英语故事 那些给我智慧和勇气的寓言故事87:一捆树枝

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87 a bundle of sticks 一捆树枝

a man once had four sons who never stopped quarrelling with one another.
从前有一个人,他有四个儿子,但儿子们不断地争吵。

he was always telling them how much easier life would be if they worked together but they took absolutely no notice of him.
他一再告诫他们说,如果他们一起干活儿,生活会舒适得多,但他们丝毫不理会他的意见。

one day he decided to show them what he meant.
有一天,他决定通过示范把自己的意思告诉他们。

he called all the sons together and put a tightly tied bundle of sticks on the floor in front of them.
他把四个儿子都叫来,又把一捆扎得很紧的树枝放在他们面前。

"can you break that?" he asked the youngest son. the boy put his knee on the bundle but though he pressed and pulled with his arms he could not bend the wood. 
“你能折断这个吗?h他问最小的儿子。小儿子用膝盖顶住,两只手又压又拉,都不能把那捆树枝弄弯。

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