英语短文:The Crystal Shoes 水晶鞋(双语阅读)

    The Crystal Shoes 水晶鞋

    "Hi! John." Mary ran towards me with a rare bright smile on her face,saying, "I'm gonna have a dance performance tonight I hope you'll come. Here is the ticket. Don't forget!" She left in a hurry, disappearing in the throngs of people quickly.


    "What?" I just came to my mind, "What performance? Dance? Is that credible?" I asked myself. Mary was not such kind of girl. She was a quite ordinary one. I had never seen her making up or wearing attractive clothes, moreover, she always wore her big black-frame glasses, for she did not know how to dress up indeed. What a terrible thing, especially for a plain girl!


    "I should go to. I must go to. That's a miracle!" I thought.


    I arrived at the hall with the ticket, and found my seat. Her performance was the seventh one. I knew I would suffer from a hard time before her turn, for I had no sense of art, but her performance was worth watching, no matter how long I would wait for.


    Time went slowly. I struggled with myself not to fall asleep.


    "Let's welcome the next exciting dance--Latin!" Applause fulfilled the hall at once.


    I opened my eyes as large as possible, fearing to lose anything. Wearing a golden and shining skirt, Mary appeared on the glorious stage. Her dress went well with the brilliant lights. Such scene seemed to be a mermaiden showing up under the glittering sunshine. Meanwhile, I could feel all the audience in the hall focused their eyes on her and it was also hard for me to remove my sights from her. She was so beautiful: her stature was slim; her long golden hair lay back in curls over her delicateears. Dancing with a charming smile, she was fully absorbed in the Latin music. At this moment, she looked like a pretty butterfly flying on the splendid stage... I could hardly believe my eyes.


    After all the performance ended, I waited for her at the gate.


    "Hi!" She stood in front of me with a bag and her crystal high-heeled shoes in her hands, and dressed as she used to be, but the making-up still could be seen.


    "How do you feel?" There was not a little bit tired expression on her face.


    "Fantastic!" I answered.


    "Haha. I knew it would be." She could not conceal her excitement, laughing like a child.


    "May I lend a hand?"


    "Thank you!" She handed her crystal shoes to me which were shining in the wonderful starry night; at the mean time, I realized that every girl has a pair of special shoes which are like the crystal shoes of Cinderella.