【英语故事】Point to a deer, call it a horse 指鹿为马
    2018-07-19

            In the Qin dynasty, The prime minister Zhao Gao was a traitor. He wanted to be an emperor all the time. But he did not know how many ministers in the court were allowed to be ordered about by him and how many of them were his opponents. So he figured out a way to try his own authority.

            秦朝的时候,丞相赵高是个奸臣,天天想着要当皇帝。可是大臣们有多少人能听他摆布,有多少人反对他,他心里没底。于是,他想了一个办法,准备试一试自己的威信。

            One day when court was held, Zhao Gao let someone bring a stag to the court and, he said to the Emperor with a broad smile on his face, "My Majesty, here is a best horse I'm presenting to you." Looking at the animal, the Emperor thought that it was obviously a stag and that it couldn't be a horse. So he said smilingly to Zhao Gao: "You must make a mistake my Prime Minister. This is a stay. Why do you say it is a horse?" Remaining calm, Zhao Gao said: "Please see it more clearly. This really is a horse that covers a thousand li a day." Filled with suspicion, the Emperor looked at the stag again and said: "How can the antlers be grown on the head of a horse?" Turning around and pointing his finger at the ministers, Zhao Gao said in a loud voice: "If you do not believe me, you can ask the ministers."

            一天上朝的时候,赵高让人牵来一只梅花鹿,满脸堆笑地对皇上说:“陛下,我献给您一匹好马。”皇上一看,心里想:这哪里是马,这分明是一只鹿嘛!便笑着对赵高说:“丞相搞错了,这里一只鹿,你怎么说是马呢?”赵高面不改色心不跳地说:“请陛下看清楚,这的确是一匹千里马。”皇上又看了看那只鹿,将信将疑地说:“马的头上怎么会长角呢?”赵高一转身,用手指着众大臣,大声说:“陛下如果不信我的话,可以问问众位大臣。”

    【英语故事】Point to a deer, call it a horse 指鹿为马_苹果千赢国际怎么下载安装

            The nonsense of Zhao Gao made the ministers totally at lose, and they whispered to themselves: What tricks was Zhao Gao playing? Was it not obvious whether it was a stag or a horse? But when they saw the sinister smile on Zhao Gao's face, and his two rolling eyes were gazing at each of them, they suddenly understood his evil intentions.

            大臣们都被赵高的假话弄得摸不着头脑,私下里嘀咕:这个赵高搞什么名堂?是鹿是马这不是明摆着吗!当看到赵高脸上露出阴险的笑容,两只眼睛骨碌碌轮流地盯着每个人的时候,大臣们忽然明白了他的意思。


            The traitors who obeyed Zhao Gao stood up, saying to the emperor, "I certainly sure that this is a swift horse!"

            那些顺从赵高的奸臣们都站出来拥护赵高的说法,对皇上说,“这确是一匹千里马!”


            Kids, after the story, do you think that Zhao Gao brought the emperor's real horse or not? I'm guessing you know the correct answer.

            小朋友们,听了指鹿为马的故事后,你认为赵高带给皇上的真的是一匹马吗?我猜你一定知道正确答案。

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