浮华背后 Behind Fortunes
Though fortunes achieved through hard work and other qualities can make people live cozily, they should never be considered as the aim of living. Therefore, in the process of seeking fortunes,people should never get them at the cost of life and other important things.
英语智慧美文之浮华背后篇01：The Gold Chain金链mp3
Once upon a time, there was a poor fisherman who always dreamed of becoming rich. He wished to become a millionaire, and so did his wife.
He had heard from some old men before, that several ships loaded with diamonds and gold had once sunk in the nearby seashore.
Because of this, for a long time he kept searching that whole area for this treasure.
One day, while he was sitting on the boat daydreaming, he suddenly felt that the fishing rod was being weighed down by a heavy object.
He excitedly pulled hard at it, and what he saw made him exclaim,“Wow！ A big, shiny gold chain！”
He pulled hard at the gold chain to get it into the boat, but there seemed to be no end to it. His boat started to get over-loaded and the sea water filled his boat.
However, he had begun dreaming of a big house, a big piece of land and buying horses and cows...He kept pulling in the chain though the boat kept sinking.
The boat was finally submerged and he struggled to stay afloat. Unfortunately his feet were entangled in the gold chain and he drowned.
recluse [ri'klu:s, 'reklu:s] n.隐居者，遁世者，隐士
angelic [æn'dʒelik] a.天使的；天国的
exclaim [ik'skleim] v.（由于强烈的情感或痛苦而）呼喊；大声说
entangle [in'tæŋɡl] v.使缠绕；使陷入
... that might restore his poise and bring him back to his normal self.
No longer would his darling's candle be extinguished by his useless tears.
His boat started to get over-loaded and the sea water filled his boat.
Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.
Greed can overcome common sense.