百天阅读：《小王子》第五章-小竹英语abc As each day passed I would learn, in our talk, something about the little prince’splanet, his departure from it, his journey. The information
As each day passed I would learn, in our talk, something about the little prince’splanet, his departure from it, his journey. The information would come veryslowly, as it might chance to fall from his thoughts. It was in this way that Iheard, on the third day寇骞 , about the catastrophe of the baobabs.
每天我都了解到一些小王子的星球农历五月初五英文 ，他的出走和施行等事情。这些都是偶然从各种反应中慢慢得到的王雪娥 。就这样，第三天我就了解到关于猴面包树的悲剧。
This time, once more, I had the sheep to thank for it. For the little prince asked me abruptly– as if seized by a grave doubt– “It is true庄卓源 , isn’t it, that sheep eat little bushes?”“Yes, that is true.”“Ah! I am glad!”
这一次又是因为羊的事情，突然小王子好象是非常担心地问我道：“羊吃小灌木，这是真的吗？”“是的高思继，是真的意难忘第四部 。”“啊，我真高兴桀克奥特曼 。”
I did not understand why it was so important that sheep should eat littlebushes. But the little prince added:“Then it follows that they also eat baobabs?”
I pointed out to the little prince that baobabs were not little bushes, but,on the contrary, trees as big as castles; and that even if he took a whole herd of elephants away with him, the herd would not eat up one single baobab.
The idea of the herd of elephants made the little prince laugh.“We would have to put them one on top of the other,” he said.
But he made a wise comment:“Before they grow so big, the baobabs start out by being little.”“That is strictly correct,” I said. “But why do you want the sheep to eatthe little baobabs?”
He answered me at once, “Oh, come, come!华波波
”, as if he were speaking ofsomething that was self-evident. And I was obliged to make a great mentaleffort to solve this problem, without any assistance.
他回答我道：“唉！这还用说邱箫婵 ！”似乎这是不言而喻的什么字长蛇阵 。可是我自己要费很大心劲才能弄懂这个问题。
Indeed, as I learned, there were on the planet where the little prince lived–as on all planets– good plants and bad plants. In consequence, there were goodseeds from good plants, and bad seeds from bad plants. But seeds are invisible.
They sleep deep in the heart of the earth’s darkness, until some one among them is seized with the desire to awaken. Then this little seed will stretch itself and begin– timidly at first– to push a charming little sprig inoffensively upwardtoward the sun.
If it is only a sprout of radish or the sprig of a rose-bush, onewould let it grow wherever it might wish.
But when it is a bad plant薪福卡 , one must destroy it as soon as possible, the very first instant that one recognizes it.
Now there were some terrible seeds on the planet that was the home of thelittle prince; and these were the seeds of the baobab.
The soil of that planetwas infested with them. A baobab is something you will never, never be able toget rid of if you attend to it too late. It spreads over the entire planet. It bores clear through it with its roots. And if the planet is too small, and the baobabs are too many, they split it in pieces. . .
“It is a question of discipline,” the little prince said to me later on. “Whenyou’ve finished your own toilet in the morning, then it is time to attend to thetoilet of your planet, just so, with the greatest care. You must see to it thatyou pull up regularly all the baobabs, at the very first moment when they canbe distinguished from the rosebushes which they resemble so closely in theirearliest youth. It is very tedious work,” the little prince added, “but very easy.”
And one day he said to me: “You ought to make a beautiful drawing, sothat the children where you live can see exactly how all this is. That wouldbe very useful to them if they were to travel some day. Sometimes,” he added, “there is no harm in putting off a piece of work until another day. But when it is a matter of baobabs, that always means a catastrophe. I knew a planet that was inhabited by a lazy man. He neglected three little bushes. . . ”
So, as the little prince described it to me, I have made a drawing of thatplanet. I do not much like to take the tone of a moralist. But the danger ofthe baobabs is so little understood, and such considerable risks would be run byanyone who might get lost on an asteroid, that for once I am breaking throughmy reserve.
“Children,” I say plainly, “watch out for the baobabs!”My friends, like myself, have been skirting this danger for a long time, withoutever knowing it; and so it is for them that I have worked so hard over thisdrawing.
The lesson which I pass on by this means is worth all the trouble ithas cost me.Perhaps you will ask me, “Why is there no other drawing in this book asmagnificent and impressive as this drawing of the baobabs?”The reply is simple. I have tried. But with the others I have not beensuccessful. When I made the drawing of the baobabs I was carried beyondmyself by the inspiring force of urgent necessity.