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鹅与金蛋的故事

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The Goose with the Golden Eggs

鹅与金蛋的故事

Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough.
曾几何时,一个男人和他的妻子幸运地养了一只鹅,每天下蛋。尽管他们很幸运,但他们很快就开始认为自己的致富速度还不够快。
They imagined that if the bird is able to lay golden eggs, its insides must be made of gold. And they thought that if they could get all that precious metal at once, they would get mighty rich very soon. So the man and his wife decided to kill the bird.
他们认为,如果这只鸟能够产下金黄色的鸡蛋,则其内部必须由黄金制成。他们认为,如果能够一次获得所有这些贵重金属,他们将很快变得强大起来。因此,该男子和他的妻子决定杀死这只鸟。
However, upon cutting the goose open, they were shocked to find that its innards were like that of any other goose!
但是,在将鹅切开后,他们震惊地发现它的内脏与其他任何鹅一样!
MORAL: THINK BEFORE YOU ACT
道德:行事前要三思


More about the story

有关故事的更多信息

Kill not the goose that lays golden eggs is a popular proverb in English that is rooted in this story.
不杀下金蛋的鹅是这个故事中根深蒂固的英语谚语。    
When we use this proverb, we mean that anyone who feels entitled to, and tries to get more than he is already receiving, is most likely to get nothing at all in the future.
当我们使用这个谚语时,我们的意思是说,任何有资格获得并试图获得比他已经得到的更多的东西的人,将来极有可能一无所获。
Read the following example:
阅读以下示例:
Young Johnny had a very kind and generous uncle. Every time Johnny visited him with his parents, he was given five cents. One day, Johnny thought of buying a bike. The next time he met his uncle, he asked him for 50 dollars. “50 dollars?” exclaimed his uncle. “That is a lot of money!”
年轻的约翰尼(Johnny)有一个非常善良和慷慨的叔叔。约翰尼每次与父母拜访他时,都会得到五美分。有一天,约翰尼想买一辆自行车。下次他遇到叔叔时,他要了他50美元。 “ 50美元?”他的叔叔叫道。 “那是很多钱!”
“Well, you can afford it, and I want to buy a bike,” said Johnny. “You don’t have any children, so you should have a lot of money.”
约翰尼说:“嗯,你买得起,我想买一辆自行车。” “您没有孩子,所以您应该有很多钱。”
Johnny’s uncle was very angry. He did not like Johnny’s attitude.
约翰尼的叔叔非常生气。他不喜欢约翰尼的态度。

Johnny did not get 50 dollars. He did not get his five cents also any more.

约翰尼没有得到50美元。他也没有再得到五美分了。

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