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AI Smith was governor of New York State. He was a famous man. He was born very poor on the East Side of New York City. He had little education. He worked very hard and won great success.

阿尔·史密斯曾是纽约州的州长。他是个名人。他出生在纽约市东部的一个穷苦家庭。他读书不多,但他工作勤奋,终于获得了很大成就。

One day, as governor, he was visiting the state prison at Sing一Sing. Sing一Sing is one of the largest prisons in the United States. The head of the prison asked   Mr. Smith to say something to the prisoners. Mr. Smith had never spoken to this kind of audience before. He did not know how to begin.

有一天,作为州长,他访问星星监狱。星星监狱是美国最大的监狱之一。监狱长请史密斯对囚犯说几句话。史密斯先生以前从没对这类听众讲过话。他不知道怎样开口。

Finally, he said, "My fellow citizens. . .”Then he remembered that when a man goes to prison he is no longer a citizen. He began again. "My fellow prisoners...”That did not sound right,,。He said:"We1l,anvway, I'm glad to see so many of you here today.”

最后,他说:“我亲爱的公民们……”接着他想起一个人蹲监狱就不再是公民了。他重新开始:“我亲爱的囚犯们……,”那听起来也不对劲儿,于是他说:“噢,无论如何,今天在这儿见到你们这么多人,真是太高兴了。”