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快乐王子 4 (12分钟)

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Part 4
Dear Prince, I must leave you,
but I will never forget you,
and next spring I will bring you back two beautiful jewels
in place of those you have given away.
The ruby shall be redder than a red rose,
and the sapphire shall be as blue as the great sea.’
  
‘In the square below,’ said the Happy Prince,
‘there stands a little match-girl.
She has let her matches fall in the gutter,
and they are all spoiled.
Her father will beat her if she does not bring home some money,
and she is crying.
She has no shoes or stockings,
and her little head is bare.
Pluck out my other eye,
and give it to her,
and her father will not beat her.’
‘I will stay with you one night longer,’ said the Swallow,
‘but I cannot pluck out your eye.
You would be quite blind then.’
‘Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow,’ said the Prince,
‘do as I command you.’
So he plucked out the Prince’s other eye,
and darted down with it.
He swooped past the match-girl,
and slipped the jewel into the palm of her hand.
 
‘What a lovely bit of glass,’ cried the little girl;
and she ran home, laughing.
Then the Swallow came back to the Prince.
‘You are blind now,’ he said,
 ‘so I will stay with you always.’
‘No, little Swallow,’ said the poor Prince,
‘you must go away to Egypt.’
‘I will stay with you always,’ said the Swallow,
and he slept at the Prince’s feet.
 
All the next day he sat on the Prince’s shoulder,
and told him stories of what he had seen in strange lands.
He told him of the red ibises,
who stand in long rows on the banks of the Nile,
and catch gold fish in their beaks;
of the Sphinx,
who is as old as the world itself
and lives in the desert,
and knows everything;
 
of the merchants,
who walk slowly by the side of their camels,
and carry amber beads in their hands;
of the King of the Mountains of the Moon,
who is as black as ebony,
and worships a large crystal;
of the great green snake
that sleeps in a palm-tree,
and has twenty priests to feed it with honey-cakes;
and of the pygmies
who sail over a big lake on large flat leaves,
and are always at war with the butterflies.

‘Dear little Swallow,’ said the Prince,
‘you tell me of marvellous things,
but more marvellous than anything is the suffering of men and of women.
There is no Mystery so great as Misery.
Fly over my city, little Swallow,
and tell me what you see there.’
So the Swallow flew over the great city,
and saw the rich making merry in their beautiful houses,
while the beggars were sitting at the gates.

He flew into dark lanes,
and saw the white faces of starving children
looking out listlessly at the black streets.
Under the archway of a bridge
two little boys were lying in one another’s arms
to try and keep themselves warm.
‘How hungry we are!’ they said.
‘You must not lie here,’ shouted the Watchman,
and they wandered out into the rain.
 
Then he flew back
and told the Prince what he had seen.
‘I am covered with fine gold,’ said the Prince,
‘you must take it off, leaf by leaf,
and give it to my poor;
the living always think that gold can make them happy.’
Leaf after leaf of the fine gold the Swallow picked off,
till the Happy Prince looked quite dull and grey.
 
Leaf after leaf of the fine gold he brought to the poor,
and the children’s faces grew rosier,
and they laughed and played games in the street.
‘We have bread now!’ they cried.
Then the snow came,
and after the snow came the frost.
The streets looked as if they were made of silver,
they were so bright and glistening;
long icicles like crystal daggers
hung down from the eaves of the houses,
everybody went about in furs,
and the little boys wore scarlet caps and skated on the ice.
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