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英语故事 古德明英语军事小故事:跳出鬼门关 (中英对照)

古德明《征服英语》之英语军事故事古德明,香港英语教育作家,他开了一个《征服英语专栏》,在专栏中专门用英语写了世界近代史上的军事小故事,用英语讲述历史中那些惊心动魄的战争。

跳出鬼门关

After the failure of the Duke of Monmouth’s revolt against JamesⅡ of England, John Swain, one of the Duke’s supporters, was marched towards Bridgewater to stand trial. Knowing what his chances would be if he ever reached his destination, Swain decided to escape.As he marched along the Bridgewater road, with his wife and children walking glumly behind, he passed Loxley Wood. He stopped and asked his guards if he could demonstrate to his children his skills as a long jumper, so that they would have something to remember him by. His guards agreed, and as they stood back to watch Swain suddenly made three giant leaps from one stone to another across the nearby river and disappeared into the wood. The stones remain to mark his athletic skills, and suggest a triple jump of 41 feet!

英王詹姆斯二世敉平蒙默思公爵叛乱之后,参与叛乱的约翰.斯温被押往布里奇沃特受审。他知道自己上到法庭,一定凶多吉少,决心逃命。在往布里奇沃特的路上,他看见路旁的洛克斯利树林。跟在他后面的,是他愁眉苦脸的妻子和孩子。斯温停下来,问卫兵可不可以让他向孩子表演跳远,给他们日后一点回忆。卫兵同意,就靠后看他表演。斯温突然向附近那条河飞身一跃,从一块石上再飞身跳到另一块之上,连跳三下,越过河流,消失在树林里。他踏脚的石块,至今仍在,显示了斯温的不凡身手:那连环三跳,共跳了四十一英尺!

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