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英语美文:桥

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美文:桥
  There were once two brothers who lived on adjoining farms and fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift(裂缝;不和) in 40 years of farming side-by-side, sharing machinery and trading labor and goods as needed.
  It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference and finally, it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence.
  One morning there was a knock on John’s door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter’s toolbox. “I’m looking for a few days’work,” he said.“Perhaps you would have some small jobs here and there I could help with?”


  “Yes, I do.” said the older brother. “Look across the creek(小河;小溪)at that farm. That’s my younger brother’s place. Last week there was a meadow(草地;牧场 )between us. He recently took his bulldozer(推土机)to the river levee and now there is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I’ll do him one better. I want you to build me an 8-foot fence so I won’t have to see his place or his face anymore.”


  The carpenter said, “I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post-hole digger and I’ll be able to do a job that pleases you. ”

 

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