狗和影子

狗和影子 伊索寓言

The Dog and the Shadow

内容

一条狗从屠户的店里偷到一块肉。在回家的路上,它路过一条河,河水映出了它的倒影。当狗看到倒影时,它以为是另一只狗叼着另一块肉。它想着把那块肉也据为己有。但是当它向着那块肉咬去的时候,嘴里原来的那块肉也掉到了水里。

想去捕捉影子却失去真实——这是那些为虚幻的美好而甘愿拿真实的幸福冒险的人的共同命运。

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  • 狗和影子

    Aesop for Children 1919
    Milo Winter 绘

  • 狗和影子

    Aesop's Fables 1881

内容(文言)

昔有犬过桥,其口咬有肉一块。忽见桥下有狗,口亦咬肉。不知其为影,遂舍口之肉而奔夺之。几乎淹死,其真肉已随流水去矣。

欲贪其假,反失其真,世人多有类此。

来源:《汉译伊苏普谭·犬影》

内容(英文)

A Dog had stolen a piece of meat out of a butcher's shop, and was crossing a river on his way home, when he saw his own shadow reflected in the stream below. Thinking that it was another dog, with another piece of meat, he resolved to make himself master of that also; but in snapping at the supposed treasure, he dropped the bit he was carrying, and so lost all.

Grasp at the shadow and lose the substance — the common fate of those who hazard a real blessing for some visionary good.

来源:Aesop's Fables by Thomas James - The Dog and the Shadow

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