On the way home, Mathilde found that the necklace was gone. She was frightened to death because it was too expensive for her. She and her husband hurriedly returned and looked wherever she had been that night, but couldn't find it at all.
What would they do? They had to buy a diamond necklace exactly like the one she borrowed from Jeanne and returned it to her. It cost them 36,000 francs.
In order to pay off the debts, they suffered hunger and cold day and night. Ten years of hard work made young Mathilde so old that Jeanne could hardly recognize her when they happened to meet one day in a park. It was then that Mathilde found out the truth: the necklace she had borrowed from Jeanne was not a real diamond necklace. It was made of glaand cost only 500 francs at most!
I was walking along the street when a stranger stopped me and asked me the way to a new restaurant. I answered and told him the route and direction carefully. As soon as I finished, the stranger thanked me and started off. To my surprise, he went in wrong direction. Then I stopped him at once and told him what wrong he had made. Unexpectedly, he smiled and told me the truth that he didn't really want to ask the way, but, instead, he was just trying to know whether everyone knew exactly where the new restaurant was, for he was the new owner of the restaurant. Then I knew who he was and what he wanted to do.
An Instructive Day
Today is March 12, our national Tree Planting Day. Our Claobserved the day by planting trees.
In high spirits we talked and smiled all the way. As soon as we got to a piece of wasteland far from the school, we began to work. Some were engaged in digging holes; some were busying themselves in covering the roots of the young trees with earth and watering the trees one by one. We worked so hard that soon each of us was wet in sweat.
On the way home we kept on singing up, because we've done a good thing to make our homeland green.
One day three men got a bottle of wine. But the wine was not enough for the three and each of them wanted to drink the wine alone. Then they all agreed that they each would draw a snake on the ground and the one who first finished drawing would be given the wine. So they began to draw on the ground with sticks.
It was not long before one of the three finished drawing his snake. He took up the bottle of wine with pride. He was about to drink when he found the other two were still busy with their drawings. “How slow you are!” said he, “I can even add feet to my snake before you finish yours.”
He put down the bottle and began to add feet to his snake. But before he inished, another man took hold of the bettle and said,“I've finished. Snakes have no feet, so yours is not a snake.”With these words he drank up the wine.
Ladies and gentlemen, I want to say something about trees. As we know now trees are very important to human beings. First of all, they benefit our health. They send out oxygen for us to breathe. We can't live without trees.Secondly, trees can beautify our environment.