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翻译寓言四则

时间:2007-3-2 21:04:05 来源:中国寓言网 作者:佚名 阅读45041次
 

 

                             张合义(编译)
                            


                               乌鸦与兔子

    乌鸦站在高大的树枝上,整天无所事事,悠哉游哉好不快活。一只小兔子看见了,心中非常羡慕,就问乌鸦:“乌鸦大哥,你这么自在逍遥,真好呀,我能不能跟你一样,也整天呆着不做事?”乌鸦回答:“当然行,为什么不呢?”

    兔子闻言,立即松懈下来,躺在大树底下睡起觉来。过了一会儿,一只狐狸突然扑过来,把兔子叼进嘴里。

    这则寓言的寓意:要想丰衣足食而又无所事事,你的位置必须非常非常高。


                               火鸡与公牛

   
    一只火鸡对公牛说:“我真想飞到对面那棵大树的顶端,可惜现在一点力气也没有。”公牛出主意道:“你为何不吃一点我的粪便呢,里面可是富含营养哟,呵呵。”火鸡觉得有道理,啄食了一点,立即感觉有了力气,便尽力飞到一根树枝上。第二天,火鸡又吃了几口粪便,有了力气,便飞到更高的树枝上。两周后,当火鸡吃下足够多的公牛粪便,终于飞上大树的顶部。火鸡极目远眺,正在洋洋得意,被一名农夫发现了,迅速开枪将它射落在地。

    这则寓言的寓意:舔别人的屁股是一条捷径,能使你迅速获取较高的位置,但却不能保持长久。

 

                              小鸟、母牛和猫

    严寒突至,小鸟在飞往南方的过程中摔落在地,被冻昏过去。一只母牛路过,恰好把粪便撒到小鸟的身上,小鸟顿时感受到了热量,渐渐苏醒过来。粪便中的小鸟开心极了,心说严冬里竟有这样暖和的地方,真是惬意呀!它禁不住鸣唱起来,开始感谢老天的恩赐。此时远处有一只猫正在捕食,听到小鸟的歌唱,迅疾跑过来,用爪子慢慢地把小鸟从粪堆里拉出来,然后张大嘴巴,一口吃掉小鸟。

    这则寓言的寓意:1)朝你身上泼脏水的,不一定都是敌人。

                   2)帮你洗刷脏水的,不一定都是朋友。

                   3)当你身处险恶环境,千万不要吱声。

 

                                谁当老板


    上帝造人之始,人身初具规模。此时身体各个组成部分彼此不服,都想当老板。大脑首先发表演讲:“我具备智力,能控制全身的活动,理所当然是老板!”两只脚听到了,不服气地说:“大脑再聪明,也由我整天扛着东奔西走,我要是不动弹,哪里也去不了,我应该当老板。”双手说道:“所有的工作都由我来完成,我是老板。”接下来,肺、心脏、眼睛等都参与到辩论之中,一时吵闹不休,分不出胜负。本来,谁也没把最卑劣的屁眼放在眼里,意想不到的是,屁眼也发表了竞争演说。这实在让人忍俊不禁,所有的竞争者都嘲笑起来。屁眼受到刺激,于是决定罢工,死活不做任何事。很短的时间内,全身起了连锁反应,眼睛模糊了,双手开始僵硬,两只脚有些瘸,心脏和肺逐渐停止跳动,大脑也糊里糊涂起来。到了最后关头,谁也坚持不下去,纷纷同意屁眼当老板。在这之后,全身各部位埋头工作,剩下屁眼闲呆着,唯一的职责就是整天瞎放臭屁。

    这则寓言的寓意:当老板的,往往是那些不干正事,而整天瞎放臭屁的家伙。
                            


                               英文原文

LESSON 1:
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day.  A small rabbit
saw the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing
all day long?" The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat
on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox
appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be
sitting very, very high up.
LESSON 2:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to
the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the
energy.""Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the
bull "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of
dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the
first branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung,
he reached the second branch. Finally after a fortnight, there he was
proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was promptly spotted
by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.
Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't
keep you there.
LESSON 3:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the
bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was
lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen
bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm
it was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm
and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the
bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat
discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him
out and ate him!
The Morals of this story:
1) Not everyone who drops shit on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
3) And when you're in deep shit, keep your mouth shut!
ESSON 4:
When the body was first made, all the parts wanted to be boss. The brain said, "I should be Boss because I control the whole body's responses and functions. " The feet said, " We should be Boss as we carry the brain about and get him to where he wants to go." The hands said, " We should be the Boss because we do all the work and earn all the money." And so it went on and on with the heart, the lungs and the eyes until finally the asshole spoke up. All the parts laughed at the idea of the asshole being the Boss. So the asshole went on strike, blocked itself up and refused to work. Within a short time the eyes became crossed, the hands clenched, the feet twitched, the heart and lungs began to panic and the brain fevered. Eventually they all decided that the asshole should be the Boss, so the motion was passed. All the other parts did all the work while the Boss just sat and passed out the shit! Moral of the story: You don't need brains to be a Boss - any asshole will do.

 

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