One day, a rich father took his little son on a trip to the country. He wanted to show him the poverty in the world. They spent a day and a night at the farm of a very poor family.

 

一天,一個富爸爸帶著小兒子到鄉下旅行,想讓他看看世界上的貧窮是什麼樣子。他們在一個非常貧窮的家庭的農場呆了一天一夜。

 

When they got back from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”

 

旅行回來後,父親問兒子:旅行怎麼樣?

 

“Very good, Dad!”

“Did you see how the lives of the poor can be?” the father asked.

“Yeah!”

“And what did you learn?”

 

很好,爸爸!

你看到了窮人的日子是怎麼過的嗎?父親問。

有啊!

那你學到了什麼?

 

After thinking for a moment, the son answered, “I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have electric lights in the garden, and they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have a whole horizon.”

 

想了一會兒後,兒子說:我看到我們家養了一條狗,他們家養了4條狗;我們家的游泳池只通到花園中央,他們家有一條看不到盡頭的小溪;我們在花園裏安電燈,他們有滿天星星;我們家的天井通到前院,他們擁有整個地平線。

 

When the little boy finished, his father was speechless. His son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing how poor we are!”

 

小男孩說完後,他的父親沒有吭聲。他的兒子又補充道:謝謝你,爸爸,你讓我看到了我們多麼地貧窮 ?!

 

 

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