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英语美文:父子伙伴情

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美文:父子伙伴情

  喜欢各种各样的巧克力,不过我最喜欢那种做糕点用的无糖巧克力。妈妈买了一块这种巧克力,我不知什么原因总在不停地打它的主意。
  I like all kinds of chocolate. Best of all, though, I like bitter baking chocolate. Mother had bought a bar of it, and some how I couldn’t stop thinking about it.


  I was helping Father on the winnower. It was right then I got the idea. I could whack a chunk off the end of that bar of chocolate. Mother would be sure to miss it, but before she had anyidea who had done it, I could confess I’d taken it. Probably I would noteven get a spanking.


  I waited until Mother was out feeding the chickens. Then I told Father I thought I’d go in for a drink of water. I got the bar down, but I heard Mother coming just when I had the knife ready to whack. So I slipped the chocolate into the front of my shirt and left quickly. Before I went back to help Father, I went to the barn and hid the chocolatethere.
  All the rest of afternoon, I didn’t like to look at Father. Everytimehespokeitmademejump.Myhandsbeganshaking so much that he asked me what the matter was. I told him it was just that my hands were cold. I knew he didn’t believe me, and every time he looked my way my heart started pounding. I didn’t want the chocolate anymore. I just wanted a chance to putitbackwithoutbeingcaught.


  On the way out for the cows, I calmed down a little and could think better. I told myself that I hadn’t really stolen the whole bar of chocolate, because I meant to take only a little piece. That’s as much as I would have taken, too, if Mother hadn’t come along when she did. If I put back the whole bar, I wouldn’thavedoneanythingwrongatall.
  I nearly decided to put it all back. But just thinking so much about chocolate made my tongue almost taste the smooth bitterness of it. I got thinking that if I sliced about half an inch off the end with asharpk nife,Mother might never notice it.


  I was nearly out to where the cows were when I remembered what Father had said once—some of the family money was mine because I had helped toearn it. Why wouldn’t it be all right to figure the bar of chocolate had been bought with my own money?That seemed to fix everything.

 

 

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