The Crow and the Pitcher

烏鴉與瓶子

 

A thirsty crow found a pitcher with some water in it, but so little was there that, try as she might, she could not reach it with her beak, and it seemed as though_she would die of thirst within sight of the remedy.

一隻口渴的烏鴉發現一個瓶子,裡頭還有一些水,但是水只有一點點,牠再怎麼努力嘗試.鳥嘴還是碰不到瓶裡的水。解渴的辦法似乎就近在眼前,但是牠卻可能會渴死。

 

At last she hit upon a clever plan. She began dropping pebbles into the pitcher, and with each pebble the water rose a little higher until at last it reach the brim and the knowing bird was enabled to quench her thirst.

終於,牠想到一個聰明的方法。牠開始把一顆顆小石子丟進水瓶裡,每當牠丟下一顆石子,瓶子裡的水就升高一點,一直到水面接近瓶口,讓這隻聰明的烏鴉得以解決口渴問題。

 

Necessity is the mother of invention.

需要為發明之母。