少兒英語故事:烏鴉和老鷹
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一只烏鴉看見老鷹輕而易舉就能把小羊羔叼走,正在睡覺的牧羊人沒有發現,他也想這么做,結果……

It was a bright spring day. The sun was high in the blue sky. A herd1 of sheep was grazing contentedly2 on the hillside. The little lambs with their soft white coats and curly tails were playing among themselves. The Shepherd, seeing that his flock was safe and happy, had fallen asleep under the spreading branches of a large old tree. 
 
Suddenly an Eagle swooped4 down from the sky. It pounced5 on a little lamb and carried it off so swiftly that none of the other lambs even had the time to bleat6. The sleeping Shepherd heard nothing. 
 
A Crow was sitting on the tree under which the Shepherd lay asleep. He had seen how the Eagle had caught the lamb and carried it off to his nest. 
 
‘What a wonderful way to get dinner!’ he thought. 'Why do crows look for old smelly food?’ 
 
The Crow decided7 to do exactly as the Eagle had done. It had looked easy enough. All he had to do was to decide which sheep he wanted, swoop3 down upon it, hold it as firmly as he could in his claws and fly off with it… Easy! 
 
If the Eagle could do it, then so could he! 
 
The Crow looked down at the flock of sheep to decide which sheep he wanted. 
 
Just below the tree, by the Shepherd, a big, old Ram8 was grazing. He had curling horns and a thick heavy fleece. 
 
'Aha! He should be a good meal for me!' thought the Crow greedily. He was very hungry and the thought of a large juicy ram for lunch made his mouth water. 
 
The Crow swooped silently and swiftly down onto the Ram, just as he had seen the Eagle do and grasped it firmly by its fleece. 
 
‘And now to fly off with it to my nest,' said the Crow to himself. He flapped his wings with all his strength, but could not lift the Ram. 
 
The Ram was large. He was much too heavy for the Crow to carry. The Crow tried again and again, but without success. 
 
The Ram felt the Crow on its back and was most annoyed. Just what do you think you are doing, you pesky bird?' he snapped, glaring at him over his shoulder. 
 
The Crow flapped harder still, trying to carry the Ram away.
 
‘Now stop that!' cried the Ram. ‘Go away! Shoo! Leave me in peace!’ He jumped and bucked9 and tried to shake the Crow off his back. 
 
‘Oh oh!' thought the Crow, alarmed at the Ram’s fierce antics. ‘Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all! Perhaps I should look for my dinner somewhere else! I had better let the Ram be!' 
 
The Crow tried to fly away, but he found he could not move. His claws were caught in the Ram’s thick fleece! The Crow pulled his feet this way and that. He flapped his wings as hard as he could. But no matter what he did, he only seemed to get stuck more firmly. 
 
Oh, how was he ever going to get free? The Crow squawked loudly in fear and despair. The Ram started running around the tree, bellowing10 with rage. The Shepherd woke up with a start. Who was making that horrible noise? Were his sheep in danger? He sat up. 
 
What a sight met his eyes! The Ram was running round and round the tree. On his back was the Crow, squawking and trying to rise into the air. 
 
The Shepherd began to laugh. At last, wiping his eyes, the Shepherd stood up. He stopped the Ram as he ran by and calmed him with gentle words. 
 
When the Ram was still, the Shepherd took a pair of shears11 from his sack. Holding the Crow with one hand, he deftly12 snipped13 the fleece until the Crow was free. 
 
‘What did you think you were doing, my fine friend'' asked the Shepherd, looking at the Crow. ‘Playing at being an Eagle, were you?' 
 
The Shepherd burst out laughing again. 
 
The Crow was too embarrassed even to croak14. He wished only that the Shepherd would let him go so he could fly away to his nest and hide his foolish head. 
 
Finally, when the Shepherd let the Crow go, the Crow flapped his wings and flew off as fast as he could. 
 
‘And the next time you want to be an Eagle, make sure you pick an animal your size!' called the Shepherd after him. 
 
The Crow, feeling silly and foolish, promised himself that from now on he would only do as other crows did! 


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1 herd Pd8zb     
n.獸群,牧群;vt.使集中,把…趕在一起
參考例句:
  • She drove the herd of cattle through the wilderness.她趕著牛群穿過荒野。
  • He had no opinions of his own but simply follow the herd.他從無主見,只是人云亦云。
2 contentedly a0af12176ca79b27d4028fdbaf1b5f64     
adv.心滿意足地
參考例句:
  • My father sat puffing contentedly on his pipe.父親坐著心滿意足地抽著煙斗。
  • "This is brother John's writing,"said Sally,contentedly,as she opened the letter.
3 swoop nHPzI     
n.俯沖,攫取;v.抓取,突然襲擊
參考例句:
  • The plane made a swoop over the city.那架飛機突然向這座城市猛降下來。
  • We decided to swoop down upon the enemy there.我們決定突襲駐在那里的敵人。
4 swooped 33b84cab2ba3813062b6e35dccf6ee5b     
俯沖,猛沖( swoop的過去式和過去分詞 )
參考例句:
  • The aircraft swooped down over the buildings. 飛機俯沖到那些建筑物上方。
  • The hawk swooped down on the rabbit and killed it. 鷹猛地朝兔子撲下來,并把它殺死。
5 pounced 431de836b7c19167052c79f53bdf3b61     
v.突然襲擊( pounce的過去式和過去分詞 );猛撲;一眼看出;抓住機會(進行抨擊)
參考例句:
  • As soon as I opened my mouth, the teacher pounced on me. 我一張嘴就被老師抓住呵斥了。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • The police pounced upon the thief. 警察向小偷撲了過去。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
6 bleat OdVyE     
v.咩咩叫,(講)廢話,哭訴;n.咩咩叫,廢話,哭訴
參考例句:
  • He heard the bleat of a lamb.他聽到小羊的叫聲。
  • They bleat about how miserable they are.他們訴說他們的生活是多么悲慘。
7 decided lvqzZd     
adj.決定了的,堅決的;明顯的,明確的
參考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.這使他們比對手具有明顯的優勢。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英國人和中國人打招呼的方式有很明顯的區別。
8 ram dTVxg     
(random access memory)隨機存取存儲器
參考例句:
  • 512k RAM is recommended and 640k RAM is preferred.推薦配置為512K內存,640K內存則更佳。
9 bucked 4085b682da6f1272318ebf4527d338eb     
adj.快v.(馬等)猛然弓背躍起( buck的過去式和過去分詞 );抵制;猛然震蕩;馬等尥起后蹄跳躍
參考例句:
  • When he tried to ride the horse, it bucked wildly. 當他試圖騎上這匹馬時,它突然狂暴地躍了起來。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • The plane bucked a strong head wind. 飛機頂著強烈的逆風飛行。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
10 bellowing daf35d531c41de75017204c30dff5cac     
v.發出吼叫聲,咆哮(尤指因痛苦)( bellow的現在分詞 );(憤怒地)說出(某事),大叫
參考例句:
  • We could hear he was bellowing commands to his troops. 我們聽見他正向他的兵士大聲發布命令。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • He disguised these feelings under an enormous bellowing and hurraying. 他用大聲吼叫和喝采掩飾著這些感情。 來自辭典例句
11 shears Di7zh6     
n.大剪刀
參考例句:
  • These garden shears are lightweight and easy to use.這些園丁剪刀又輕又好用。
  • With a few quick snips of the shears he pruned the bush.他用大剪刀幾下子就把灌木給修剪好了。
12 deftly deftly     
adv.靈巧地,熟練地,敏捷地
參考例句:
  • He deftly folded the typed sheets and replaced them in the envelope. 他靈巧地將打有字的紙折好重新放回信封。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • At last he had a clew to her interest, and followed it deftly. 這一下終于讓他發現了她的興趣所在,于是他熟練地繼續談這個話題。 來自英漢文學 - 嘉莉妹妹
13 snipped 826fea38bd27326bbaa2b6f0680331b5     
v.剪( snip的過去式和過去分詞 )
參考例句:
  • He snipped off the corner of the packet. 他將包的一角剪了下來。 來自辭典例句
  • The police officer snipped the tape and untied the hostage. 警方把膠帶剪斷,松綁了人質。 來自互聯網
14 croak yYLzJ     
vi.嘎嘎叫,發牢騷
參考例句:
  • Everyone seemed rather out of sorts and inclined to croak.每個人似乎都有點不對勁,想發發牢騷。
  • Frogs began to croak with the rainfall.蛙隨著雨落開始哇哇叫。
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