- chengLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Johnny and his Apple Seeds
Johnny Apple Seed was born near Boston in 1775. His real name was John
When he was a child he played in the forest and in the fields. His best
friends were animals. He loved all animals. He played with them and talked
to them! His family was very religious①.
Johnny's first book was the Bible, but he also liked Aesop's Fables. Johnny
loved the tales about animals and their adventures.
When Johnny was a teenager he worked as a missionary② with the
Indians. He converted③ many Indians to Christianity④. He taught them
about the Bible. The Indians were his friends. When he was 26 years old he
had a vision⑤. An angel appeared to him! The angel said, "Go and plant
apple seeds across America. The settlers of the new frontier want good
apples to eat."
Johnny was surprised but he was happy. He was a kind person and he
wanted to help others. He took a big sack⑥ and filled it with apple seeds. He
carried this sack on his back. In one hand he carried the Bible, Aesop's
Fables and other religious books. Now he was ready to cross the continent
and plant America's favourite fruit: the apple.
Johnny was an unusual① man. He was tall and thin. He had long hair and
a beard. He never bought new clothes. He wore an old coffee sack and the
old clothes people gave him. He didn't usually wear any shoes. He wore a
saucepan② on his head. One of Johnny's friends said, "God bless you,
Johnny. We are happy for you. You are similar to③ St. Francis of Assisi. He
loved animals and lived a simple life."
Johnny said, "I want to plant apple seeds across America. Every American
family will have apple trees with good apples to eat."
In 1800 Johnny began his long journey across America. At that time
America was a very young country. The American continent was a
wilderness④. It was unexplored⑤. There were no roads and few maps. This
immense⑥ land was called the American frontier. Many settlers wanted to
explore the frontier.
2010-02-02 09:58:37 補充：
to be continuedSource(s): myself, http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/clin199
- 1 decade ago
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