The Stag at the Pool
A stag one summer’s day came to a pool to quench his thirst, and as he stood drinking he saw his form reflected in the water. “What beauty and strength,” said he, “are in these horns of mine; but how unseemly are these weak and slender feet!”
While he was thus criticizing, after his own fancies, the form which Nature had given him, the huntsmen and hounds drew that way. The feet, with which he had found so much fault, soon carried him out of reach of his pursuers; but the horns, of which he was so vain, becoming entangled in a thicket, held him till the hunters again came up to him, and proved the cause of his death.
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Meaning of Words
|自豪不已||指自己感到非常光荣，有成就感。||proud of oneself|
|感叹||有所感触而叹息||express the amazement; sigh|
|相配||彼此配合，合适||match with each other|
|出神||神情专注, 发呆||be lost in thought; be absorbed in|
|拔腿就跑||形容在急切时立刻迈开脚步快跑。||start running immediately|
|穷追不舍||紧紧追赶不放松||keep on chasing after|
|强健无比||身体非常强壮健硕||very strong and muscular|
|得意洋洋||形容十分得意、沾沾自喜的样子。||triumphantly; have one’s nose in the air|
|挣脱||奋力摆脱||struggle to free oneself|
|关键||最紧要或起决定性作用的部分||the key to something|