经典童话英语故事：The Selfish Giant
Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giants garden.
It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring-time broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in the autumn bore rich fruit. The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games in order to listen to them. How happy we are here! they cried to each other.
One day the Giant came back. 1-1e had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and had stayed with him for seven years. After the seven years were over he had said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited, and he determined to return to his own castle.When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden.
What are you doing here? he cried in a very gruff voice, and the children ran away.
My own garden is my own garden, said the Giant; anyone can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself. So he built a high wall all round it, and put up a notice-board.
He was a very selfish Giant.
The poor children had now nowhere to play. They tried to play on the road, but the road was very dusty and full of hard stones, and they did not like it. They used to wander round the high wall when their lessons were over, and talk about the beautiful garden inside. How happy we were there, they said to each other.
Then the Spring came, and all over the country there were little blossoms and little birds. only in the garden of the selfish Giant it was still winter. The birds did not care to sing in it as there were no children, and the trees forgot to blossom. once a beautiful flower put its head out from the grass, but when it saw the notice-board it was so sorry for the children that it slipped back into the ground again, and went off to sleep. The only people who were pleased were the Snow and the Frost. Spring has forgotten this garden, they cried, so we will live here all the year round. The Snow covered up the grass with her great white cloak, and the Frost painted all the trees silver. Then they invited the North Wind to stay with them, and he came. He was wrapped in furs, and he roared all day about the garden, and blew the chimney-pots down. This is a delightful spot, he said, we must ask the Hail on a visit. So the Hail came. Every day for three hours he rattled on the roof of the castle till he brokemost of the slates, and then he ran round and round the garden as fast as he could go.He was dressed in grey, and his breath was like ice.
春季到了，整个村庄到处盛开着小花，到处都有气小鸟欢唱。只有自私的巨人的花园里依然是冬季。鸟儿们不想去那儿歌唱，由于那里没有孩子们的踪迹， 树木也忘了开花。一次，一朵美丽的花儿从草间伸出头来，可是当它看到告示牌的时候，它为孩子们感到难过，又把头缩回到地里，继续沉睡。唯一高兴的是白雪和 霖降。春季忘记了这座花园，他们嚷道，那样大家可以常年住在这里了。雪用她厚重的白色外衣覆盖住草地，霜降给所有的树木刷上了银色的外衣。之后他 们还邀请北风来和他们同住，北风来了。他裹在毛皮里，整日在花园里呼啸，还吹掉了烟囱管帽。这是一个让人愉悦的地方，他说，大家肯定要叫冰雹来做 客。于是冰雹也来了。每天他都要在城堡的屋顶连续不断地敲打三个小时，直到大多数瓦片被砸破为止，然后他又以最快的速度绕着花园奔跑。他穿着一身灰衣， 气息如冰一般。
I cannot understand why the Spring is so late in coming, said the selfish Giant,as he sat at the window and looked out at his cold white garden; I hope there will be a change in the weather.
But the Spring never came, nor the Summer. The Autumn gave golden fruit to every garden, but to the Giants garden she gave none. He is too selfish, she said. So it was always Winter there, and the North Wind, and the Hail, and the Frost, and the Snow danced about through the trees.
经典童话英语故事：Pippi Moves into Villa Villekulla
Way out at the end of a tiny little town was an old overgrown garden, and in the garden was an old house, and in the house lived Pippi Longstocking. She was nine years old, and she lived there all alone. She had no mother and no father, and that was of course very nice because there was no one to tell her to go to bed just when she was having the most fun, and no one who could make her take cod liver oil when she much preferred caramel candy.
once upon a time Pippi had had a father of whom she was extremely fond. Naturally she had had a mother too, but that was so long ago that Pippi didnt remember her at all. Her mother had died when Pippi was just a tiny baby and lay in a cradle and howled so that nobody could go anywhere near her. Pippi was sure that her mother was now up in Heaven, watching her little girl through a peephole in the sky, and Pippi often waved up at her and called, Dont you worry about me. I1l always come out on top.
很久以前，皮皮有过爸爸，她极其喜爱自身的爸爸。当然她也有过妈妈，但是这是许久以前了，皮皮一点也不记得了。当皮皮还是一个小婴儿躺在摇蓝里的时 候，她的妈妈就去世了。她号啕大哭，谁都不敢挨近她。皮皮相信她的妈妈正在天堂里，通过天上的一个小孔看着她的小女儿，皮皮经常对她挥挥手，呼喊着:不 用担忧我，我会过得非常不错。
Pippi had not forgotten her father. He was a sea captain who sailed on the great ocean,and Pippi had sailed with him in his ship until one day her father was blown overboard in a storm and disappeared. But Pippi was absolutely certain that he would come back.She would never believe that he had drowned; she was sure he had floated until he landed on an island inhabited by cannibals. And she thought he had become the king of all the cannibals and went around with a golden crown on his head all day along.
皮皮没有忘记她的爸爸。他是一个海上的船长，航行在无边无际的大海上，皮皮曾经和他一起在他的船上航行，直到有一天爸爸在一场风暴中被刮下了船，消 失了。但是，皮皮完全相信他会回来的。她绝不相信他会溺水而死，她相信他在海上漂流，漂到一个黑人居住的岛屿上。她想他当上了黑人国王，头上戴着一顶金冠 整日四处走动。
My papa is a cannibal king; it certainly isnt every child who has such a stylish papa, Pippi used to say with satisfaction. And as soon as my papa has built himself a boat he will come and get me, and Ill be a cannibal princess. Heigh-ho, wont that be exciting?
Her father had bought the old house in the garden many years ago. He thought he would live there with Pippi when he grew old and couldnt sail the seas any longer. And then this annoying thing had to happen, that he was blown into the ocean, and while Pippi was waiting for him to come back she went straight home to Villa Villekulla. That was the name of the house. It stood there ready and waiting for her. One lovely summer evening she had said good-by to all the sailors on her fathers boat. They were all fond of Pippi, and she of them.
许多年前，她的爸爸就买下了花园里的房子。他想等他老了，再也不可以出海了，就和皮皮住在这里。之后这件讨厌的事情发生了，他被刮进了大海。而皮皮要 等着爸爸回来，她直接住进了维拉维洛古拉的家。维拉维洛古拉，这就是房子的名字，它坐落在那里，筹备就绪，等待着她。一个令人愉快的夏夜，她告别了爸爸船 上所有的水手，他们全都喜爱皮皮，皮皮也喜爱他们。
So long, boys, she said and kissed each one on the forehead. Dont you worry about me. Ill always come out on top.
Two things she took with her from the ship: a little monkey whose name was Mr. Nilsson--he was a present from her father-and a big suitcase full of gold pieces. The sailors stood upon the deck and watched as long as they could see her. She walked straight ahead without looking back at all, with Mr. Nilsson on her shoulder and her suitcase in her hand.
A remarkable child, said one of the sailors as Pippi disappeared in the distance.
He was right. Pippi was indeed a remarkable child. The most remarkable thing about her was that she was so strong. She was so very strong that in the whole wide world there was not a single police officer as strong as she. Why, she could lift a whole horse if she wanted to! And she had bought with one of her many gold pieces the day she came home to Villa Villekulla. She had always longed for a horse, anct now here he was, living on the porch. When Pippi wanted to drink her afternoon coffee there, she simply lifted him down into the garden.
他是对的。皮皮确实是一个了不起的孩子。她最非同一般的地方是她力大无穷。她力气大极了，恐怕世界上没有一个警察能和她一样。为啥呢，如果她想的 话，她能举起一整匹马!当她来到维拉维洛古拉这个家的时候，用一块金币买了一匹马。她一直渴望能有一匹马，目前他就住在门廊里。当皮皮想在门廊上喝下午的 咖啡时，她只须把马举到花园里去。
经典童话英语故事：The Giving Tree
once there was a treeand she loved a little boy. Every day the boy would come and he wouldgather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest.He would climb up hertrunk and swing from her branches and eat apples. And they would play hide-and-go-seek.And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade. And the boy loved the tree verymuch.And the tree was happy.
But time went by. The boy grew older, and the tree was often alone.
Then one day the boy came to the tree and the tree said.Come, Boy, come and climb up mytrunk and swing from my branches and eat my apples and play in my shade and be happy.
I am too big to climb and play. said the boy. 1 want to buy things and have fun. I want somemoney. Can you give me some money?
Im sorry, said the tree, but I have no money. I have only leaves and apples. Take my apples,Boy, and sell them in the city. Then you will have money and you will be happy.
And so the boy climbed up the tree and gathered her apples and carried them away.
And the tree was happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long timeand the tree was sad.
And then one day the boy came back and the tree shook with joy and she said, Come,Boy,climb up my trunk and swing from my branches and be happy.
I am too busy to climb trees, said the boy. I want a house to keep me warm, he said. I wanta wife and I want children, and so I need a house. Can you give me a house?
I have no house, said the tree. The forest is my house, but you may cut my branches andbuild a house. Then you will be happy.
And so the boy cut off her branches and carried them away to build his house. And the treewas happy. But the boy stayed away for a long time.
And when he came back, the tree was so happy that she could hardly speak. Come,Boy, shewhispered, come and play.
I am too old and sad to play, said the boy. I want a boat that will take me far away fromhere. Can you give me a boat?
Cut down my trunk and make a boat, said the tree. Then you can sail away and be happy.
And so the boy cut down her trunk and made a boat and sailed away.
And the tree was happy...but not really.
And after a long time the boy came back again, I am sorry, Boy, said the tree,but I havenothing left to give you-my apples are gone.
My teeth are too weak for apples, said the boy.
My branches are gone, said the tree. You cannot swing on them -
I am too old to swing on branches, said the boy.
My trunk is gone, said the tree. You cannot climb-
I am too tired to climb, said the boy.
I am sorry, sighed the tree. I wish that I could give you somethingbut I have nothing left. Iam just an old stump. I am sorry
I dont need very much now, said the boy,just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.
Well, said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, Well, an old stump is goodfor sitting and resting. Come Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.