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  核心提示:双语美文:一生中最好的老师,希望在这个慵懒的午后,这一篇双语美文能够为你的生活增添一份色彩  There is a story from many years ago of a primary sch...


  There is a story from many years ago of a primary school teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of the 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked her students and said that she loved them all the same.


  But that was impossible because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.


  Mrs.Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he didnt play well with the other children, his clothes were messy and constantly need a bath. And ,Teddy could be unpleasant.


  It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in making his papers witha broud red pen, making bold Xs and then putting a F at the top of his papers. At the schoolwhere Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to relieve each childs past records and sheput Teddys off until last.


  However, when she relieved his file, she was in a surprise, Teddys first grade teacher wrote,Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good mannershe isa joy to be around.


  His second grade teacher wrote, Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates. Buthe is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.


  His third grade teacher wrote, His mothers death has been hard on him. He tried to do hisbest but his father doesnt show much interest in him, and his home life will steps arent taken.


  Teddys fourth grade teacher wrote, Teddy is withdrawn and doesnt show much interest inschool. He doesnt have many friends and sometimes sleeps in class.


  By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt evenworse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful paper and tiedwith pretty ribbons, except for Teddys. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brownpaper that he got from a grocery bag.


  Mrs.Thompson opened it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started tolaugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottlethat was one-quarter full of perfume. But she stifled the childrens laughter when sheexclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume onher wrist. Teddy stayed after school that day just long enough to say, Mrs. Thompson, todayyou smelled just like my mom used to.


  After the children left she cried for at least an hour. On the very day, she quit teaching reading,and writing, and arithmetic. Instead she began to teach children how to be a man.


  Mrs.Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed tocome alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year,Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class.


  A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was still thebest teacher he ever had in his whole life.


  Six years later went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he hadfinished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in hiswhole life.


  Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that he would soon graduate from collegewith the highest of honors. Then four more years past and yet another letter came. This timehe explained that after he got his bachelors degree, he decided to go a little further. The letterexplained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was alittle longerthe letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.


  The story doesnt end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said hedmet his girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of yeasago and he was wondering if Mrs.Thompson might agree to sit in the place at the wedding thatwas usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course Mrs. Thompson did.


  At the wedding ceremony,they hugged each other, and Dr.Stoddard whispered in Mrs.Thompsons ear, Thank you Mrs.Thompson for believing in me, thank you so much for makingme feel important and showing me that I could make a difference.


  Mrs.Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, Teddy, you have it all wrong.You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didnt know how to teachuntil I met you.




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