待售的小狗

有个农民要把自己的几只小狗卖掉,他就做了一张广告准备钉在自己院子里的一个桩子上。快钉好是他发现有人在拉他的衣服,低头一看,原来是个小男孩。
 “先生,”他说,“我想买只小狗。”“好,”农民一边擦他脖子上的汗一边说,“这些狗仔都是优良品种,很贵。”
男孩低下头沉思了一会,然后把手伸进口袋掏出了一大把零钱递给农民。“我就39美分,这够不够我看一下?”“当然可以”,农民说。
说着,小男孩拿出一个口哨,“你好,多莉!”他叫道。
多莉和跟着它的四个小圆球似的小狗从狗窝了欢快的爬了出来。小男孩脸趴在栅栏上,眼里闪耀着兴奋。

这些小东西在冲向栅栏时男孩发现了狗窝里面有些异样,原来又来了一个比别的明显小些的小狗,它走得很慢,以一种奇怪的方式蹒跚地走向别的小狗,好像在努力赶上……
 “我想要这个”,男孩指着这个小家伙说。
农民弯下腰对男孩说:“孩子,你是不会要它的,因为它不能象别的小狗那样陪你跑陪你玩。”男孩听到这些,从栅栏跟前退下来蹲下,卷起了裤腿。他腿的两头都有一个钢撑子,下面的钢撑子套着一只特制的鞋子。抬起头,男孩望着农民,“你看见了,先生,我自己跑得也不快,他也需要一些理解他的人。”

这个世界有许多需要别人理解的人。

                puppies for sale

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy.
Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."
"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
"Sure," said the farmer.
And with that he let out a whistle,"Here,Dolly!" he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.

As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this One noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up….
"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
The farmer knelt down at the boy’s side and said, "Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself To a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need Someone who understands."

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

 

 


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