Good Friends Are A Luxury 好友難得

 |2021.01.03
852觀看次
字級

提要

與難得的好朋友合作、運用智慧聲東擊西,在危機重重的叢林求生,果然團結力量大;而無私地冒險救夥伴,果然是「a luxury」(難能可貴)的朋友。

A crow, a turtle, and a rat were busy in their daily discussion near the river bank. Suddenly, they saw a frightened deer running towards the river. The crow flew to the treetop, the rat scurried into the nearby hole, and the turtle submerged himself in the river. From above, the crow could see clearly, he told his friends not to be afraid, "the deer was only thirsty" and there are no footmarks of any hunter.

But the turtle said, "Look! He is gasping, it appears, someone is after him. He didn't come here just for water." The Turtle asked the crow, "Please go to the tallest tree and try to see what is actually going on!"

After some time, they found the deer named Debra is quite friendly, Debra told them, "Friends, you guessed it right. I'm in danger, a hunter is coming after me. Please tell me where to hide from it?"

"If you are in danger, you should either fight or flight." These are useful words of a wise scholar. Now, it is time to relax because you have taken the flight," said the turtle.

The crow said, "No, do not go anywhere. Maybe the hunter has caught another animal. He is going back."

The crow continued, "Come out, guys, we are safe now. From today onwards, we are four best friends."

A few days later, Debra didn't come to meet her friends. All the other three started panicking. "She may be in danger," said the turtle to the crow, "Neither the rat nor I could move fast like you. Please search for Debra. We really like to know, what happened?"

Not too long after the crow flew in the air, he saw the deer was trapped in the net, who was in very critical condition. As Debra saw the crow, tears rolled down from her eyes right away. "I can feel the icy touch of death, I'm so happy that you came for me," she said.

The crow replied, "Don't lose hope, Debra, control yourself, we will help you." The crow hurried back to the rat for help. The rat reached the place and bit the net off with his sharp teeth. Their friend is saved again.

As they were standing and chatting together, the turtle came crawling slowly.

The crow asked the turtle, "Why did you come here? If the hunter comes here, how will you save yourself?"

Before the turtle could answer, the hunter appeared.

The rat, Debra, and the crow rushed inside the deep jungle. The hunter was very angry to see the empty net, he became. He immediately grasped the poor turtle and covered him with the torn net strings.

The crow saw the whole thing from the tree. He called his friends and told them what he was preparing to do. Therefore, both deer and rat started following the hunter quietly.

According to the genius plan, the deer laid down near the river banks, acting as if she was seriously injured. When the hunter saw the motionless deer, he put down the turtle on the ground. In the meanwhile, Debra jumped up and ran into the dense forest, and the rat instantly bit off the net strings, again. The turtle quietly sank into the river and all these friends are saved.

解說

烏鴉、烏龜和老鼠在河岸附近,閒話家常。突然,牠們看到了一隻受驚嚇的鹿奔來。烏鴉立即飛到樹頂,老鼠匆匆躲進附近的洞,烏龜則把自己浸在河裡。看清楚狀況的烏鴉告訴牠的朋友們:「不要害怕。牠只是口渴,沒有什麼可疑的獵人足跡。」

但是烏龜說:「看哪,牠在大口喘氣,似乎是有人在追牠,不是來這裡喝水的。」烏龜請求烏鴉:「請到最高的樹頂上,看看到底發生了什麼事!」

過了一段時間後,牠們發現名叫黛博拉的鹿非常友善,黛博拉告訴牠們:「朋友們,你們猜得對,我的確遭遇危險,有獵人正在追捕我,請告訴我該躲到哪裡去?」

「如果遇到危險,應該向前抵抗或向後逃跑。」這些字句是明智的學者說過實用的話。 現在該放鬆一下了,因為妳已經決定『向後逃跑』了。烏龜說

烏鴉說:「不,別去任何地方躲藏。也許獵人捉住了別的獵物,要回去了。」

烏鴉繼續說說:「出來,夥伴們,我們現在很安全。從今天開始,我們是四個最好的朋友。」

過了幾天,黛博拉沒出來會見朋友。 其他三個朋友開始驚慌失措,烏鴉對烏鴉說:「牠可能有危險了,老鼠跟我都無法像你一樣快速移動,請找找黛博拉。我們真的很想知道,發生了什麼事?」

烏鴉飛到空中不久後,就看到鹿被困在網中,情況非常嚴重。當黛博拉看到烏鴉時,眼淚立即滾落。牠說:「我能感覺死亡的冰冷,真高興你來找我。」

烏鴉回答說:「別喪氣,黛博拉,控制住自己,我們會幫助妳的。」烏鴉急忙回去向老鼠求救,老鼠跑到陷阱那裡、用鋒利的牙齒咬破了網。牠們的朋友再一次的獲救。

幾個朋友正在一起談論脫險時,烏龜慢慢地爬近。

烏鴉問烏龜:「你為什麼來這裡?如果這時獵人出現,你要如何救自己?」

在烏龜能回答之前,獵人出現了。

老鼠、黛博拉和烏鴉馬上衝進叢林的深處,獵人生氣地看著被咬破的網的,立即抓住那可憐的烏龜,用斷裂的網繩綑住牠。

烏鴉從樹上看到了整個過程,牠呼喚牠的朋友,告知牠們,自己打算要怎麼做。 於是,鹿和老鼠一起開始悄悄地跟著獵人。

根據這天才計畫,這隻鹿在河岸附近躺下,彷彿身受重傷。當獵人看到動也不動的鹿時,他把烏龜放到地上,就在此時,黛博拉跳了起來、奔進了茂密的森林,老鼠立刻再一次用利齒把網繩咬斷,烏龜悄悄地沉入河中,所有的動物朋友,都得救了。

熱門新聞
訂閱電子報
台北市 天氣預報   台灣一週天氣預報

《人間福報》是一份多元化的報紙,不單只有報導佛教新聞,乃以推動祥和社會、淨化人心為職志,以關懷人類福祉、追求世界和平為宗旨,堅持新聞的準度與速度、廣度與深度,關懷弱勢族群與公益;強調內容溫馨、健康、益智、環保,不八卦、不加料、不阿諛,希冀藉由優質的內涵,體貼大眾身心靈的需要、關懷地球永續經營、延續宇宙無窮慧命,是一份承擔社會責任的報紙。自許成為「社會的一道光明」的《人間福報》任重而道遠,在秉持創辦人星雲大師「傳播人間善因善緣」的理念之際,更將堅持為社會注入清流,讓福報的發行為人間帶來祥和歡喜,具體實現「人間有福報,福報滿人間」的目標。

App

聯絡我們 隱私權條款

Copyright © 2020 人間福報 www.merit-times.com
All Rights Reserved.