Our lady's little glass



Once upon a time a waggoner's cart which was heavily laden with wine had stuck so fast that in spite of all that he could do, he could not get it to move again. Then it chanced that Our Lady just happened to come by that way, and when she perceived the poor man's distress, she said to him, "I am tired and thirsty, give me a glass of wine, and I will set thy cart free for thee." - "Willingly," answered the waggoner, "but I have no glass in which I can give thee the wine." Then Our Lady plucked a little white flower with red stripes, called field bindweed, which looks very like a glass, and gave it to the waggoner. He filled it with wine, and then Our Lady drank it, and in the self-same instant the cart was set free, and the waggoner could drive onwards. The little flower is still always called Our Lady's Little Glass.
从前,一辆装满酒的车陷在路上了,车夫使尽了全身力气,车子仍是纹丝不动地陷着。 这时圣母恰巧打这儿经过,她看到这可怜的人给难住了,便对他说:"又累又渴,给我一杯酒,我会把你的车子弄出来的。""我很乐意,"车夫回答道,"可我手头没有杯子来给你斟酒呀!"于是圣母摘下了一朵带红条的小白花,给了马车夫,这花叫野旋花,很像一只玻璃杯。 车夫斟上满满一杯酒,圣母喝完后,车子就出来了,车夫可以继续赶路了。 从此这种小花便一直被人称作"圣母的小酒杯。"

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