英语美文《仁慈/Kindness》

Kindness

仁慈

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

有一个穷苦男孩靠挨家挨户卖东西来赚取学费,一天,他发现身上只剩下一个薄薄的一角硬币,而且他很饿。他决定在下一家要上一顿饭吃。可是,当他看到一个优雅的年轻女子开门的时候,他没了勇气。

英语美文《仁慈/Kindness》

Instead of a meal, he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry and so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”

他没有要饭,而是要点水喝。她觉得他看上去饿了,就给他端来一杯牛奶。他慢慢地喝了牛奶,然后问:“我欠你多少钱?”

“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied, “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.” He said, “Then I thank you from my heart.” As the boy left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strengthened also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

“你什么也不欠我,”她回答说,“妈妈教导我们做善举决不接受报酬。”他说那我从心底感谢你。”当男孩离开那个屋子的时候,他不但体力上感觉恢复了,而且对于上帝和人的信念也增强了。他真的曾经打算放弃,退学。

Years later, that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

多年后,那个年轻姑娘患了重病。当地的医生们束手无策。他们最后把她送到大城市,在那里他们请专家们研究她罕见的疾病。

Dr. Howard Kelly, who once got a large glass of milk and a meal from the young woman, was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, he went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown, he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life and gave special attention to the case.

曾经得到这位年轻姑娘一大杯牛奶和一餐饭的霍华德凯利医生,也应邀参加了会诊。当他听了她所来自的城镇名字的时候,他从办公室下楼来到她的病房。他穿着医生的罩衣,进来看她,立刻就认出了她。他回到了会诊室,决心尽全力挽救她的生命,对这个病人给予特别照顾。

After a long struggle, the battle was won. When the woman paid the bill, she noticed these words: “Paid in full with one glass of milk. Dr. Howard Kelly.”

经过长时间拼搏,这场战役打贏了。当这位妇女付账的时候,她看到了这样的话用一杯牛奶付清全部账目。霍华德凯利医生。”

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: “Thank You, God, that your love is shed abroad through human hearts and hands.”

她快乐的泪水夺眶而出,幸福的心在默默祈祷着:“感谢你,上帝,感谢你爱的光芒普照所有人的心房和双手。”

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