英语故事 古德明英语军事小故事:情 理 之 外(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故事,用英语讲述历史中那些惊心动魄的战争。

情 理 之 外

during the mexican war of 1846, an american column was about to begin its march from texas. a young officer of pronounced literary tastes, lieutenant graham, dared to load one of the wagons with a case of books. colonel william whistler was horrified. he told the young man, “ we can’t encumber our train with such rubbish as books. ” another young lieutenant, charles hoskins, standing nearby overheard the colonel’s words and hastened to tell him that he had consigned a keg of whisky in the wagon without permission.

“ oh that’s all right, mr hoskins, ” said the affable colonel, “ anything in reason. but graham there wanted to carry a case of books! ”

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