The Boy Hunting Locusts

捕蝗蟲的男孩

 

A boy was hunting for locusts. He had caught a goodly number, when he saw a scorpion, and mistaking him for a locust, reached out his hand to take him.

有一個男孩在捕捉蝗蟲。捉了很多隻後,看見一隻蠍子,誤以為牠也是蝗蟲,伸手要去捉牠。

 

The scorpion, showing his sting, said: "If you had but touched me, my friend, you would have lost me, and all your locusts too!"

蠍子就露出牠的螫,說:「朋友!只要你碰我一下,你便會失去我,也會失去你所有的蝗蟲!」