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Christ Church, Boston, Massachusetts.
波士顿的「基督教堂」 (Christ Church) 有「挂一盏灯表示英军从陆上攻击,两盏灯表示从海上攻击」的故事

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你有没有听过亨利魏斯沃兹郎费罗的诗:保罗李维尔的一程 (Paul Revere’s Ride)  


1775419日傍晚,保罗李维尔和其他美国人在看见基督教堂间塔上的信号之后 (一盏灯表示英军从陆上攻击,两盏灯表示从海上攻击) ,穿过黑夜驾车警告所有人民危险即将到来。

Have you heard Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride"?

One if by land, two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex, village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.

After looking for the signal (one lantern if the British were coming by land, or two if they were coming by sea) in the Christ Church steeple, Paul Revere and other Americans rode through the dark of the night on the eve of April 19,1775, to warn the country folk of the danger to come.

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