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The Value of a Copper Coin
Teens -- 1704
 

为什么甘地会认为这样一枚小小的铜币无比珍贵呢?看完下面这篇文章,你便能找到答案。

 

The Value of a Copper Coin

小铜币,大意义

浅由供稿

翻译:范婕

文字难度:2.5

 

Mahatma Gandhi1, honored as “the father of India,” was a very special person.

Once, Gandhi was on an 1)expedition to collect 2)funds from various cities and villages for an organization to help the poor. He went to several places and finally reached Orissa2.

There, he gave a speech to the public, requesting them to give him funds for the organization. At the end of his speech, a very old woman with bent back, 3)tattered clothing, white hair, and 4)shrunken skin got up. She requested the volunteers to allow her to reach Gandhi. However, the volunteers stopped her. She did not give up, and kept trying to reach Gandhi.

She touched the feet of Gandhi. Then she took out a 5)copper coin kept in the folds of her 6)saree, and placed it at his feet. Then the old lady left.

Gandhi very carefully took the coin. He thought the copper coin was worth a lot. The coin might have been the only thing that the poor old woman 7)possessed. She did not even have 8)proper clothes and could not afford good food. Still, she gave him everything she had. That is why Gandhi regarded the coin as very precious.

 

 

 

 被誉为“印度之父”的圣雄甘地是个非常特别的人。

甘地进行过一次募捐之行,前往多个城市乡村,为一个扶贫组织募集善款。他去了很多地方,最后来到奥里萨邦。

 在那里,甘地向民众发表演说,请他们慷慨解囊,共同支持该扶贫组织。演讲快结束的时候,一位弓着身子的老妇人站起身来,她衣衫褴褛,满头银发,皮肤枯槁。妇人请求义工们让自己见一下甘地,但他们还是将她拦了下来。可老妇人没有放弃,一直在尽力靠近甘地。

 她终于触碰到了甘地的脚,接着把包在纱丽服里的一枚铜币拿出来,放在甘地的脚边,然后便静静地离开了。

 甘地小心翼翼地拿起铜币,觉得这枚铜币价值不凡。这位贫穷的老妇人没有齐整的衣服,吃不上好的食物,全副家当可能就只有这一枚硬币了。然而,她仍旧无私奉献出自己的所有。这就是甘地认为这枚硬币无比珍贵的原因。

 

1圣雄甘地(Mahatma Gandhi),现代印度的国父,也是提倡非暴力抵抗的现代政治学说——甘地主义的创始人。

2奥里萨邦(Orissa),位于印度东部的一个邦,其首府为布巴内斯瓦尔。

 

 

 

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