"What is to happen will happen," said the largest pea. "Crack" went the sh
ell as it burst, and the five peas rolled out into the bright sunshine. There they lay in a child's hand. A little boy was holding them tightly, and said they were fine peas for his pea-shooter. An
d immediately he put one in and shot it out.
"Now I am flying out into the wide world," said he; "catch me if you can;" and he was gone in a moment.
"I," said the second, "inte
nd to fly straight to the sun; that is a shell that lets itself be seen, and it will suit me exactly." And away he went.
"We will go to sleep wherever we find ourselves," said the two next, "we sh
all still be rolling onwards;" and they did certainly fall on the floor and roll about before they got into the pea-shooter, but they were put in for all that. "We shall go farther than the others," said they.
"What is to happen will happen," exclaimed the last, as he was shot out of the pea-shooter; and as he spoke he flew up against an old board under a garret window, and fell into a little crevice, which was almost filled up with moss and soft
earth. The moss closed itself round him and there he lay, a captive indeed, but not unnoticed by God.
"What is to happen will happen," said he to himself.
「如果要发生什么就让它发生吧！」最大颗的豌豆说。 「叭！」豆荚裂开了，五颗豌豆掉了出来，落在太阳底下。 它们躺在一个小孩的手中。 一个小男孩正紧紧握住它们，说它们是他豆枪的五颗豆子。 并马上把一颗装入枪内射出去。