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[American Story] 【整理】2008-03-08 The Californian's Tale (1)

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now the weekly special english program American Stories. Our story today is called Californian 's tale. it was written by Mark Twain. Here is Shep O'Neo with the story. When i was young, I went to looking for gold in California. I never found enough to make me rich, but I did discover beautiful part of the county. It was called, SL , SL was liked a heaven on earth. It had bright green and deep forest wiht the soft wind touched the trees. Other man also looked for gold and reached SL here California/ many years before i did. they had built the town in SL in with the sidewalk, banks and schools. they also built pretty little houses for their families. At first, they found a lot of gold in Stannes but their good luck did not last. After a few years, the gold disappered. but the time i reached S all the poeple were gone too. grass now grow in the steet and little houses were covered by the wild root bushes, only insets were .filled in the air as i walked through the empty town in that summer day so long ago. Then,i realaized i was not alone at all. a man smiling at me, as he stood in fornt of one of liitle houses, this house was not covered by wild gras bushed, a nice little garden in fornt of the house was full of blue and yellow flowers. white curtain hung form the window and flew in the summer wind. Still smiling, the man opened the door of his house and /to me. i went to inside and could believe my eyes. I had been living for the weeks in the rough miling camps with other gold miners, we slept on the hard groud, ate canned beans form cold metal plates and spend our days in the difficulty search for gold and . Here in this little house, my spirit seemed to come to life again. i saw bright rug on the shining wooden floor, picture hung,all the round the room a liitle talbe there was seashell, books and china vase full of flowers. a woman make this house into a home. The pleasue i felt in my heart must be shown on my face. the man read my thoughts, "yes " he smiled ," it is all her work. Everything in this room had felt the touch of her hand.
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