多阅读一些英语童话小故事,会提高孩子的英语阅读能力而且对口语和词汇量的增加也有所帮助。下面就是小编整理的经典英语小故事十篇,希望大家喜欢。经典英语小故事(一):A mouse once took a bite out of a bull's tail as he lay dozing。 The bull jumped up in a rage



A mouse once took a bite out of a bull's tail as he lay dozing。 The bull jumped up in a rage and, with his head low to the ground, chased the mouse right across the yard。 The mouse was too quick for him, however, and slipped easily into a hole in the wall。

The bull charged the wall furiously again and again, but although he bruised his head and chipped his horns, the mouse stayed safely inside his hole。 After a time the bull gave up and sank down to rest again。

As soon as the bull was asleep, the little mouse crept to the mouth of the hole, pattered across the yard, bit the bull again -- this time on the nose -- and rushed back to safety。 As the bull roared helplessly the mouse squeaked:

"It's not always the big people who e off best。 Sometimes the small ones win, you know。"







On a vacation trip, Duke Huan of the state of Qi came to the ruin of the capital of Guo Shi , which perished long ago。

Seeing the desolate and bleak prospects of broken tiles, collapsed walls, and clusters of weeds, he could not help asking the local people about the reason of the ruin of Guo Shi。

They replied,"Guo Shi was fond of doing good deeds, and averse to evildoing, which led to the perdition。"

When the Duke could not understand the answer, people explained ," Though he liked doing good, he had never been able to do so; though he hated evildoing, never could he help not participating。 That caused the ruin of his capital。"







Making His Mark

A man from the state of Chu was taking a boat across a river when he dropped his sword into the water carelessly。 Immediately he made a mark on the side of the boat where the sword dropped, hoping to find it later。 When the boat stopped moving, he went into the water to search for his sword at the place where he had marked the boat。 As we know, the boat had moved but the sword had not。 Isn't this a very foolish way to look for a sword?




The miser and his gold Once upon a time there was a miser。 He hid his gold under a tree。 Every week he used to dig it up。

One night a robber stole all the gold。 When the miser came again, he found nothing but an empty hole。

He was surprised, and then burst into tears。All the neighbors gathered around him。

He told them how he used to e and visit his gold。

"Did you ever take any of it out?" asked one of them。 "No," he said, "I only came to look at it。" "Then e again and look at the hole," said the neighbor, "it will be the same as looking at the gold。"



一天晚上,一个小偷挖走了所有的金块。 守财奴再来查看时,发现除了一个空洞什么都没有了。



问明了原因后,一个邻居问:“你使用过这些金块吗?” “没用过,” 他说,“我只是时常来看看。”“那么,以后再来看这个洞,”邻居说,“就像以前有金块时一样。”


The City Mouse and the Country Mouse

Once there were two mice。 They were friends。 One mouse lived in the country; the other mouse lived in the city。 After many years the Country mouse saw the City mouse; he said, "Do e and see me at my house in the country。" So the City mouse went。 The City mouse said, "This food is not good, and your house is not good。 Why do you live in a hole in the field? You should e and live in the city。 You would live in a nice house made of stone。 You would have nice food to eat。 You must e and see me at my house in the city。"

The Country mouse went to the house of the City mouse。 It was a very good house。 Nice food was set ready for them to eat。 But just as they began to eat they heard a great noise。 The City mouse cried, " Run! Run! The cat is ing!" They ran away quickly and hid。

After some time they came out。 When they came out, the Country mouse said, "I do not like living in the city。 I like living in my hole in the field。 For it is nicer to be poor and happy, than to be rich and afraid。"






A Man and a Satyr having struck up an acquaintance, sat down together to eat。 The day being wintry and cold, the Man put his fingers to his mouse and blew opon them。 "What's that for, my friend?" asked the Satyr。 " My hands are so cold," said the Man, "I do it to warm them。" In a little while some hot food was placed before them, and the Man, raising the dish to his mouse, again blew opon it。 "And what's the meaning of that, now?" said the Satyr。 "Oh," replied the Man, "my porridge is so hot, I do it to cool it。" "Nay, then," said the Satyr, "from this moment I renounce your friendship, for I will have nothing to do with one who blows hot and cold with the same mouse。"



Drop at the fox in the well with the 公 goat

An only the fox take a wrong stepped the well, in spite of how he struggle can not still climb up, and have to be foolish there。The 公 goat feels

Thirsty pole, arrive at this well the side, and see the fox under the well, and then ask him the well water the how about it to drink?The fox feels the opportunity to e, heart inside

The 暗 pleaseds, right away the town quiet down, make every effort the laudation well water good drink, say this water is a world the first spring, pure and sweet and good to eat, and advise the goat to hurry up

Come down, and drink to heart's content with him。A the heart think only of to drink the water letter to think the true goat, then the without stopping to think ground jump downed to go to, and be his 咕咚咕 the 咚 painful

After finishing drinking, have to with the fox together totally the pany ascend the well's way。Fox early contain preparation, he to archly say:" I pour to have a

Method。You pick with forepaw on the well wall, again Cape 竖直 , I behind carry on the back to jump up the well to go to from you, and pull you again to e up, we all

Save。" the 公 goat agreed his proposal, fox to trample the feet of his empress, and jump he carry top on his back, and then make an effort from the Cape a

Jump, jump outed the mouth of a well。The fox go ups the hereafter, and the preparation alone escape。The 公 goat blames the fox and does not keep the 诺 speech。The fox returns overdo

Say to 公 goat:" hello, friend, beard that you of brains if resemble you are so perfect, you not to the extent of at did not see the pure exit it

Front blindly jump down to go to。"

This story elucidation, cleverness of the person should to in advance think it over the affair's result, then just go to do。














The Ass and the Grasshopperan

Ass having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was highly enchanted; and, desiring to possess the same charms of melody, demanded what sort of food they lived on, to give them such beautiful voices。 They replied, "The dew。" The Ass resolved that he would only live upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger。




Little boy and scorpion son

There is a child in front of city wall to catch the grasshopper, and in a short while caught the lots of。Suddenly see a scorpion son, he to think is also grasshopper,

Then two go to catch him。The scorpion son raises his poison to stab, say:" e, if you really dare to do like this, connect your grasshopper that catch to also would entirely lose。"

This story warns people, and want to distinguish the pure good man with the bad person, and distinct to treat them。






The Wolf and the Lamba

Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea, which should justify to the Lamb himself his right to eat him。 He thus addressed him:"Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me。" "Indeed," bleated the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, "I was not then born。" Then said the Wolf, "You feed in my pasture。"

"No, good sir," replied the Lamb, "I have not yet tasted grass。" Again said the Wolf, "You drink of my well。" "No," exclaimed the Lamb, "I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother′s milk is both food and drink to me。" On which the Wolf seized him, and ate him up, saying, "Well! I won′t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations。"The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny。