A Child's Dreams of a Star
There was once a child and he strolled about a good deal, and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. These two used to wonder all day long. They wondered at the beauty of the flowers; they wondered at the height and blueness of the sky; they wondered at the depth of the bright water; they wondered at the goodness and the power of God who made the lovely world.
They used to stay to one another , sometimes, supposing all the children upon earth were to die, would the flowers, and the water, and the sky be sorry? They believed they would be sorry. For, they said, the buds are the children of the flowers, and the little playful streams that gambol down the hillsides are the children of the water; and the smallest bright specks playing at hide-and-seek in the sky all night, must surely be the children of the stars; and they would all be grieved to see their playmates, the children of men, no more.
从前有个小孩, 总是东走西逛，想到许许多多的东西。他有个妹妹， 也是个小孩，成了他形影不离的小伙伴。这两个孩子成天到晚对一切都感到惊奇；他们对深深的清澈海水感到惊奇；上帝创造出了美好的世界，他们对上帝的善良和威力也感到惊奇。