美麗的白蘭鴿
原文網址:http://blog.udn.com/ghfdfvgere/67826292
列印日期:2022/05/29
The Singing Bone
2016/07/27 11:55:10
In a certain country there was once great lamentation over a wild boar that laid waste the farmers fields, killed the cattle, and ripped up peoples bodies with his tusks. The King promised a large reward to anyone who would free the land from this plague; but the beast was so big and strong that no one dared to go near the forest in which it lived hong kong meeting rooms. At last the King gave notice that whosoever should capture or kill the wild boar should have his only daughter to wife.
 
Now there lived in the country two brothers, sons of a poor man, who declared themselves willing to undertake the hazardous enterprise; the elder, who was crafty and shrewd, out of pride; the younger, who was innocent and simple, from a kind heart. The King said, "In order that you may be the more sure of finding the beast, you must go into the forest from opposite sides." So the elder went in on the west side, and the younger on the east.
 
When the younger had gone a short way, a little man stepped up to him. He held in his hand a black spear and said, "I give you this spear because your heart is pure and good; with this you can boldly attack the wild boar, and it will do you no harm."
 
He thanked the little man, shouldered the spear, and went on fearlessly.
 
Before long he saw the beast, which rushed at him; but he held the spear towards it, and in its blind fury it ran so swiftly against it that its heart was cloven in twain. Then he took the monster on his back and went homewards with it to the King.
 
As he came out at the other side of the wood, there stood at the entrance a house where people were making merry with wine and dancing. His elder brother had gone in here, and, thinking that after all the boar would not run away from him, was going to drink until he felt brave. But when he saw his young brother coming out of the wood laden with his booty, his envious, evil heart gave him no peace. He called out to him, "Come in, dear brother, rest and refresh yourself with a cup of wine."
 
The youth, who suspected no evil, went in and told him about the good little man who had given him the spear wherewith he had slain the boar dermes vs medilase.
 
The elder brother kept him there until the evening, and then they went away together, and when in the darkness they came to a bridge over a brook8, the elder brother let the other go first; and when he was half-way across he gave him such a blow from behind that he fell down dead. He buried him beneath the bridge, took the boar, and carried it to the King, pretending that he had killed it; whereupon he obtained the Kings daughter in marriage. And when his younger brother did not come back he said, "The boar must have killed him," and every one believed it.