少儿英语口语：Ingel who Trod on the Loaf 踩着面包的英格尔
Once, there was a little baby girl. Her name wasIngel.
Ingel’s family was very poor, so her parents adoptedher out to a rich family.
Fortunately, the mistress loved and treated Ingel likeher own daughter.
Ingel grew up not only beautifully but also she had too much vanity.
One year later after Ingel came to the house, the mistress called Ingel and spoke to her in asoft voice.
“Ingel, go and visit your own mother and father in your old house.”
“Yes, ma’am.” Ingel prepared herself for the visit and left her house.
She put on her best clothes and best shoes.
She who had prettied beyond recognition wanted to boast herself.
When Ingel reached the entrance to the village, a woman who bore firewood was taking a restsitting on a rock by a roadside.
She was Ingel’s mother.
‘I can’t believe that’s my mother. I can’t believe that woman with such a shabby outfit is mymother.’
Ingel passed by the woman turning her head to another side and pretended as if she did notsee her.
A mud puddle came in sight after walking further.
“Oh! How can I pass this? My shoes and dress will get dirty.
Oh, I have a good idea.” Ingel threw a big white loaf of bread in the middle of the puddle.
It was a gift from the mistress to give her parents.
She thought that she could pass the puddle by stepping on the bread, keeping her shoesclean.
When she stepped one foot on the bread and lifted the other foot, the bread sank in thepuddle.
“Oh, help me!” Ingel was swamped by the puddle.
After sinking for a long time, she arrived at the bottom of the deep swamp.