FIRST LESSON IN BUSINESS 从商第一课
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FIRST LESSON IN BUSINESS
从商第一课
The son of a businessman had agreed to join the family business, and on his very first day at
the factory his father took him on to the roof and said, “Now, my son, I am not about to give you
your first lesson in business. Stand on the edge of the roof.”
“On the edge, Dad?” asked the puzzled youth.
“On the very edge.”
“Very well, Dad,” and the obedient son did as he was told.
“Now, when I say ‘Jump!'” said his father, “I want you to jump.”
“But it's a twenty-foot drop!”
“My boy,” said the father. “You want to learn the business, don't you?”
“Yes, Dad.”
“And you trust me?”
“Yes, Dad.”
“Right, then do as I say — Jump!”
And the boy jumped, only to crash painfully to the ground twenty feet below. His father ran
down the stairs to where the youth was lying, bruised1, battered2 and winded .
“Now, my son,” said the father. “You have just learned your first lesson in business — never
trust anybody!”
一个商人的儿子答应子承父业,到工厂上班的第一天,父亲就带着儿子上了天台:“儿
子,我没打算给你上经商第一课。你站到天台边上去。”
“边上,爸爸?”年轻人感到困惑。
“就站到最边上。”
“好的,爸爸。”儿子很听话。
“我一喊‘跳!'”父亲说,“你就给我跳。”
“可这儿离地有二十英尺高啊!”
“孩子,”父亲说,“你不是要学经商吗?”
“是啊,爸爸。”
“那你相信我吗?”
“我信,爸爸。”
“那就好,我说什么,你做就是了——跳!”
男孩果真跳了,重重跌落在距离天台二十英尺的地面上。父亲跑下楼梯,看到儿子躺
在那儿,浑身瘀青、气喘吁吁,整个人伤得不轻。
“来,儿子,”父亲说,“你已经学到了经商第一课——别相信任何人!”


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1 bruised 5xKz2P     
[医]青肿的,瘀紫的
参考例句:
  • his bruised and bloodied nose 他沾满血的青肿的鼻子
  • She had slipped and badly bruised her face. 她滑了一跤,摔得鼻青脸肿。
2 battered NyezEM     
adj.磨损的;v.连续猛击;磨损
参考例句:
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
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