An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo.
Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws.
“You’ve got so many freckles. There’s no place to paint!” a girl in the line said to the little fellow. Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head.
His grandmother knelt down next to him. “I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles”, she said while tracing her finger across the child's cheek, “Freckles are beautiful.”
The boy looked up, “Really?” “Of course,” said the grandmother, “Just name me one thing that’s prettier than freckles in me.” The little boy thought for a moment, peering intensely into his grandma’s face, and softly whispered, “Wrinkles.”
【注】freckle n. 雀斑;wrinkle n. 皱纹
男孩抬起头，“真的吗?”“当然是真的，”奶奶说，“你看我身上还有什么比雀斑更美丽呢?” 小男孩想了一下，又认真地凝视着奶奶的面孔，小声地说：“皱纹。”内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8408-235693-1.html