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疯狂情景会话真功夫 68.The Litte Match Girl

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The Little Match Girl
[00:01.59]It was late on a bitterly cold, snowy New Year’s Eve. A poor little girl was wandering in the dark, cold streets.
[00:10.14]She was bare-headed and bare-footed. She certainly had had slippers1 on when she left home,
[00:16.17]but they were not much good, for they were so huge and had last been worn by her mother.
[00:21.19]And they fell off the poor little girl’s feet when she was running across the street to avoid two carriages that were rolling rapidly by.
[00:28.60]One of the shoes could not be found at all. And the other was picked up by a boy who ran off with it,
[00:33.75]saying that it would do for a cradle when he had children of his own.
[00:37.30]So the poor little girl had to go on with her little bare feet which were red and blue with the cold.
[00:42.97]She carried a quantity of matches in her old apron2, and held a packet of them in her hand.
[00:48.98]Nobody had bought any of her matches during all the long day.
[00:52.95]Nobody had even given her a copper3. The poor little creature was hungry and perishing with cold and she looked the picture of misery4.
[01:01.39]She found a corner where one house projected a little beyond the next one,
[01:05.15]and here, she crouched5, drawing up her feet under her. But she was colder than ever.
[01:11.18]Her little hands were almsot dead with cold. One little match would do some good.
[01:20.54]Dare she pull one out of the bundle and strike it on the wall to warm her fingers?
[01:26.02]She pulled one out. Rishhh... How it splattered, how it blazed. It burnt with a bright clear flame just like a candle when she held her hand on it.
[01:38.72]It was a very curious candle, too. The little girl fancied that she was sitting in front of a big stove with polished brass6 feet and handles.
[01:50.65]There was a splendid fire blazing in it and warming her so beautifully. But what happened?
[01:57.94]Just as she was stretching out her feet to warm them, the blaze went out.
[02:03.06]The stove vanished and she was left sitting with the end of a burnt-out match in her hand.
[02:08.94]Again she lit another. This time she was sitting under a lovely Christmas tree.
[02:15.34]It was much bigger and more beautifully decorated than the one she had seen when she peeped through the glass doors at the rich merchant’s house this very last Christmas.
[02:23.73]Thousands of lighted candles gleamed upon its branches and colored pictures such as she had seen in the shop windows looked down to her.
[02:33.99]The little girl stretched out both her hands towards them, and out went the match.
[02:41.23]All the Christmas candles rose higher and higher till she saw that they were only the twinkling stars.
[02:50.00]One of them fell, and made a bright streak7 of light across the sky. "Someone is dying,"
[02:58.65]thought the little girl. For her own grandmother, the only person who had ever been kind to her,
[03:04.42]used to say, "When a star falls, a soul is going up to God."
[03:10.59]Now she struck another match against the wall and this time it was her grandmother who appeared in the circle of flame.
[03:18.69]She saw her quite clearly and distinctly, looking so gentle and happy.
[03:24.54]"Grandmother!" cried the little creature, "Oh, do take me with you. I know you will vanish when the match goes out.
[03:34.96]You will vanish like the warm stove, the delicious goose and the beautiful Christmas tree."
[03:40.42]She hastily struck a whole bundle of matches because she did so long to keep her grandmother with her.
[03:46.17]The light of the matches made it as bright as day.
[03:49.59]Grandmother had never before looked so big or so beautiful.
[03:54.76]She lifted the little girl up in her arms, and they soared in a halo of light and joy, far,
[04:01.48]far above the earth where there was no more cold, no hunger, no pain. For they were with God.
[04:09.44]In the cold morning light, the poor little girl sat there in the corner between the houses,
[04:15.92]with rosy8 cheeks and a smile on her face. Dead.


1 slippers oiPzHV     
n. 拖鞋
  • a pair of slippers 一双拖鞋
  • He kicked his slippers off and dropped on to the bed. 他踢掉了拖鞋,倒在床上。
2 apron Lvzzo     
  • We were waited on by a pretty girl in a pink apron.招待我们的是一位穿粉红色围裙的漂亮姑娘。
  • She stitched a pocket on the new apron.她在新围裙上缝上一只口袋。
3 copper HZXyU     
  • The students are asked to prove the purity of copper.要求学生们检验铜的纯度。
  • Copper is a good medium for the conduction of heat and electricity.铜是热和电的良导体。
4 misery G10yi     
  • Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商业不景气常使工薪阶层受苦。
  • He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我从苦海里救了出来。
5 crouched 62634c7e8c15b8a61068e36aaed563ab     
v.屈膝,蹲伏( crouch的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He crouched down beside her. 他在她的旁边蹲了下来。
  • The lion crouched ready to pounce. 狮子蹲下身,准备猛扑。
6 brass DWbzI     
  • Many of the workers play in the factory's brass band.许多工人都在工厂铜管乐队中演奏。
  • Brass is formed by the fusion of copper and zinc.黄铜是通过铜和锌的熔合而成的。
7 streak UGgzL     
  • The Indians used to streak their faces with paint.印第安人过去常用颜料在脸上涂条纹。
  • Why did you streak the tree?你为什么在树上刻条纹?
8 rosy kDAy9     
  • She got a new job and her life looks rosy.她找到一份新工作,生活看上去很美好。
  • She always takes a rosy view of life.她总是对生活持乐观态度。
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