英语故事 古德明英语军事小故事:毒 毛 毡 (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。毒 毛 毡

in 1763, a confederation of indian tribes laid siege to fort pitt, a british-held post in western pennsylvania. a leader of the delaware indians, turtle’s heart, visited the fort for a meeting with the british. he said a vast indian army had already overwhelmed the countryside, but the delawares could offer the british protection if they would abandon the fort.

the british refused, but thanked the indians profusely for their concern. then, "out of our regard to them, we gave them two blankets and a handkerchief out of the smallpox hospital. i hope it will have the desired effect," wrote a british trader in his diary.

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