1. Jim’s Stomachache
Jim went to the doctor this morning. He likes apples very much and yesterday he ate too many green ones, so this morning he had a stomachache. When he came to breakfast he was crying. "Whats the matter, Jim?" His mother said. "Why are you crying?" "My stomach hurts, mother," he answered. "You ate too many apples yesterday," she said, "and they were green. Go to Dr. Jones and he will give you some medicine." "Yes Mother. I dont want any breakfast now."
Jim got to Dr. Jones" office at 9:30, but there were four other people in the doctors waiting room, so Jim didnt see the doctor until about 10 oclock. "Whats the matter with you, young man?" said Dr. Jones. "I have a stomach-ache," said Jim. "Have you eaten any green apples?" asked the doctor. "Yes, I ate a lot yesterday," Jim said, and smiled. The doctor smiled too. He wrote on a piece of paper and said, "take this to a chemist, and he will give you some medicine." Jim thanked the doctor, went to a chemist and bought the medicine. His stomachache was soon better.
2. Will Daddy Be Home?
Becky was six years old. On Christmas Eve she helped her mother hanging a stocking marked "Daddy? Becky asked her mom, "Will Daddy be home before Santa comes?" Beckys mom said, "I certainly hope so." Then Becky wanted her mother to put some cookies out for Santa. Mom said it was a great idea. Then Becky went to bed to sleep.
Becky woke up early next morning. She went to wake up her parents and said, "Can we see if Santa came, Daddy? Can we, Mommy?" By now Beckys parents were not only awake but also as excited as she was.
As they got down the stairs Becky and her parents were pleased to see that there were lots of presents under the tree for them. Becky noticed that the sugar cookies for Santa were gone and there was a note next to a present that said, "Give these to your Daddy. He was home and in bed by the time I got here." Becky grabbed her Daddy by the leg and said, "Thank you daddy. I knew youd make it home in time."
be pleased to（do）高兴，乐意