Why are they dropping flowers into the water? ' 'It's their wedding day, ' said the man. 'In the war, two young lovers died on the bridge.
They were called Nina and Dragan. We don't want to forget them. Now, after a wedding, people come here and drop two flowers into the river - one for Nina, one for Dragan.
Watch them now - they are saying their names. ' Barbara was afraid to look at Alma's face. Alma sat so still, so still.
On the bridge, the man and woman watched the flowers in the water for a moment. The man put his arm around his young wife. Then they walked slowly back to the car and drove away.
'Who did it first? I don't know, ' said the man at the next table. 'But now everybody comes here on their wedding day. We all remember the war, of course we do, but we must remember love too. Love is more important than war. '
'Thank you, ' said Barbara. 'Thank you very much for telling us that story. ' She looked at Alma's white face. 'Come, ' she said quietly. 'Let's walk onto the bridge together. '
She took Alma's arm and they walked onto the bridge. At the middle of the bridge Barbara stopped, and looked out over the river.
'Look, ' she said to Alma. 'The flowers are still there. Do you see? Flowers for Nina and Dragan. That's so beautiful. '
The two white flowers were bright in the sun. 'Love is more important than war, ' Alma whispered. There were tears on her face, and she watched the flowers for a long time. Then she looked at Barbara, and slowly smiled.
'Barbara, I know the answer to my question, ' she said. 'I can live here again. This is my home. ' They walked off the bridge. The two flowers, together in the water, moved slowly away on the river. 下载全新《每日英语听力》客户端，查看完整内容