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There was a beautiful town. The town was led by a friendly and generous man, who is the richest person in the town. He was so generous that he always helped people and fulfilled their needs.
The rich man was happy that he was gifted with a son. He was married 10 years and did not have a child for so many years. In order to celebrate the birth of his child, he arranged for a massive feast to all the people in the town.
He appointed famous cooks from various parts of the country and ordered them to serve more than 100 varieties of foods to the villagers.
The cooks and their assistants started cooking the feast. While they managed to have the majority of foods, they weren’t able to get truffle, a special delicacy.
The rich man, on knowing this, announced to the people that he would reward enormously to the person who brings him the truffle to complete the feast.
The announcement was made all over the town and many villagers tried hard to get truffle. While most of them failed, a middle-aged farmer named Truman got a huge truffle and rushed to the rich man.
While he was about to enter into his mansion, Truman was stopped by the gate-keeper. After arguments for quite some time, the farmer promises to give half the reward he earns if the gatekeeper allows let him inside.
The greedy gatekeeper considering the announcement of lump-sum reward from his employer, let Truman go inside with the truffle.
The rich man was happy seeing the truffle and ordered his cooks to complete the feast. And he said to Truman, “I’m so happy that you got me the truffle here, please tell me what you want? I can reward you anything. Do you need a bag of gold coins? jewelry? a big house or land?”
The farmer who brought the truffle said, “I want 100 lashes on my back!”
Everyone was stunned to hear this! Still, as promised, the rich man decided to reward Truman as he wishes.
Before the servants were prepared to lash him, Truman requested the rich man to call the gate-keeper inside.
Everyone was puzzled about the connection between these two.
Truman pointing at the gatekeeper and explained, “he is my business partner. He refused to let me take the truffle inside and make me promised him to reward 50 percent of whatever I receive. So please, he deserves half the reward you are giving me!”
The rich man suddenly realized the reason behind the demand of 100 lashes. He told the gatekeeper, “I decide to reward you fully that is asked by the man who brought the truffle!”
The greedy gate-keeper had a big wry smile and bow down. The servant lashed him 100 times on his back and he was severely regretted! On the other hand, the farmer Truman was rewarded with many gold coins.
解 說
Man is gifted with a moral sense by which he distinguishes good from evil.(區別善惡是人與生俱來的道德觀。)
Gifted teachers can really bring literature to life for their students.(優秀的教師可以扎實地將文學帶進學生的生活中。)
Alice is doubly gifted: as a writer and as an artist.(愛麗絲有當作家和藝術家的雙重天賦。)
The temple roof was supported by eight massive stone pillars.(這寺廟的屋頂由,八塊巨大的石柱支撐。)
The country has undergone massive changes recently.(這個國家近來發生了天翻地覆的變化。)
The gorilla in Africa has a massive forehead.(非洲的大猩猩有著巨大的額頭。)
I don’t suppose you quite appreciate the delicacy of the unique situation.(我不認為你會欣賞這種獨特情況的微妙之處。)
The baby’s skin has the delicacy of a flower.(嬰兒的皮膚,有如花瓣微妙纖細。)
This region of south France produces fruits of great delicacy.(在這個法國南部的地區,生產極為美味的水果。)
〈The Impossible Dream〉完整的歌曲由Mitch Leigh所創作,歌詞由Joe Darion編寫。這首歌是1965年百老匯音樂劇《Man of La Mancha》之中,最受歡迎的歌曲,描述唐吉訶德(Don Quixote)挑戰風車(不可能的夢)。
Jessica:Hello, it’s been a long time since the last time we meet.
Monica:Long time no see, I haven’t seen you quite a while.
Jessica:Exactly how long do you think that it has been?
Monica:I believe that it has been two years since we last saw each other.
Jessica:So where have you been since I last saw you?
Monica:I am working on my doctorate at Oxford.
Jessica:What is your field of emphasis?
Monica:I decided to pursue English Literature.
To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march
Into hell for a heavenly cause