少儿英语故事带翻译：King Banyan Deer
少儿英语故事带翻译：King Banyan Deer
King Banyan Deer
[Chapter 1. Compassion]
Once upon a time， an unusual and beautiful deer wasborn in the forests near Benares， in northern India.Although he was as big as a young colt， it was easy for hismother to give birth to him. When he opened his eyes，they were as bright as sparkling jewels. His mouth was asred as the reddest forest berries. His hoofs were as blackas polished coal. His little horns glistened like silver. Andhis color was golden， like a perfect summer's dawn. As hegrew up， a herd of 500 deer gathered around him， and hebecame known as King Banyan Deer.
Meanwhile， not far away， another beautiful buck deerwas born， just as splendidly golden in color. In time， aseparate herd of 500 deer came to follow him， and he wasknown as Branch Deer.
The King of Benares at that time， was very fond ofeating venison. So he regularly hunted and killed deer.Each time he hunted， he went to a different village andordered the people to serve him. They had to stop whatthey were doing， whether plowing or harvesting orwhatever， and work in the king's hunting party.
The people's lives were upset by these interruptions.They grew less crops， and other businesses also had lessincome. So they came together and decided to build alarge deer park for the king， at Benares. There he couldhunt by himself， with no need to command the services ofthe villagers.
So the people built a deer park. They made pondswhere-the deer could drink， and added trees and grassesfor them to eat from. When it was ready， they opened thegate and went out into the nearby forests. Theysurrounded the entire herds of Banyan and Branch deer.Then，.with sticks and weapons and noise makers， theydrove them all into the deer park trap， and locked thegate behind them.
After the deer had settled down， the people went tothe king and said， "Our crops and income have sufferedbecause of your hunting requirements. Now we have madeyou a pleasant safe deer park， where you can hunt byyourself as you like. With no need of our aid， you canenjoy both the hunting and the eating of deer."
The king went to the new deer park. There he waspleased to see the vast herds. While watching them， hiseye was caught by the two magnificent golden deer， withlarge fully grown antlers. Because he admired theirunusual beauty， the king granted immunity to these twoalone. He ordered that they should be completely safe. Noone could harm or kill them.
Once a day the king would come and kill a deer forhis dinner table. Sometimes， when he was too busy， theroyal cook would do this. The body would then be broughtto the chopping block to be butchered for the oven.
Whenever the deer saw the bow and arrows， theywent into a panic， trembling for their lives. They ranaround wildly， some being injured and some wounded，many suffering great pain.
One day， King Banyan Deer's herd gathered aroundhim. He called Branch Deer， and the two herds joined fora meeting. King Banyan Deer addressed them. "Althoughin the end， there is n
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