.
- get involved with - 原意是“卷入，插足”...在此地可以知道成：作者可不想和那个男小孩子有何样关系
A swan’s egg will open and out will come a little swan.
Sam was thrilled at the noise of swans, which some people say is like the sound of a French horn.
be about to - 正策画要做某件事
看看这些cruise around 你是还是不是足以想到别的多少个词？举个例子：paddle slowly round
- deep in the wilds of Canad/ all the way north into Canada/ travel all this immense distance in to the heart of Canada 这几组短语都以在告诉大家“这一个地点多么的萧条，偏僻”
“I shall be here at your side to defend you if anything happens.“
hardly moving a muscle - 寸步不移
I’ll knock him cold! - knock someone cold - 打晕...
While the cob was making this elegant speech of warning, something happened that surprised everybody.
-这里的"a strange feeling" 其实后前边的 “uneasy” 有一点点类似的意思，正是指一种不太舒服的以为。
“Well,” said his wife, “I’m sorry to see the boy, too, but I must say he’s behaving himself. He sees us, but he’s not throwing stones. He’s not throwing sticks. He’s not messing around. He’s simply observing.
Sam sat on his log, hardly moving a muscle. He was spellbound at the sight of the swans.
“We are deep in the wilds of Canada.
in her absence - 她不在的情况下
Just as the fox was about to spring and sink his teeth in the swan’s neck,a stick came hurtling through the air.
a billy club- 警棍
There, lying safely in the soft feathers at the bottom of the nest, was the fourth egg.
as a matter of fact - 事实上