盗贼与母亲The thief and his mother

A boy stole a textbook from one of his school fellows, and took it home to his mother。
一个小孩从同学那里偷来一册课本,带回去交给母亲。
She didn’t beat him, instead she encouraged him, he next time stole a cloak and brought it to her, when she yet further praised him.
第二次他偷来一件披肩交给妈妈,她更是称赞有加。
The youth, advanced to man’s estate, continued to steal things of greater value. At last he was taken in the very act, and having his hands bound behind him, was led away to the place of public execution. His mother followed in the crowd and violently beat her breast in sorrow. The young man said, “I wished to say something to my mother in her ear.” She came close to him, when he quickly seized her ear with his teeth and bit it off. The mother called him unnatural child, but he answered, “Ah! If you had beaten me, when I first stole and brought to you that textbook, I should not have come to this, nor have been thus led to a disgraceful death. ”
当这个小孩成年后,变本加厉开始偷更值钱的东西。他最终在行窃的时候,被人当场抓住;反绑双手,押赴刑场。他母亲跟在人群中,伤心得捶胸痛哭。这是,那年轻人说:“我想跟妈妈说几句悄悄话。”她走到儿子跟前,这儿子迅速地用牙齿咬住她的耳朵,并且咬了下来。母亲骂儿子不孝顺,儿子立刻反驳道:“要是第一次我偷课本时,你痛打我一顿,我就不会得如此下场,更不会蒙羞而死。”
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