儿童英语故事: 幸福的情侣The Happy Couple(2)
One day, the prince couple met a shepherd and his wife in a big field.
The shepherd was playing a flute and driving a herd of sheep, and his wife took their two children to him.
As soon as the shepherd saw his family, he ran to them directly.
He kissed and embraced each of them by turns.
They sat in a circle and had lunch after the wife had prepared it.
The prince couple watched for a while and approached them.
"Excuse me. You look so happy!" The shepherd smiled and said, "Sure, any king or queen can never be happier than we are."
The prince couple thought that they finally found what they were looking for.
"I am sorry, but could you please cut a piece of your underwear for us?"
The prince couple asked them very politely,
but the shepherd couple felt confused and said, "Of course we would like to help you, but we dont wear any underwear."
In the end, the couple set out on their journey again with nothing.
Finally they came back to their home because they were so tired, and because they couldnt find the magic charm too.
As soon as they came back to their country, they visited the old man.
The prince told their story to the old man and asked him.
"Why did you make us suffer from the long trip for a charm which doesnt even exist?"
The old man smiled and said, "Well, do you really think your trip was a vain effort? Think about it carefully.
While you were traveling around, you learned many things about how other people live, didnt you?"
The prince thought to himself for a while and said, "Ah, now I understand. You mean that true happiness is up to yourself."
The princes wife smiled and nodded her head.
The happy couple held their hands and looked in each others eyes.
The old man said as he watched them."The true magic charm that you are searching for is in your mind.
Keep it carefully from now on. Then, youll never be unhappy with whatever comes your way."