Unlovely不被爱的人
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Unlovely不被爱的人

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A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. “Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. Ihave a friend I’d like to bring home with me.”
这是关于一个士兵的故事,越南战争结束后,他终于就要回家了。他在旧金山给他的爸爸妈妈打电话,“爸爸,妈妈,我就要回家了,不过有件事情想求你们帮忙。我有一个朋友,我想把他带回家。”

 “Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.”
 “当然可以,”他们答道,“我们见到他会很高兴的。”

“There’s something you should know ,” the son continued , “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I wanthim to come live with us.”
 “但是,你们要知道,”儿子继续说道,“他在战争中严重受伤。他踩在地雷上,失去了一支胳膊和一条腿。他没有地方去,我想让他和我们生活在一起。”

“We’re sorry to hear that son. But, maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.”
“儿子,我们听到这些很难过。我们也许可以帮他在其他地方找到住处。”

“No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.”
“不,爸爸妈妈,我想让他和我们生活在一起。”

“Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden to us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.”
  “孩子,”父亲说道,“你不知道你在说些什么。一个这样严重残疾的人对我们来说会是一个沉重的负担。我们有我们自己的生活,我们不能让这种事情影响了我们的生活。我觉得你回来就行了,把这个人忘了吧。他总会自己活下去的。”

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.
就在这个时候,儿子挂断了电话。爸爸妈妈再也没有得到有关儿子的任何消息。然而,几天后,他们接到了来自旧金山警察局的电话。他们被告知他们的儿子坠楼而死。警察认为是自杀。

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only arm and one leg.
极度悲伤的父母飞往旧金山来到市太平间辨认他们的儿子。他们认出了自己的儿子,但是,让他们惊讶的是他们也发现了一些他们不知道的事情,他们的儿子只有一支胳膊和一条腿。

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we do not like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.
故事中的父母就像我们中的大多数一样。我们很容易喜欢相貌漂亮的或者能给我们带来快乐的人,而不喜欢那些给我们带来麻烦或者让我们感到不舒服的人。我们总是远离那些不如我们健康、美丽或聪明的人。

 



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