最伟大的印第安人酋长——坐牛(一)

最伟大的印第安人酋长——坐牛(一)

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英语原文节选自Tenstory原版英语故事书在线自主学习网站 “Sitting Bull(坐牛)” 一书。中文为rockgoal所译,如有不妥之处,敬请指正!欢迎转载,敬请注明搜狐自媒体《妙趣横生Tenstory》。

Who was the greatest Indian chief of all?

谁是最伟大的印第安酋长?

Many people say it was Sitting Bull.

很多人说是坐牛。

Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa.

坐牛是洪克帕帕人。

(You say it like this: HUNK-pa-pa.)

(你可以像这样来读:HUNK-pa-pa)

His tribe lived on the Great Northern Plains, where they hunted buffalo.

他的部族居住在北部大平原,他们在那里猎杀野牛。

When Sitting Bull was a boy, everyone called him Slow.

当坐牛还是小个男孩时,大家都叫他慢性子。

It was the right name for him.

这是一个很适合他的名字。

He ate slowly.

他吃东西很慢。

He moved slowly.

他移动得很慢。

He even talked slowly.

他连说话也很慢。

But he was watching and learning all the time.

但是她总是在观察并学习。

When Slow was only ten years old, he killed his first buffalo.

慢性子十岁的时候,他第一次杀死了一头野牛。

Now he was a hunter.

他成了一个猎人。

But more than anything, Slow wanted to be a great warrior.

但是,慢性子最想成为一个伟大的勇士。

One day, the Hunkpapas went to fight against the Crow.

有一天,洪克帕帕人去和克劳人打仗。

Slow was only a boy, but he jumped on his pony and galloped after the men.

虽然慢性子还是一个小男孩儿,但是他跳上了他的矮种马疾驰在男人们后面。

Slow had no weapons.

慢性子没有武器。

No bow.

没有弓,

No arrows.

也没有箭。

All he had was a long red stick.

他只有一根红色的长棒。

It was called a coup stick.

那被称为击棒。

(You say it like this: COO.)

(你可以像这样来读:COO。)

But that was all he needed.

不过这正是他所需要的。

Striking an enemy with a coup stick was the bravest thing a warrior could do.

只用击棒打击敌人是一个勇士能做的最勇敢的事儿。

When the men came near the Crow, Slow raced ahead of everyone else.

当男人们接近克劳人时,慢性子冲到了所有人的前面。

A Crow warrior saw Slow coming.

一个克劳人战士看到慢性子冲过来。

The Crow raised his bow and arrow to shoot.

那个克劳人就举起弓箭射他。

But Slow was quick!

但是慢性子很敏捷!

He hit the warrior with the coup stick, knocked the bow out of his hands, and galloped away.

他用击棒击向那个战士,把他手里的弓箭打落然后飞驰走开了。

That night the Hunkpapas sat together under the stars.

那天晚上洪克帕帕人围坐在星空下。

"Now," Slow's father said to his son, "you are a warrior!"

“现在,”慢性子的爸爸对他儿子说,“你成了一个勇士了!”

He gave Slow a new name, a name full of power - Sitting Bull.

他给慢性子取了一个新名字,一个充满力量的名字——坐牛。

Soon there were many stories about Sitting Bull.

很快,很多关于坐牛的故事流传了起来。

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