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Clocks(时钟) 立即阅读

作者:Jerome K. Jerome    阅读:1677    喜欢:0    语言:英语

There are two kinds of clocks. There is the clock that is always wrong, and that knows it is wrong, and glories in it; and there is the clock that is always right—except when you rely upon it, and then it is more wrong than you would think a clock could be in a civilized country. I remember a clock of this latter type, that we had in the house when I was a boy, routing us all up at three o'clock one winter's morning.

The Gift of the Magi(麦琪的礼物) 立即阅读

作者:O. HENRY    阅读:4970    喜欢:4    语言:英语

ONE dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.

Four wives in our lives(生命中的四位爱人) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:1051    喜欢:1    语言:英语

There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He's very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

Catch of a lifetime(一生的收获) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:1330    喜欢:2    语言:英语

He was 11 and went fishing every chance he got from the dock at his family's cabin on an island in the middle of a New Hampshire lake. On the day before the bass season opened, he and his father were fishing early in the evening, catching sunfish and perch with worms. Then he tied on a small silver lure and practiced casting. The lure struck the water and caused colored ripples in the sunset,then silver ripples as the moon rose over the lake.

A carpenter's story(木匠的故事) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:1142    喜欢:0    语言:英语

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurel life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week ,but he needed to retire. They could get by. The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor.

Salty Coffee(咸咖啡) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:1060    喜欢:0    语言:英语

He met her at a party. She was outstanding; many guys were after her, but nobody paid any attention to him. After the party, he invited her for coffee. She was surprised. So as not to appear rude, she went along. As they sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything and she felt uncomfortable.

May I sit here?(我可以坐这里吗) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:1390    喜欢:37    语言:英语

I look at spiders and butter-flies. I watch caterpillars and moths. Sometimes I think I'm the only one who notices these things. But if it hadn't been for a crowded cafeteria, I wouldn't Have ever noticed Valeri. After all, I wasn't looking for new friends. Valeri was a new student. She walked to class with her books huddled against her chest and her head down. He talked only when the teacher asked her a question.

A fib(小小的谎言) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:1066    喜欢:0    语言:英语

I was six years old and my sister, Sally Kay, was a submissive three.For some reason, I thought we needed to earn some money. I decided we should “hire out” as maids. We visited the neighbors, offering to clean houses for them for a quarter cents. Reasonable as our offer was, there were no takers. But one neighbor telephoned Mother to let her know what Mary Alice and Sally Kay were doing.

A gift of love(爱的礼物) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:2146    喜欢:2    语言:英语

Can I see my baby? the happy new mother asked. When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped. The doctor turned quickly and looked out the tall hospital window. The baby had been born without ears. Time proved that the baby's hearing was perfect. It was only his appearance that was marred. When he rushed home from school one day and flung himself into his mother's arms, she sighed, knowing that his life was to be a succession of heartbreaks.

Not a simple dress(不凡的连衣裙) 立即阅读

作者:未知    阅读:970    喜欢:61    语言:英语

“Do you like my dress?"she asked of a passing stranger." My mommy made it just for me.She said with a tear in her eyes. Well,I think it's very pretty,so tell me little one,why are you crying? With a quiver in her voice the little girl answered."After Mommy made me this dress,she had to go away." Well,now,said the lady,"with a little girl like you waiting for her,I'm sure she'll be right back."