Lesson 48 Did you want to tell me something?
Dentists always ask questions when it is impossible for you to answer. My dentist had just pulled out one of my teeth and had told me to rest for a while. I tried to say something, but my mouth was full of cotton wool. He knew I collected match boxes and asked me whether my collection was growing. He then asked me how my brother was and whether I liked my new job in London. In answer to these questions I either nodded or made strange noises. Meanwhile, my tongue was busy searching out the hole where the tooth had been. I suddenly felt very worried, but could not say anything. When the dentist at last removed the cotton wool from my mouth, I was able to tell him that he had pulled out the wrong tooth.
1. for a while ，一会儿，片刻。
2. He then asked me how my brother was and whether I liked my new job in London.接着他问我的兄弟近来如何，问我是否喜欢伦敦的新工作。在这句话中，以how和whether引导的从句都是作动词asked的宾语。
3. In answer to these question, 作为对这些问题的答复。
4. Search out,搜寻。
5. The hole where the tooth had been, 刚拔掉的那颗牙的伤口。
【I’m sure I have seen you before.】