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美文:哈里的财富

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晨读美文:HARRY'S RICHES哈里的财富
一天,我们的小哈里一个早上都在和他的小伙伴约翰尼*克兰玩耍,约翰尼住在一栋漂亮的房子里,而且在星期天他会坐着全村妒能看到的漂亮马车去教堂。
    One day, our little Harry spent the morning with his young playmate, Johnny Crane, who lived in a fine house, and on Sundays rode to church in the grandest carriage to be seen in all the country round.

    When Harry returned home, he said, "Mother, Johnny has money in both pockets!"

    "Has he, dear?"

    "Yes, ma'am; and he says he could get ever so much more if he wanted it."

    "Well, now, that's very pleasant for him," I returned cheerfully, as a reply was plainly expected. "Very pleasant; don't you think so?"

    "Yes, ma'am; only——"

    "Only what, Harry?"

    "Why, he has a big popgun, and a watch, and a hobbyhorse, and lots of things." And Harry looked up at my face with a disconsolate stare.

    "Well, my boy, what of that?"

    "Nothing, mother," and the telltale tears sprang to his eyes, "only I guess we are very poor, aren't we?"

    "No, indeed, Harry, we are very far from being poor. We are not so rich as Mr. Crane's family, if that is what you mean."

    "O mother!" insisted the little fellow, "I do think we are very poor; anyhow, I am!"

    "O Harry!" I exclaimed reproachfully.

    "Yes, ma'am, I am," he sobbed; "I have scarcely【几乎没有】 anything——I mean anything that's worth money——except things to eat and wear, and I'd have to have them anyway."

    "Have to have them?" I echoed, at the same time laying my sewing upon the table, so that I might reason with him on that point; "do you not know, my son——"

    Just then Uncle Ben looked up frown the paper he had been reading: "Harry," said he, "I want to find out something about eyes; so, if you will let me have yours, I will give you a dollar apiece for them."

    "For my eyes!" exclaimed Harry, very much astonished【惊讶的】. "Yes," resumed Uncle Ben, quietly, "for your eyes. I will give you chloroform, so it will not hurt you in the least, and you shall have a beautiful glass pair for nothing, to wear in their place. Come, a dollar apiece, cash down! What do you say? I will take them out as quick as a wink."

   

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