The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble

石榴樹、蘋果樹、與黑莓

The pomegranate and apple-tree disputed as to which was the most beautiful. When their strife was at its height, a bramble from the neighboring hedge lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful tone: "Pray, my dear friends, in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings."  

石榴樹與蘋果樹爭論誰最美麗。在爭吵得最激烈的時候,在鄰近籬笆上的一棵黑莓提高嗓門帶著吹噓的口氣說:「拜託!我親愛的朋友們,請你們至少在我的面前,不要作這種無聊的爭論吧!」