King Alfred and the Cakes

时间:2020-9-1 作者:小声故事网

  King ALFRED O f England once led his army to fight with another army and was beaten. So he had to run away through the woods and swamps(沼泽,湿地) to save his life.

  One evening he came to a woodcutter’s hut. He was very tired and hungry, so he begged the woodcutter’s wife to give him something to eat and a place to sleep in. He was ragged and dirty and she did not know that he was the king. She felt so sorry for him that she told him to come in and gave hem a seat near the fire.

  She was baking some cakes. She said to King Alfred, “I must go and milk the cow. Watch the cakes and do not let them burn.” The king was willing to do this, but he kept thinking about his army and soon forgot all about the cakes. In a few minutes the woman came back and found the cakes burning. She was so angry that she struck the king with a stick and cried, “You lazy fellow! You want to eat, but you do not want to work.”


声明:本文内容采集自互联网,本网站不拥有所有权,未作人工编辑处理,也不承担相关法律责任。如果您发现有涉嫌版权的内容,欢迎发送邮件至 进行举报,并提供相关证据,工作人员会在5个工作日内联系你,一经查实,本站将立刻删除涉嫌侵权内容。