run about 跑来跑去
look for 寻找
of change 改变
because of 因为，由于
climb up to 爬上
pass by 经过
in the shade 在阴影下
look up 向上看
keep up with 紧跟，跟上
fly up into the air 飞到空中
escape from 从...逃脱
run away to 逃跑到
pull out 退出
be led out 被领出
take care of 关心
The Ant and the Caterpillar
An ant running about in the sunshine looking for food met a caterpillar that was almost at its time of change,and had already wrapped a hard shell about itself.
The ant only noticed that the caterpillar was even alive because of a tiny movement of its tail.
“Oh, what an unhappy animal you are!” said the ant.
“I can climb up to the top of the tallest tree, but you can hardly even move!”
The caterpillar heard all this, but did not reply.A few days later, when the ant passed by again, only the shell was left.As he wondered what had happened, he felt himself in the shade .
He looked up and felt himself fanned by the wings of a beautiful butterfly.
“Look at me now,” said the butterfly,
“the one you felt so sorry for!
Tell me now what a good runner and climber you are—if you can keep up with me!”
Then the butterfly flew up into the air, carried high and far on the summer winds,and was never seen by the ant again.
MORAL: Do not judge by appearances.