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L58 A spot of bother

发布者: 淡淡的才好 | 发布时间: 2010-9-29 21:39| 查看数: 855| 评论数: 2|



Lesson 58A spot of bother


  The old lady was glad to be back at the block of flats where she lived . Her shopping had tired her and her basket had grown heavier with every step of the way home.In the lift,her thoughts were on lunch and a good rest;but when she got out at her own floor,both were forgotten in her sudden discovery that her front door was open.She was thinking that she must reprimand her home help the next morning for such a monstrous piece of negligence ,but when she remembed that she had gone shopping after the home help had left and she knew that she had turned both keys into (in) their locks.She walked slowly into the hall and at once noticed that all the room doors were open,yet following her regular practice she had shut them before going out .Looking into the drawing room,she saw a scene of confusion over by her wrting desk.It was as clear as daylight then that burglars had forced an entry during her absence.Her first impulse was to go round all the rooms looking for the thieves,but then she decided that at her age it might be more prudent to have someone with her,so she went to fetch the porter from his abasement.By this time ,her legs were beginning to tremble,so she sat down and accepted a very strong cup of tea (a cup of very strong tea)while he telephoned the police.Then her composure regained ,she was ready to set off with the porter's assistance to search for any intruders who might still be lurking in her flat.(Sep.29th,2010 21.43PM)
They went through the rooms ,being careful to toutch nothing,as they did not want to hinder the police in their search for fingerprints.The chaos were in conceivable.She had lived in the flat for thirty years and was a veritable magpie at hoarding ; and as(X-O) it seemed as though everything she possessed had been tossed (out) and turnning(x) (turned) over and over.At least sorting out thethings she should have discarded years ago was now being made easier for her. Then a police inspector arrived with a constable and she told them her discovery of the ransacked flat.Then(X-O) The inspector began to look for the(X-O) fingerprints ,while the constable checked that the front door (locks) had not been forced ,thereby proving that the burglars had eother (either) used keleton (skeleton) keys or entered over the balchony (balcony).There was no trace of fingerprints,but the inspector found a red dirty(dirty red) bunble that contained jewellery which the old lady said was not hers.So their entry into this flat was apparently not the burglars' first job that day and they must have been disturbed.The inspector then asked the old lady to try to check what she was missing by the next day and advised her not to leave alone in the flat for a few nights.The old lady thought he was a fussy creature ,but since the porter agreed with him,she rang up her daughter and asked for her help in what she described as a little spot of bother.(Oct.2nd,2010 20.38PM)

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淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-9-29 21:42:07
Sep.29th,2010 21.43PM
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So nice could I finish the first para more quickly than before,congrat to myselfand work harder than ever.
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-2 20:52:02
Oct.2nd,2010 20.38PM
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The end of L58.
From these days' practice, I understand that the more Ipractise,the speedy I would recite.
Everything can be done,as long as we want to do.
I'll never stop my regular practice,come on ~
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