the ugly little duck
a mother duck had five baby(小的)ducks.four of them were lovely(可愛的),only one was ugly(丑的).
one day,the mother duck took all of her children to see the queen(皇后)duck.looking at the baby ducks,the queen duck said,“yes,you children are lovely,but the biggest one is ugly.he is the mosty ugly duck i’ve ever seen.”hearing this,the other ducks began to peck(啄)the ugly duch..his sisters and brothers also began to mock(嘲弄)him,the ugly duck was in tears(眼淚汪汪的).his mother was in tears too,she said to him,“my baby,you may go to other places,don’t live with ducks;you may live with the brids,with the animals,they don’t know who you are,they will not say you are ugly,then,they will not peck you.”the ugly duck said in tears，“mummy,i will go,i will not come back any more.”
the poor little thing walked away,looking back at his mother again and again.
with tears in his eyes,the ugly little duck walked from one place to another.
he came to a big lake,there were many wild ducks(野鴨子)in it.when the wild ducks saw him,they said,“how ugly you are!don’t come to us.”
the little duck walked on.suddenly(突然)，a big dog stood before him.the dog looked at him with his big eyes,the dog licked(舔)him with his long tongue(舌頭)，and smelt(聞，嗅)him with his nose.at last,the dog went away.the little duck thought,“i’m so ugly,the dog didn’t want to play with me.”
he walked on and stopped in front of a house.there was an old woman in the house,she let the little duck in.after some days,the old woman said,“go away,little duck,you cannot lay eggs(下蛋)，you are useless(沒用的)an ugly.”the little duck left the house again.
he walked on from one place to another but no one wanted him.
one day,the little duck flew(fly～flew)up and up in the sky.up!up!at last he came down out of the sky into a large agrden.he saw three beautiful swans(天鵝)in the river.he began to swim towards them and thought that they might kill him.he put his head down near the water,and saw...it was not the body of a fat(肥的)，ugly little duck.it was the body of a beautiful white swan.the“little duck”was happy,because he had come from a swan’s egg!