【少儿英语】101个儿童英语故事 第56期:存钱罐——A Piggy Bank
Once there were lots of toys in a room.
There was a saving box on the dresser, and it was a small piggy bank.
The piggy bank was full of bronze, gold and silver coins.
The piggy bank knew that he had many coins inside of him.
That’s why he was always proud of himself in front of his friends.
“I have a lot of money. It is enough to buy all of you.”
The piggy bank always looked down from the top of the dresser and said this proudly.
Then, the other toys looked up the piggy bank with envious eyes.
One night, the beautiful moonlight poured into the room through a window.
The toys in the room were so happy.
“Ladies and gentlemen, let’s play together on this beautiful night.” A baby doll with a red velvetribbon said.
“Okay. Let’s play a game.” “After that, let’s have a tea party.” “Wow, it will be exciting!” All thetoys shouted for joy.
Everyone except the piggy bank joined the party.
“That party must be boring.” He held up his head to the ceiling and pretended that he was notinterested in the party.
He thought it would make him less valuable to join in such an unimportant party.
“Hey, piggy bank! Come on and join us. Let’s enjoy the party.”
“Come on.” Everyone invited him to the party, but the piggy bank ignored their invitation.
Therefore, the other toys enjoyed their party without the piggy bank.
A rocking horse put on a knitting ball tail and danced.
A rubber ball rolled over, and a toy car drove round everywhere in the room.
Everyone seemed so happy.
The piggy bank looked down at them playing and watched with an askance look.
Then, the playing was over and the tea party began.
The piggy bank couldn’t stand not eating when he saw the food, and he came closer step bystep to the edge of the dresser.
He smelled delicious cookies.
He suddenly stuck his head towards the toys gathered.
“Clink!” The piggy bank fell down to the floor.
When the piggy bank broke into pieces, the bronze, gold and silver coins inside of him scatterednoisily.
The other toys were surprised at the piggy bank’s fall while they were enjoying the tea party.
Everybody looked at the piggy bank with surprise.
“Look at that poor piggy bank. He was always proud of himself.” “It’s so sad. He could not evenenjoy the party.”
All the other toys felt sorry about the piggy bank.