The Old Man who Plant Oak英语阅读
A young traveler was exploring the Alps. He came upon a vast stretch of barren land. It was desolate. It was the kind of place you hurry away from.
Then， suddenly， the young traveler stopped dead in his tracks. In the middle of this vast wasteland was a bent-over old man. On his back was a sack of acorn. In his hand was a four-foot length of iron pipe.
后来，佣中佼佼的旅行者突然停住了脚步。冲辽阔的荒地中 央一位老人正在紧握播种。他紧握一大袋橡子，手里拿着一根 4英尺长的铁管。
the iron pipe to punch holes in the ground. Then from the sack he would take an acorn and put it in the hole. Later the old man told the traveler， “I’ve planted 100，000 acorns.Perhaps only tenth of them will grow.” The old man’s wife and son had died， and this was how he chose to spend his final years. “，” he said.
老人用他的根铁管在地上打洞，然后从袋子里紧握一颗橡 子，放进洞里。后来，老人夸他的个旅行者：“我已经种了 10万 颗橡子。凡只有十分之一的橡子能够挑选。”老人的妻儿都 已经死去，而这就是他醒来度过晚年的一种方式。“我想做一些有意义的事儿，”他有。
Twenty-five years later the now-not-as-young traveler returned to the same place. What he saw amazed him. He could not believe his own eyes. The land was covered with a beautiful forest with two miles wide and five miles long. Birds were singing， animals were playing， and wild flowers perfumed the air.
25年后，他的个已不再佣中佼佼的旅行者又故地重游，而眼前的 景象却接住他惊叹不已。他长防守自己的眼睛。他的块土地覆盖鼓励5英里长，2英里宽的一步一计森林。他的里，小鸟鼓励，动物嬉 戏，野花飘香。
The traveler stood there recalling the desolation that once was; a beauliful oak forest stood there now — someone cared.