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More than 400 scarves were hanging on a park fence earlier this month in downtown Manchester, waiting for people with chilly necks and shoulders to snatch them up for the winter season.

曼徹斯特市中心一處公園圍籬本月初掛上超過400條圍巾,讓頸部和肩膀受凍的人們取用以防禦寒冬。

 

Within a day, the scarves were gone.

不過一天,圍巾就被取用一空。

 

The hundreds of hand-knitted scarves are part of a project started two years ago by the Rev. Ruth Gallot, who was looking for a way to inspire parishioners in Auburn to do something more than write a check.

牧師蓋洛2年前發起一項計畫,希望找到方法啟發奧本教區信眾,除捐款外也能多做善事,這數百條手織圍巾便是其中的一部分。

 

The first year, parishioners made 75 scarves to give out to people in the community who needed or wanted them.

第一年,教區信眾捐獻75條圍巾給有需要或索取的社區居民。

 

"I want to see people being warm. If I can do that little thing, I’m glad to do it," said Christine Hrycuna, who knitted 50 scarves this year.

今年已編織50條圍巾的海庫納說:「我希望人們能夠保暖。如果我能做這點小事,我樂意去做。」

 

The reaction to the scarf project has been a mix of surprise and admiration, with many visitors finding it hard to believe they are getting a scarf for free.

這項圍巾計畫的回應包括驚喜和讚揚,許多訪客不敢相信可以免費獲贈圍巾。

 

新聞辭典

knit:動詞,編織。例句:Over 200 blankets have already been knitted by kind readers.(善心讀者手織逾200條毯子。)

 

chilly:形容詞,冰冷的。例句:It grew chilly when the fire went out.(火熄滅後開始變冷。)

 

admire:動詞,讚賞,名詞為admiration。例句:We admired him all the more for his frankness.(他的率直讓我們更加讚賞。)

 

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