Aping a Beauty
Shieth, a famous beauty, had a pain in her bosom, so she had a frown on her face when she went out. One day, she felt the pain again and as usual, put her hands on her chest and frowned. Although people couldn't help taking a glance at her, they liked the way she acted nevertheless.
An ugly girl, named Dongth, from a village nearby, happened to see Shieth's conduct in the street that day. And it suddenly occurred to her that this might be the reason why Shieth was generally regarded as a beauty. Therefore Dongth aped Shieth, putting her hands on her chest and frowning too.
When a rich man in the neighbourhood saw her, he shut his doors tightly and did not go out. When a poor man saw her, he took his wife and children and gave her a wide berth.
It was not Dongth's fault for being ugly, but aping with blindness was really stupid. She only knew Shieth's frown looked beautiful but did not know the cause of the frown.（Via readeng.cn)
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. bosom n. 胸部，胸襟，胸口
2. frown n. 皱眉，蹙额
3. nevertheless adv. 然而，尽管如此，不过
4. It occurs to sb 某人突然想到
5. ape v. 模仿
6. give a wide berth (to) 远远躲开,回避…