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英文励志故事

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英文励志故事

To be kind-hearted
One evening, it was raining and the wind was blowing hard. An old couple came to an inn and prepared to put up for the night (投宿)there. A young man received them with open arms(热地), but said Im sorry! Our guest rooms here are all full and the inns nearby are all full, too, for there will be an important meeting to be held here tomorrow.
Hearing the young mans words, the old couple felt very disappointed, and turned around to leave.
Just as they were leaving, the young man came up to them and stopped them: Madam and sir, if you dont mind, you can sleep in my bedroom for a night.
The next evening, the old couple took out lots of money to give it to the young man, but he refused to take it.
No!You neednt pay me any money, for I only lend my room to you. said the young man with a smile on his face.
Youre great, young man! Its very kind of you. Maybe one day, Ill build a hotel for you! said the old man gratefully.
With these words, the old couple left.
Gazing at their receding figures, the young man only laughed and went on working.
Several years later, the young man suddenly received a letter from the old couple, inviting him to go to Manhattan(曼哈顿) .
The young man met the old couple in front of a luxury hotel(豪华饭店).
Do you still remember what I said to you several years ago? Look! This is the hotel that I built for you! said the old man.
Soon, the young man became the manager of the hotel.
(T)True or (F) False
1. The young man accepted it happily when the old couple gave the money to him.
2. The young man had thought the old man was only joking about building a hotel for him, but the old man kept his word.

Keys: 1. F. 2. T.

想跨越自己目前所取得的,就不应划地自限,固步自封;勇于接受挑战充实自我,一定会发展得更好。
Take off the hard shell

One day, a lobster(龙虾) met a hermit crab (寄居蟹)in the deep sea.
To the hermit crabs puzzlement, he found the lobster taking off his hard shell and showing his tender and ly body.
Hey! Lobster, said the crab, Why are you removing your protective shell? You could be eaten by a big fish, or knocked against a rock by the current and killed. Dont be silly, or you will have to pay a heavy price for your behavior.
Thank you for your concern! But dont you know that we have to remove our shells i




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