7. Lincoln’s feats of strength became the talk of the nearby town of Gentryville. A farmer wished to move a corncrib, so Abe picked it up placed it on the desired spot while four men, who had come with poles to help, looked on, surprised. People in Gentryville saw him move a chicken house alone and they swore it weighed 600 pounds.
   7、林肯的角力功夫成为根特维拉小镇附近谈论的话题。有个农夫希望移动玉米仓库,林肯把它搬起来放到想要移动的地方,其实四个拿着杆子来帮忙的人刚刚到,看着仓库,惊叹不已。根特维拉有人见过他一个人搬动一个鸡笼,估计鸡笼重达600磅。
   8. One of the most frequently told tales about Lincoln's strength is that he won a bet the could drink from a barrel held in his arms. It was a trick he did time and again. A man who knew him well in Indiana said he had often seen Lincoln grasp a barrel of cider and lift it to his face as if to drink. “And he did it," said his friend, “with the greatest ease."
   8、有关林肯的力气,人们谈论最频繁的故事之一,是他打赌他能举着酒桶直接喝酒。这本来是个恶作剧,但是他表演了一次又一次。一个在印第安纳州熟识他的人说,他经常看到林肯抓起一桶苹果酒举到脸前像要喝似的。“他做了,”林肯的朋友说,“简直轻而易举”。
   9. When Lincoln was about 20 and still living in Indiana, he starred in a roughhouse that began with a fist fight. His sister, Sarah, married into the Grigsby family. The Grigsby family did not invite him when their two sons were married later in a double ceremony, and he evened matters by writing some tomfoolery that was passed around the neighborhood with a chuckle. He later wrote a rhyme about another Grigsby son, William, noted for his ugly face and bald head. William threatened to beat up Lincoln, but Abe refused to fight him, saying he was much too big and too strong to meet a Grigsby.
   9、在林肯大约20岁并且仍然住在印第安纳州时,他在一场拳击中,就成为这个拳击场的明星。他妹妹萨拉,嫁入了格雷斯比家族。不久格雷斯比家的两个儿子同时结婚,举行的两场仪式都没有邀请他。他写了一些与此有关的愚蠢笑话,传到邻居那里博得了大家一笑,这件事就平息了。不久他写了一首有关格雷斯比另一个儿子威廉的韵诗,述及他丑陋的脸和光秃的头。威廉威胁说要揍林肯,但是林肯拒绝和他打斗。他声称自己太壮太强,不会去和一个格雷斯比家的人打。
   10. Lincoln got his step-brother, John Johnston, as his proxy. The fight did not go as Lincoln figured; Grigsby gave John a sound thrashing, but broke the rules by jumping on him after he was down. Lincoln pulled Grigsby off, raised him shoulder high and threw him aside as though he were a sack of meal.
   10、林肯让他的异母兄弟约翰·约翰斯通代替他,如同他的代理人。这场架不似林肯想象的那样。格雷斯比给了约翰一顿有力地痛打,但是他犯了规,他在约翰倒地之后跳到了他身上。林肯拖开格雷斯比,把他举到肩膀这么高,扔到一边,如同他是一口袋面粉。
   11. Grigsby’s friends thought Lincoln had no right to interfere and told him so. Waving his arms over his head, Lincoln declared he was the "big buck of the lick" and was ready to prove it. The Grigsby crowd rushed him and a free-for-all followed, much to the regret of the Grigsbys .Lincoln came out the winner.
   11、格雷斯比的朋友认为林肯无权干扰比赛,并且这样告诉了他。林肯在头上挥舞双臂,宣布他是“重击雄鹿”,并准备予以证明。格雷斯比家的人冲过来,随之是一场大混战,格雷斯比家族很是懊恼,林肯是大混战的胜利者。
   12. After he had beaten Armstrong at New Salem, Lincoln added to his reputation by proving that wrestling was not the only sport in which he was good. He won foot races in the village streets. He had little competition in the running high jump. When the boys were broad jumping, Lincoln would wait until every one had done his best, and then beat them all with a single effort.
   12、在纽沙龙林肯击败阿姆斯特朗之后,林肯进一步提高了自己的声誉,证明了自己并不仅仅在摔跤上有特长。他在大街上赢得了跑步冠军。他在跳高中似乎没有对手。当男孩子跳远时,林肯会等到每个人都已经跳出最好成绩,然后他只要一跳就将他们全部击败。