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Now, the VOA Special English program: American Stories. Our story today is called Many Moons, it was written by James Thurber. Here is shorter view of the story.

Princess Lenore loved cakes. She once ate so many mechibecam cakes. And the king’s doctor could do nothing to help it. The king promised to his little daughter anything she wanted if she would just get well. Lenore said she wanted the moon. She would get well if she had the moon.

The king called for his important official The Lord High Chamberlain. He was a big fat man who wore thick eye glasses. The king asked him to get the moon for the young princess. The king’s official took a long list from his pocket and said: “ You majesty, I have gotten you many things. Here is a list of them: Ivory, Monkeys, peacocks, jewels, pink elephants, little blue dogs, gold insects, and the feathers of angels. And I have brought you giants and little men and Women who live in the sea and singers and the dancers, a kilo of butter, a bag of sugar, and twenty four eggs. Oh, I’m sorry. My wife wrote that.”

The king said he did not remember any little blue dogs and did not want to talk about the blue dogs. He wanted the moon for his daughter and he wanted it quickly.

The Lord said: “ I have gotten things from far off places like Africa and Asia. But I cannot get the moon. The moon is sixty-thousand kilometers from the earth. It is bigger even than the Princess’s room and it is made of hot copper. Nobody can touch it. Little blue dogs, yes. But the moon, No.

The king ordered the Lord out of the room and sent for his mathematician-a little man with no hair on his head. He carried pencils behind his ear.

The king said to him: “ Don’t tell me all the problems you have settled for me in the last forty years. I am not interested in them. I want the moon for Princess Lenore. Now, get it.

The mathematician said: “ Thank you, thank you for asking me. On this paper I have written all the problems I have answered for you in the last forty years. I have told you how far up is and how far down is. I showed you the distance between the letter A and Z between day and night. "

The king got hot with anger. He said he didn’t want to talk. He wanted the moon for his daughter.

But the mathematician said he could not get the moon. The moon is five-hundred-thousand kilometers away. It is almost as big as the king’s country and it is made of asbestos and it is nailed to the sky. Nobody can get it.

The king pushed the mathematician out of the room. He called for his jester, the only man who made him laugh.

The jester came running into the room. He wore his funny clothes covered with bells. The king said: “ My daughter will stay sick until she gets the moon. All my officials say that they cannot get it.

The jester thought for a minute and said: “ Well, they are all wise men, but have different ideas about the moon. Why don’t we ask Princess Lenore what ideas she has about the moon? "

The king agreed. And the jester went to Lenore’s room. The little girl spoke with difficulty. She asked the jester if he brought the moon.

He said he would get it but first he wanted to know how big she thought the moon was.

Lenore answered: “ It is as big as the nail on my finger. I know this is so because when I put my small finger in front of the moon my finger nail covers it. "

The jester then asked her how far away she thought the moon was.

She said: “ that it was not as high as the tree near the window she knew this because sometimes the moon get caught in the top of the tree.”

The jester had one more question: “ What do you think the moon is made of?.”

The princess laughed and said: “ Of course, it is made of gold!”

The jester laughed Lenore and wanted to see the king’s jeweler.

The jeweler made a round moon of gold a little smaller than the finger nail of the princess, then he put the moon on a gold chain so that Lenore could wear it on her neck.

The jester took the gold chain to Princess Lenore.

She was so happy that she quickly got well. The next day she got out of bed and played in the garden.

The king was happy. But then he began to worry. He knew the moon that night would be bright that night. If his daughter saw it she would know that the moon on her neck was not really the moon.

Again he asked his officials to see him.

The Lord High Chamberlain was first. The king asked what could be done so that Princess Lenore would not see the moon that night.

The Lord High Chamberlain thought for a long time. Then he said: “ If the Princess wore black glasses she would not be able to see anything.”

The king said that if his daughter could not see anything she would walk into the furniture and hurt herself and be back in bed.

He called for his mathematician.

The mathematician walked around in a circle. He said he had the answer: “ Fireworks, every night in the gardens so many bright lights shooting into the sky from the gardens would keep Princess Lenore from seeing the moon.”

The king told the mathematician that he was stupid: “ So much light in the sky would not let his daughter sleep. "

The king looked out of his window. He saw the moon begin to rise. He quickly called for his jester and told him that his little daughter would see the moon this would make her sick again.

None of his officials knew what to do about it.

The jester said if these wise men do not know how to hide the moon then the moon cannot be hidden.

Again the king looked out of the window and saw that the moon was shining into Lenore’s room.

The jester spoke to him: “ Who knew what the moon was made of and how far away it was. I think that Princess Lenore is wiser than your officials and knows more about the moon than they do. I will ask her to explain how the moon can be on her neck and in the sky.

The king could not stop him.

The jester went to Lenore’s room. She was in bed but not sleeping. She was looking out of the window at the moon in the sky. She held the little moon that the jester had brought her.

The jester asked her: “ How can the moon shine in the sky when it is hanging around your neck?”

She looked at him and laughed. She said: “ That’s a foolish question. When I lose a tooth a new one grows in its place, doesn’t it?”

The jester answered: “ Of course, and when a deer loses its horns, new horns grow!”

She said: “ That’s right. And when we cut the flowers in the garden other flowers grow in their places.”

The jester said: “ That’s right! And after the night takes the place of the day, the day takes the place of the night!”

Princess Lenore said: “ It is the same with the moon. And I think it is the same with everything.” Her voice got lower and lower.

And the jester looked at her closely and saw that she was asleep. He covered her gently with the blankets and walked quietly out of her room on his toes.

You have just heard the American Story Many Moons. It was written by James Thurber. Your narrator was Shep O’Neal.

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Now, the VOA Special English program: American Stories. Our story today is called Many Moons, it was written by James Thurber. Here is Shep O’Neal with the story.

Princess Lenore loved cakes. She once ate so many that she became sick. And the king’s doctor could do nothing to help her. The king promised to his little daughter anything she wanted if she would just get well. Lenore said she wanted the moon. She would get well if she had the moon.

The king called for his important official The Lord High Chamberlain. He was a big fat man who wore thick eye-glasses. The king asked him to get the moon for the young princess. The king’s official took a long list from his pocket and said: “ You majesty, I have gotten you many things. Here is a list of them: Ivory, Monkeys, peacocks, jewels, pink elephants, little blue dogs, gold insects, and the feathers of angels. And I have brought you giants and little men and Women who live in the sea and singers and the dancers, a kilo of butter, a bag of sugar, and twenty four eggs. Oh, I’m sorry. My wife wrote that.”

The king said he did not remember any little blue dogs and did not want to talk about little blue dogs. He wanted the moon for his daughter and he wanted it quickly.

The Lord High Chamberlain said: “ I have gotten things from far off places like Africa and Asia. But I cannot get the moon. The moon is sixty-thousand kilometers from the earth. It is bigger even than the Princess Lenore's room and it is made of hot copper. Nobody can touch it. Little blue dogs, yes. But the moon, No.

The king ordered the Lord High Chamberlain out of the room and sent for his mathematician-a little man with no hair on his head. He carried pencils behind his ear.

The king said to him: “ Don’t tell me all the problems you have settled for me in the last forty years. I am not interested in them. I want the moon for Princess Lenore. Now, get it.

The mathematician said: “ Thank you, thank you for asking me. On this paper I have written all the problems I have answered for you in the last forty years. I have told you how far up is and how far down is. I showed you the distance between the letter A and Z between day and night. "

The king got hot with anger. He said he didn’t want to talk. He wanted the moon for his daughter.

But the mathematician said he could not get the moon. The moon is five-hundred-thousand kilometers away. It is almost as big as the king’s country and it is made of asbestos and it is nailed to the sky. Nobody can get it.

The king pushed the mathematician out of the room. He called for his jester, the only man who made him laugh.

The jester came running into the room. He wore his funny clothes covered with bells. The king said: “ My daughter will stay sick until she gets the moon. All my officials say that they cannot get it.

The jester thought for a minute and said: “ Well, they are all wise men, but have different ideas about the moon. Why don’t we ask Princess Lenore what ideas she has about the moon? "

The king agreed. And the jester went to Lenore’s room. The little girl spoke with difficulty. She asked the jester if he brought the moon.

He said he would get it but first he wanted to know how big she thought the moon was.

Lenore answered: “ It is as big as the nail on my finger. I know this is so because when I put my small finger in front of the moon my finger nail covers it. "

The jester then asked her how far away she thought the moon was.

She said: “ that it was not as high as the tree near the window she knew this because sometimes the moon get caught in the top of the tree.”

The jester had one more question: “ What do you think the moon is made of?.”

The princess laughed and said: “ Of course, it is made of gold!”

The jester laughed Lenore and wanted to see the king’s jeweler.

The jeweler made a round moon of gold a little smaller than the finger nail of the princess, then he put the moon on a gold chain so that Lenore could wear it on her neck.

The jester took the gold chain to Princess Lenore.

She was so happy that she quickly got well. The next day she got out of bed and played in the garden.

The king was happy. But then he began to worry. He knew the moon that night would be bright in the sky. If his daughter saw it she would know that the moon on her neck was not really the moon.

Again he asked his officials to see him.

The Lord High Chamberlain was first. The king asked what could be done so that Princess Lenore would not see the moon that night.

The Lord High Chamberlain thought for a long time. Then he said: “ If the Princess wore black glasses she would not be able to see anything.”

The king said that if his daughter could not see anything she would walk into the furniture and hurt herself and be back in bed.

He called for his mathematician.

The mathematician walked around in a circle. He said he had the answer: “ Fireworks, every night in the gardens so many bright lights shooting into the sky from the gardens would keep Princess Lenore from seeing the moon.”

The king told the mathematician that he was stupid: “ So much light in the sky would not let his daughter sleep. "

The king looked out of his window. He saw the moon begin to rise. He quickly called for his jester and told him that his little daughter would see the moon this would make her sick again.

None of his officials knew what to do about it.

The jester said if these wise men do not know how to hide the moon then the moon cannot be hidden.

Again the king looked out of the window and saw that the moon was shining into Lenore’s room.

The jester spoke to him: “ Who knew what the moon was made of and how far away it was. I think that Princess Lenore is wiser than your officials and knows more about the moon than they do. I will ask her to explain how the moon can be on her neck and in the sky.

The king could not stop him.

The jester went to Lenore’s room. She was in bed but not sleeping. She was looking out of the window at the moon in the sky. She held the little moon that the jester had brought her.

The jester asked her: “ How can the moon shine in the sky when it is hanging around your neck?”

She looked at him and laughed. She said: “ That’s a foolish question. When I lose a tooth a new one grows in its place, doesn’t it?”

The jester answered: “ Of course, and when a deer loses its horns, new horns grow!”

She said: “ That’s right. And when we cut the flowers in the garden other flowers grow in their places.”

The jester said: “ That’s right! And after the night takes the place of the day, the day takes the place of the night!”

Princess Lenore said: “ It is the same with the moon. And I think it is the same with everything.” Her voice got lower and lower.

And the jester looked at her closely and saw that she was asleep. He covered her gently with the blankets and walked quietly out of her room on his toes.

You have just heard the American Story Many Moons. It was written by James Thurber. Your narrator was Shep O’Neal. The producer was        Davis. Listen again next week for another American story in special English on the voice of America. I am

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Now, the VOA Special English program: American Stories. Our story today is called Many Moons, it was written by James Thurber. Here is shorter view of the story.
现在, VOA 特别英语节目 : 美国故事。我们今天的故事是《许多月亮》,作者是 James Thurber. 这里是故事的一个简版。

Princess Lenore loved cakes. She once ate so many mechibecam cakes.And the king’s doctor could do nothing to help it. The king promised to his little daughter anything she wanted if she would just get well. Lenore said she wanted the moon. She would get well if she had the moon.
丽诺儿公主喜欢蛋糕。她有次吃了很多很多的麦卡贝肯蛋糕。国王的医生不知道做什么。国王承诺他的小女儿,她可以拥有什么东西如果她康复。丽诺儿说她要月亮。她会变好如果她有月亮。

The king called for his important official The Lord High Chamberlain. He was a big fat man who wore thick eye glasses. The king asked him to get the moon for the young princess. The king’s official took a long list from his pocket and said: “ You majesty, I have gotten you many things. Here is a list of them: Ivory, Monkeys, peacocks, jewels, pink elephants, little blue dogs, gold insects, and the feathers of angels. And I have brought you giants and little men and Women who live in the sea and singers and the dancers, a kilo of butter, a bag of sugar, and twenty four eggs. Oh, I’m sorry. My wife wrote that.”
于是国王召见了他的重要官员,亲王青贝伦。他是一个戴着厚厚的眼睛的胖子。国王让他找来月亮给年幼的公主。亲王从他的口袋里拿出了一个很长的清单,然后说:“尊敬的陛下,我给找到了很多东西。这里是一份清单:象牙,猴子,孔雀,珠宝,粉色大象,小蓝狗,金昆虫,还有天使的羽毛。我还给你带来了海里的小人们,歌唱家,还有舞蹈家,一公斤黄油,一袋糖,和二十四个鸡蛋。噢,不好意思。那是我妻子写得。”

The king said he did not remember any little blue dogs and did not want to talk about the blue dogs. He wanted the moon for his daughter and he wanted it quickly.
国王说他不记得什么小蓝狗也不想谈它们。他只要月亮给他的女儿,而且他想很快的得到。

The Lord said: “ I have gotten things from far off places like Africa and Asia. But I cannot get the moon. The moon is sixty-thousand kilometers from the earth. It is bigger even than the Princess’s room and it is made of hot copper. Nobody can touch it. Little blue dogs, yes. But the moon, No.
亲王说:“我把东西从遥远的地方带来,比如非洲和亚洲。但是我不能把月亮给摘下来。月亮离地球六万公里远。他比公主的房间还大,而且它是热铜做成的。没有人能摸它。小蓝狗,没问题。但是月亮,不行。

The king ordered the Lord out of the room and sent for his mathematician-a little man with no hair on his head. He carried pencils behind his ear.
国王命令他出去,然后召见他的数学家:一个小秃子。他把铅笔放在耳朵后面。

The king said to him: “ Don’t tell me all the problems you have settled for me in the last forty years. I am not interested in them. I want the moon for Princess Lenore. Now, get it.
国王对他说:“不要和我说你给我解决过的问题在这过去四十年。我不感兴趣。我要月亮给丽诺儿公主。现在,给我找来。”

The mathematician said: “ Thank you, thank you for asking me. On this paper I have written all the problems I have answered for you in the last forty years. I have told you how far up is and how far down is. I showed you the distance between the letter A and Z between day and night. "
数学家说 : “谢谢你的问题。在这张纸上,是四十年来我给你解答的所有问题。我告诉了你天有多高,地有多深。我给你展示了字母 A 与字母 Z 之间的距离在日昼与夜晚之间。

The king got hot with anger. He said he didn’t want to talk. He wanted the moon for his daughter.
国王变得很生气。他说他不想废话。他只要给女儿找来月亮。

But the mathematician said he could not get the moon. The moon is five-hundred-thousand kilometers away. It is almost as big as the king’s country and it is made of asbestos and it is nailed to the sky. Nobody can get it.
但是数学家说他不能摘下月亮。月亮在五十万公里之外。它差不多和国王的国家一样大,它不仅是石棉做成的,而且它钉在天空上。没有人可以得到它。

The king pushed the mathematician out of the room. He called for his jester, the only man who made him laugh.
国王把魔术师推出房间。他召见了他的小丑,唯一能给他带来欢乐的人。

The jester came running into the room. He wore his funny clothes covered with bells.
小丑跑进房间里。他穿着挂满铃铛的有趣的衣服。

The king said: “ My daughter will stay sick until she gets the moon. All my officials say that they cannot get it.
国王说:“我的女儿会一直生病直到她得到月亮。我所有的官员都说他们不能把它给摘下来。

The jester thought for a minute and said: “ Well, they are all wise men, but have different ideas about the moon. Why don’t we ask Princess Lenore what ideas she has about the moon? "
小丑想了想,然后说:“呀,他们都是聪明人,但是对月亮有不同的看法。为什么我们不问问丽诺儿公主她自己对月亮的想法呢?”

The king agreed. And the jester went to Lenore’s room. The little girl spoke with difficulty. She asked the jester if he brought the moon.
国王同意了。然后小丑去了丽诺儿的房间。小女孩努力地回答。她问小丑如果他带来了月亮。

He said he would get it but first he wanted to know how big she thought the moon was.
他说他会带来但是他要先知道她觉得月亮有多大。

Lenore answered: “ It is as big as the nail on my finger. I know this is so because when I put my small finger in front of the moon my finger nail covers it. "
丽诺儿说:“它和我的指甲一样大。我知道因为每次我把我的小手指放在月亮的前面,我的指甲正好盖住它。”

The jester then asked her how far away she thought the moon was.
然后小丑问,她觉得月亮有多远。

She said: “ that it was not as high as the tree near the window she knew this because sometimes the moon get caught in the top of the tree.”
她说“它没窗口旁边的树高,她知道是因为有时月亮被树顶盖住。”

The jester had one more question: “ What do you think the moon is made of?.”
小丑提了最后一个问题:“你认为它是什么做成的? ”

The princess laughed and said: “ Of course, it is made of gold!”
公主笑了,然后说:“当然了,它是金子做成的。”

The jester laughed Lenore and wanted to see the king’s jeweler.
小丑笑了丽诺儿,然后去见国王的珠宝匠。

The jeweler made a round moon of gold a little smaller than the finger nail of the princess, then he put the moon on a gold chain so that Lenore could wear it on her neck.
珠宝匠制作了一个圆月般的金块,它比公主的指甲小一点,然后他把金块接到一条金项链上,让丽诺儿戴在脖子上。

The jester took the gold chain to Princess Lenore.
小丑把金项链带去给丽诺儿公主。

She was so happy that she quickly got well. The next day she got out of bed and played in the garden.
她很高兴,以至于病马上就好了。一天过后她下床了,还在花园里玩。

The king was happy. But then he began to worry. He knew the moon that night would be bright that night. If his daughter saw it she would know that the moon on her neck was not really the moon.
国王很高兴。但是他开始担心。他知道月亮会闪耀那天晚上。如果他的女儿看见它,她会知道那她脖子上的月亮不是真的。

Again he asked his officials to see him.
他再次召见他的官员们。

The Lord High Chamberlain was first. The king asked what could be done so that Princess Lenore would not see the moon that night.
亲王青贝伦是第一个。国王问他有什么可以做,让丽诺儿公主看不见那天晚上的月亮。

The Lord High Chamberlain thought for a long time. Then he said: “ If the Princess wore black glasses she would not be able to see anything.”
亲王青贝伦想了很久。然后说 : “如果公主带着黑眼镜,她什么都会看不到。”

The king said that if his daughter could not see anything she would walk into the furniture and hurt herself and be back in bed.
国王说如果他的女儿什么也看不见,她会撞到家具然后受伤,重新回到床上。

He called for his mathematician. 他召见了数学家。

The mathematician walked around in a circle. He said he had the answer: “ Fireworks, every night in the gardens so many bright lights shooting into the sky from the gardens would keep Princess Lenore from seeing the moon.”
数学家绕着一个圈子走来走去。他说他有答案了:“烟花,每天晚上在花园里很多的亮光射向天空会让丽诺儿公主看不见月亮。 ”

The king told the mathematician that he was stupid: “ So much light in the sky would not let his daughter sleep. "
国王告诉数学家他很蠢:“夜里太多的亮光会让她睡不着的。”

The king looked out of his window. He saw the moon begin to rise. He quickly called for his jester and told him that his little daughter would see the moon this would make her sick again.
国王向窗外望去。他看见月亮开始升起。他急忙召见他的小丑。告诉他如果他(国王)的女儿看见月亮,这会使她再次生病。

None of his officials knew what to do about it.
他的官员们都不知道做什么。

The jester said if these wise men do not know how to hide the moon then the moon cannot be hidden.
小丑说这些聪明人不知道怎么遮住月亮,那月亮就不能被遮住。

Again the king looked out of the window and saw that the moon was shining into Lenore’s room.
国王再次望出窗外,然后看见月亮照进了丽诺儿的房间。

The jester spoke to him: “ Who knew what the moon was made of and how far away it was. I think that Princess Lenore is wiser than your officials and knows more about the moon than they do. I will ask her to explain how the moon can be on her neck and in the sky.
小丑对他讲:“谁知道月亮是什么做成的,还有它有多遥远。我想丽诺儿公主比你的官员们聪明,比他们知道更多的事关于月亮。我会让她解释月亮怎样被挂在她的脖子上和出现在天空中。

The king could not stop him. 国王阻止不了他。

The jester went to Lenore’s room. She was in bed but not sleeping. She was looking out of the window at the moon in the sky. She held the little moon that the jester had brought her.
小丑走向丽诺儿的房间。她在床上但是没睡着。她正在看出窗外天空中的月亮。她握着那小丑带给她的小月亮。

The jester asked her: “ How can the moon shine in the sky when it is hanging around your neck?”
小丑问她:“月亮怎么在天空里闪耀,当它正挂在你的脖子上?”
She looked at him and laughed. She said: “ That’s a foolish question. When I lose a tooth a new one grows in its place, doesn’t it?”
她看着他然后笑了。她说:“那是个愚蠢的问题。当我掉了根牙齿,新的会在长出来,不是么?”

The jester answered: “ Of course, and when a deer loses its horns, new horns grow!”
小丑回答:“当然,还有当一头鹿失去它的角,小角会长出来!”

She said: “ That’s right. And when we cut the flowers in the garden other flowers grow in their places.”
她说:“对啊。还有当我们剪掉花园里的花,其他的花会长出来。”

The jester said: “ That’s right! And after the night takes the place of the day, the day takes the place of the night!”
小丑说:“没错!还有夜晚替换昼日之后,昼日就会替代夜晚。”(日夜交替)

Princess Lenore said: “ It is the same with the moon. And I think it is the same with everything.” Her voice got lower and lower.
丽诺儿公主说:“这和月亮是一样的。我想这和所有的事情都一样。”她的声音越来越小。

And the jester looked at her closely and saw that she was asleep. He covered her gently with the blankets and walked quietly out of her room on his toes.
小丑近近地看着她,看见她睡着了。他轻轻的给她盖上被子,然后甸着步子走出了她的房间。

You have just heard the American Story Many Moons. It was written by James Thurber. Your narrator was Shep O’Neal.
你刚刚听完美国故事(许多月亮)。作者是 James Thurber 。你的阅读人是 Shep O’Neal.


上述中英文对照完全是根据热心网友:JasonLai 原创--英文原创听写稿+原创翻译,组合而成,方便大家学习交流!

4楼 作者:digitalmcy@tom.com 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

Here is shorter view of the story.

本人倾向于  Here is Shep O’Neal with the story.

5楼 作者:JasonLai 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

不好意思,搞错了几个地方。重新发个纠正

Now, the VOA Special English program: American Stories. Our story today is called Many Moons, it was written by James Thurber. Here is Shep O’Neal.

Princess Lenore loved cakes. She once ate so many that she became sick. And the king’s doctor could do nothing to help it. The king promised his little daughter anything she wanted if she would just get well. Lenore said she wanted the moon. She would get well if she had the moon.

The king called for his important official The Lord High Chamberlain. He was a big fat man who wore thick eye glasses. The king asked him to get the moon for the young princess. The king’s official took a long list from his pocket and said: “ Your Majesty, I have gotten you many things. Here is a list of them: Ivory, Monkeys, peacocks, jewels, pink elephants, little blue dogs, gold insects, and the feathers of angels. And I have brought you giants and little men and women who live in the sea and singers and the dancers, a kilo of butter, a bag of sugar, and twenty four eggs. Oh, I’m sorry. My wife wrote that.”

The king said he did not remember any little blue dogs and did not want to talk about little blue dogs. He wanted the moon for his daughter and he wanted it quickly.

The Lord High Chamberlain said: “I have gotten things from far off places like Africa and Asia. But I cannot get the moon. The moon is sixty-thousand kilometers from the earth. It is bigger even than the Princess Lenore’s room and it is made of hot copper. Nobody can touch it. Little blue dogs, yes. But the moon, No.

The king ordered the Lord High Chamberlain out of the room and sent for his mathematician-a little man with no hair on his head. He carried pencils behind his ear.

The king said to him: “ Don’t tell me all the problems you have settled for me in the last forty years. I am not interested in them. I want the moon for Princess Lenore. Now, get it.

The mathematician said: “ Thank you, thank you for asking me. On this paper I have written all the problems I have answered for you in the last forty years. I have told you how far up is and how far down is. I showed you the distance between the letter A and Z between day and night.

The king got hot with anger. He said he didn’t want to talk. He wanted the moon for his daughter.

But the mathematician said he could not get the moon. The moon is five-hundred-thousand kilometers away. It is almost as big as the king’s country and it is made of asbestos and it is nailed to the sky. Nobody can get it.

The king pushed the mathematician out of the room. He called for his jester, the only man who made him laugh.

The jester came running into the room. He wore his funny clothes covered with bells. The king said: “ My daughter will stay sick until she gets the moon. All my officials say that they cannot get it.

The jester thought for a minute and said: “ Well, they are all wise men, but have different ideas about the moon. Why don’t we ask Princess Lenore what ideas she has about the moon?

The king agreed. And the jester went to Lenore’s room. The little girl spoke with difficulty. She asked the jester if he brought the moon.

He said he would get it but first he wanted to know how big she thought the moon was.

Lenore answered: “ It is as big as the nail on my finger. I know this is so because when I put my small finger in front of the moon my finger nail covers it.

The jester then asked her how far away she thought the moon was.

She said: “ that it was not as high as the tree near the window she knew this because sometimes the moon got caught in the top of the tree.”

The jester had one more question: “ What do you think the moon is made of?.”

The princess laughed and said: “ Of course, it is made of gold!”

The jester left Lenore and went to see the king’s jeweler.

The jeweler made a round moon of gold a little smaller than the finger nail of the princess, then he put the moon on a gold chain so that Lenore could wear it on her neck.

The jester took the gold chain to Princess Lenore.

She was so happy that she quickly got well. The next day she got out of bed and played in the garden.

The king was happy. But then he began to worry. He knew the moon that night would be bright in the sky. If his daughter saw it she would know that the moon on her neck was not really the moon.

Again he asked his officials to see him.

The Lord High Chamberlain was first. The king asked what could be done so that Princess Lenore would not see the moon that night.

The Lord High Chamberlain thought for a long time. Then he said: “ If the Princess wore black glasses she would not be able to see anything.”

The king said that if his daughter could not see anything she would walk into the furniture and hurt herself and be back in bed.

He called for his mathematician.

The mathematician walked around in a circle. He said he had the answer: “ Fireworks, every night in the gardens so many bright lights shooting into the sky from the gardens would keep Princess Lenore from seeing the moon.”

The king told the mathematician that he was stupid: “ So much light in the sky would not let his daughter sleep.

The king looked out of his window. He saw the moon begin to rise. He quickly called for his jester and told him that his little daughter would see the moon this would make her sick again.

None of his officials knew what to do about it.

The jester said if these wise men do not know how to hide the moon then the moon cannot be hidden.

Again the king looked out of the window and saw that the moon was shining into Lenore’s room.

The jester spoke to him: “ Who knew what the moon was made of and how far away it was. I think that Princess Lenore is wiser than your officials and knows more about the moon than they do. I will ask her to explain how the moon can be on her neck and in the sky.

The king could not stop him.

The jester went to Lenore’s room. She was in bed but not sleeping. She was looking out of the window at the moon in the sky. She held the little moon that the jester had brought her.

The jester asked her: “ How can the moon shine in the sky when it is hanging around your neck?”

She looked at him and laughed. She said: “ That’s a foolish question. When I lose a tooth a new one grows in its place, doesn’t it?”

The jester answered: “ Of course, and when a deer loses its horns, new horns grow!”

She said: “ That’s right. And when we cut the flowers in the garden other flowers grow in their places.”

The jester said: “ That’s right! And after the night takes the place of the day, the day takes the place of the night!”

Princess Lenore said: “ It is the same with the moon. And I think it is the same with everything.” Her voice got lower and lower.

And the jester looked at her closely and saw that she was asleep. He covered her gently with the blankets and walked quietly out of her room on his toes.

You have just heard the American Story Many Moons. It was written by James Thurber. Your narrator was Shep O’Neal.

  第6楼 作者:old deer 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
4 -  作者:digitalmcy@tom.com -  创建于:2009-3-29 20:15

Here is shorter view of the story.

本人倾向于  Here is Shep O’Neal with the story.

 You are quite right.

7楼 作者:JasonLai 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

本来就是shep o‘neal。是我听错了。。

8楼 作者:liurunchen 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

几个错误:
Here is shorter view of the story.
Here is Shep O'Neol with the story.

She once ate so many mechibecam cakes.
She once ate so many that she became sick.

And the king’s doctor could do nothing to help it.
And the king’s doctor could do nothing to help her.

"You majesty,..."
"Your majesty,..."

...and did not want to talk about the blue dogs.
...and did not want to talk about little blue dogs.

The Lord said:
The Lord High Chamberlain said:

It is bigger even than the Princess's room...
It is bigger even than the Princess lenore's room...

The jester laughed Lenore and wanted to see the king's jeweler.
The jester left Lenore and went to see the king's jeweler.

He knew the moon that night would be bright that night.
He knew the moon at night would be bright at sky.

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