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2015/11/08 15:05
英文課開學了,第一堂課就很精彩,喜歡閱讀的我當然也要Proactive準備囉 ! 很喜歡這個寓言故事,我參考許多故事版本,並把內容稍作中文翻譯!

(Aesop Fable) A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him. As he came near, the lion put out his paw, which was all swollen and bleeding, and Androcles found that a huge thorn had got into it, and was causing all the pain. He pulled out the thorn and bound up the paw of the lion, who was soon able to rise and lick the hand of Androcles like a dog. Then the lion took Androcles to his cave, and every day used to bring him meat from which to live. But shortly afterwards both Androcles and the lion were captured, and the slave was sentenced to be thrown to the lion, after the latter had been kept without food for several days. The emperor and all his court came to see the spectacle, and Androcles was led out into the middle of the arena. Soon the lion was let loose from his den, and rushed bounding and roaring towards his victim. But as soon as he came near to Androcles he recognized his friend, and fawned upon him, and licked his hands like a friendly dog. The emperor, surprised at this, summoned Androcles to him, who told him the whole story. Whereupon the slave was pardoned and freed, and the lion let loose to his native forest. 《中文大意》 安卓克利斯是一個信仰基督教的裁縫,身份是一個奴隸,他在羅馬帝國受到宗教迫害,因此逃出了羅馬帝國。他藏在森林裡,日復一日,食物匱乏,他忍飢挨餓。 一日,他在森林裡尋找食物時,好巧不巧的遇到一隻躺在地上呻吟的獅子。他原本打算轉身就跑,發現獅子並沒有追上來! 他好奇的折回去並走向獅子,當他靠近獅子時,獅子伸出它那紅腫又流血的爪子向他求助。 安卓克利斯發現一根巨大的荊棘就插在獅子的爪掌上,他勇敢地幫助獅子拔出了荊棘並加以包紮,獅子的痛苦緩解後,馬上起身像狗一樣的舔安卓克利斯的手。獅子就帶著安卓克利斯到它住的山洞,每天捕獵回來給安卓克利斯吃,讓他得以活命。 不久後,安卓克利斯和獅子都被羅馬帝國的士兵抓到,被囚禁在羅馬競技場。因為安卓克利斯是逃跑的奴隸,被判處以餵養獅子。羅馬君主和貴族們要求他和獅子決鬥,當獅子從洞窩被放出來,它呼嘯的衝向受害者! 當它接近安卓克利斯時,獅子認出是救助過自己的安卓克利斯,它馬上像一隻友善的狗一樣向安卓克利斯搖尾舔手示好。 羅馬君主和貴族看得都嚇呆了,馬上傳問清楚怎麼會有這樣的事發生,安卓克利斯說明原由後,羅馬君主下令結束迫害奴隸,並且釋放了安卓克利斯,獅子也安然的回到它的森林!