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之前在上課時 上過 歐亨利的小說 最後一片葉子  少年版


述說一個老畫家 為了鼓舞重病女孩的求生意志  在一個風雨交加的夜晚


在女孩床前 對面的牆上 畫了 一片綠葉  因為如果風雨讓樹葉掉光了


女孩就認為她要死了


最後是孩子看著綠葉而病情逐漸好轉


老畫家卻去世了


每次想起這故事就很感動 因為原著太細膩 就很想分享 簡易版


終於在這裡找到一篇讀後心得 用簡單的英文敘述劇情和感想


引用自:  http://ask.koubei.com/question/1508061105777.html


The last Leaf
In an autumn, it’s cold and windy, a girl lied on the bed sadly. She had a bad serious illness and would die soon. One day, she looked attentively at a leaf outside the window, and told to her friend Sue who cared for her that she would die when the last leaf fell. Sue was worried and she told an old painter of the girl’s fancy. He shocked, he didn’t want the young girl to die. He wanted the girl to face sunshine happily,. and he wanted to give her a wish to live. He knew that there would be a rainstorm soon, the leaf will be blown off. For continuing the girl’s life, the old painter drew a green leaf on the wall when it rained heavily. The following day, the girl woke up, and she was surprised to see that the green leaf did not be blown off. Her lay for a long time looking at it. And then she thought that the last leaf stay there to show her how wicked she was. It is a sin to want to die. Then her mood became better and better.
In the end, the girl is recovered to health.Unfortunately, the old painter died, but the green leaf which he painted is full of love and wish never grew old , it encourage a pessimistic girl to face everyday. What he did made an unexpected girl have great hope to live. His dream had realized. That’s enough.
Whoever read the story would deeply shocked and moved. I am sure O’Henry is trying to tell us a story about hope, relief, love, motivating and sacrifice. In fact we can believe in what we have seen by ourselves and the choice is over your hands.

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