Source: CCTV.com

04-24-2006 11:33

桂林(二)

人豪:麻烦给我们照张像,好么?

游人:好的。一、二、三!

人豪:好,谢谢。

Michael:谢谢!我刚才听照相的人说这座象鼻山还有一个故事,这是怎么回事啊?

人豪:哦,那个故事啊,可有名了。

Michael:啊?原来你们都知道,那快点儿说说吧。

当地人:传说这座山本来就是一头真的大象,它的主人是天上的神仙。一天这头大象碰巧来到桂林,觉得这儿的风景太漂亮了,就一直站在漓江边看。

人豪:而它的主人想让它回到天上去,它却说什么也不走。神仙很生气,就用宝剑把它杀死了。你看那山背山还多出一小块儿,大家都说那就是宝剑的剑柄。

Michael:是吗?我看看。嗯,挺像的!桂林的山都象象鼻山这样有故事吗?

当地人:在我们桂林,有三座山特别出名,分别是叠彩山、伏波山和你刚才看到的象鼻山。这三座山,可以说是座座都漂亮,至于故事嘛……..

Michael:还有什么故事?

当地人:哈哈,至于故事嘛,就要靠你们自己去找了。

人豪:哈哈,行了,某某,你就别卖关子了,还是告诉他吧。

当地人:关于桂林山水的故事,其实特别多。我们何不坐船,顺漓江而下,一路上让导游把所有的故事都告诉你们?

Michael: 太棒了,我回国以后一定要把这些故事告诉我的朋友。

当地人:来,我们从这边走。

(坐船游漓江)

导游:就是这条船。 人豪:好的。(上船)

人豪:这里真是山青水秀,我有一种“人在画中游”的感觉。

Michael:而且还有这么多的故事,这么多的传说。什么“手套石”“望夫石”、 “九马画山”……

人豪:哈哈,你看他,都入迷了!

当地人:等一会儿下了船,还有更好的风景等着你们呢。

Translation:

Renhao: Could you take a photo for us?

Visitor: OK. One, two, three.

Renhao: Thank you.

Michael: Thanks. I just heard from the person taking the photo that there’s a story about this Elephant Trunk Hill. What’s that about?

Renhao: Oh, the story, it’s very well known.

Michael: So you all know. Well, tell me.

Local: Legend has it this mountain was a real elephant, whose owner was a deity in heaven. One day this elephant came to Guilin and was mesmerized by the beautiful scenery as it stood at the bank of the Lijiang River.

Renhao: But its master wanted it to go back to heaven. The elephant refused and the master was so angry he killed the elephant with a sword. Look! Where there’s a ridge on the mountain. People say that’s the handle of the sword.

Michael: Is that right?Let me see. Hmm, now that you mention it, it does look like it!Do all mountains in Guilin have a story like the Elephant Trunk Hill?

Local: In Guilin, there are three very famous mountains: the Piled Festoon Hill, Fubo Hill and the Elephant Trunk Hill you just saw. These three mountains are all very beautiful, as to the stories……

Michael: What other stories?

Local: As to the stories, you have to find them yourselves.

Renhao: Haha, come on. Xiaogu, don’t leave him hanging. You’d better tell him.

Local: Actually, there are so many stories about the Guilin scenery. Why don’t we take a boat cruise down Lijiang river and let the tour guide tell you all the stories?

Michael: That’s great! I must tell my friends about all these stories.

Local: Come on. This way please.

Guide: This is our boat.

Renhao: OK.

Renhao: The mountains and rivers here are just breathtaking. I feel like I’ve walked into a beautiful painting.

Michael: And there are so many stories and legends, like ‘Glove Hill’, ‘Wangfu Stone ’, and ‘the Mural Painting Cliff’.

Renhao: Haha, look how far gone he is…

Local: Wait till you get off the boat. There are even better sights waiting for you.

 

Editor:Wang Ping