麦祺的礼物: Maggie's gift which was written by American writer Jack London is a nice one. very touching. the story happened just before the Chrismas. Maggies and his husband wanted to buy each other a nice Chrismas gift, but they were too poor to afford that. Maggie has a beautiful hair, her husband had an elegant watch. finally they all bought a gift for each other. maggie bought a watch chain for matching her husband's watch. while Maggie's husband bought a barrette for Maggie's blonde hairactually Maggie had her bonde hair cut and sold out her beautiful hair in order to pay for the watch chain for her husband; while, her husband sold out his golden watch in order to pay for the hair, barrette for Maggie's hair. what a pity. this story is one of the most famous stories of Jack London's. if you know Jack London, you have to know this Maggie's Gift.圣诞节的袜子It is said that there was a goodness man went broke his domain. He lived a hard life and he has three daughters. The three daughters were being married but he didn't have money to buy dower for his daughters. On the happy Chrismas Eve three girls went to bed early. They didn't know that their father was so worried. At last the Chrismas father decided to help them . He besprinkled gold through the stack and the gold fell into the socks of the man's daughters. They lived a happy life from then on... Chrismas socks was origined by this.圣诞树It is said that there was a farmer served a poor boy on a cold windy Chrismas Eve and gave him a big chrisemas meal. The boy cut a Fir tree's branch and inserted it into the earth.He said,"every year this time. there will be many presents in this branch. I wish I can pay back to your favor by this beautiful Fir tree." After the boy left, the farmer discovered that the branch had grow up as a big tree. Then he realized that the boy was an envoy of the god. This is the origin of the chrismas day. In western countries, Whatever you are, everyone will prepare a chrismas tree to increase the happiness of the chrismas day. Chrismas trees are made of evergreen tree like Fir trees and they represent the long lives.People put candles,flowers,toys,stars on the tree and they put chrismas present on the tree. On Chrismas Eve,people sing and dance happily and they enjoy themselves around the tree.
亨利·法布尔（Henri Fabre，1882年9月29日－1984年6月30日）是法国的一位飞行家。他还是史上第一架水上飞机“Fabre Hydravion”的发明者。 亨利·法布尔出生于马赛城的一个显赫的船主家庭。在马赛的一所耶稣会学院就读期间，他对各门科学课程进行了深入的学习。后来，他将学习的重点集中在了飞机与螺旋推进器的设计上。他独创了一套浮力装置，并成功使用于1910年3月28日在Etang de Berre进行的水面飞行试验中。在这一天，他完成了4段连续完美的飞行动作，最长的一段飞行距离长达600米。在不久后，法布尔与Glenn Curtiss和Gabriel Voisin建立了联系，后两者将他的发明应用到了其设计建造的水上飞机中。 在第一次世界大战里，法布尔创建了一家拥有200名雇员的公司，专门从事水上飞机的制造。 法布尔享年101岁，是活得最久的一名人类飞行先驱者。