The Giant and the Little Girl
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There once was a place where all the people were happy and content. Everyone was friendly and neighborly. Even the dogs and cats played together.

Then one day a stranger was seen walking toward the village: a tall, tall stranger. As the stranger, who was a giant, came closer and closer, the people all ran into their houses and wouldn't come out.

The giant entered the village. He was enormous, towering over everything. All of a sudden a little girl stepped out on her porch1. She jumped down from her porch. Her family yelled2, "STOP! COME BACK! That's a giant!" But she didn't stop. She began to walk toward the giant.

The strangest thing happened. As the child walked toward the giant, he grew smaller and smaller. Soon he was the same size as the girl. As she came beside the giant, she towered over him. She stooped down and gently picked the giant up in her hands, asking, "What's your name?"

The giant whispered, "My name is F-E-A-R! Help me!! I have a terrible problem. I guess I look strange. When I meet people they are afraid of me. And when people are afraid of me, I suddenly grow into a giant and everybody runs away from me. YOU are not afraid of me, so I stayed small. Do you get it? It's crazy! Please help me!"

"I can take you for a walk through our village," the girl responded. "I want everyone to hear of your problem. When they know the truth, they will no longer be afraid of you. While we are going from house to house you can look at me all the time, and then you will stay the same size as you are now.

"But before we go, let's change your name. What do you want to be called? YOU should not be called FEAR, because YOU are not afraid. It's the people who look at you who fear you. That's what causes you to grow into a giant."

"Will you hold my hand gently? If I get scared I'll shut my eyes. Oh, and will you please call me PAL3." 


1 porch ju9yM     
  • There are thousands of pages of advertising on our porch.有成千上万页广告堆在我们的门廊上。
  • The porch is supported by six immense pillars.门廊由六根大柱子支撑着。
2 yelled aeee2b86b284e7fbd44f45779d6073c1     
v.叫喊,号叫,叫着说( yell的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He yelled at the other driver. 他冲着另一位司机大叫。
  • The lost man yelled, hoping someone in the woods would hear him. 迷路的人大声喊着,希望林子里的人会听见。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 pal j4Fz4     
  • He is a pal of mine.他是我的一个朋友。
  • Listen,pal,I don't want you talking to my sister any more.听着,小子,我不让你再和我妹妹说话了。
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