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At 12, I believed honesty was always rewarded.?
十二歲時,我以為誠實總會有回報。

One afternoon, I hit a ball through a??apartment’s window.?
一天下午,我不小心將球踢進了一間空公寓的窗戶中。

The sound of shattering glass was followed by kids running in all directions screaming, “Run! No one will tell.”?
一聲窗戶玻璃碎裂的聲音后,小伙伴們四下逃竄,邊跑邊喊:“快跑,沒有人會知道的!”

I went to the manager, expecting praise for being so honest. He laughed, saying, “I’ve never had a kid snitch on themselves. Kind of dumb.”?
而我找到了大樓的經理,希望他會表揚我的誠實。他笑了,說:“我還從來沒見過像你這樣主動告密的蠢孩子呢。”

I didn’t understand until my mother said, “How did you feel when you told the truth? Remember that instead of what he said.?Pride in yourself will always be your reward.”
我對此很是不解,這時,媽媽告訴我:“忘記他所說的,只需記住你講真話時的感受。誠實所帶來的驕傲是永恒的回報。”

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(翻譯:進擊的Meredith)