my translation excercise

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回答: 【翻译听写】练习之18 -- 奇妙的载决EnLearner2011-09-19 20:22:46

There once was a poor chimney sweeper, who was so poor that he could not even affort a a meal.
In one hot summer afternoon, he stopped by a resturant and sniffed greedily the smell of food there.
The owner of the resturant asked him to leave. Althoug he could not pay to enjoy the food, he did not want to leave
such an appetizing smell. Finally a cook came out from inside, grabbed the sweeper, and said that the poor man had already been already satiated with the smell of the meal, he needed to pay for half of the food. Otherwise, he won't let the sweep go. The poort man said he could not pay and did not want to pay either, asking for a passerby to judge whether it's fair for such a demand.

At that moment, a police office just passed by so they brough the case to him. The officer said to the sweeper: "Since your have enjoyed the smeel of the food cooded by the this man, you need to play him. This is fair; Now it's your turn to please his sense organ, which seems to be hard to be satisfied. How much do you have with you?"
"I have totally two pennies, and I need them for bread, Sir."
"Don't worry, " The officer answered, "Now use your two hands to hold the two pennies and try hard to shake them to rattle."

The sweeper followed what the officer told him to do. The office then turned to the cook, "Sir, I think that he has just paid you. The smell of your food pleased his nose; The rattling of his coins pleased your ears as well."
Bystanders were satisified with the officer's decision. Although the cook was not happy with it, that was all what he could get.



有一个贫穷的扫烟囱工人,穷得连一顿饭也买不起。一个炎热的夏天中午,他在一家餐馆前停下来,站在那儿用鼻子贪婪地嗅着食物的香味。餐馆老板儿次叫他走开,但他虽然没有能力买食物来尝尝,却又舍不得离开这令人馋涎欲滴的香味。最后,厨师从店堂内走了出来,一把抓住那个扫烟囱工人,说他闻饱了菜肴的捍味,硬要他付一半饭钱,不然,就不放他走。那个穷汉子说他既付不起,也不愿意付,并且提出要请第一个过路人来评一评这样的要求是否公道合理。
  这时候,一个警察碰巧从旁边经过,这事就告到了他那里。警察对扫烟囱工人说:"既然你的一个感官享受了这人烹调的食物的香味,你就应该给他一定的报酬,这是公平合理的;所以现在该轮到你使他的一个感官得到享受,他的这一感官看来比的胃口更难以满足。你身上有多少钱?"
  "总共只有两个便士,我还要买面包吃呢,先生。"
  "不要紧,"警察回答道,"把你的两个便士用双手捂着;现在使劲把它们咔嗒咔嗒地摇出声音来。"
  扫烟囱的工人这样做了。于是警察转身对厨师说:"先生,我想现在他给了你报酬了;你那食物的香味给了他鼻子以享受;他那钱币的响声也饱了斧耳福。"
  这一裁决使旁观者大为满意,厨师虽然不满意,但他也只能得到这样的报酬了。








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