Mr. Jones . . . . . . to his feet . . . . . . his hat on, and . . . . . . out into the night. He . . . . . . a deep breath or two and . . . . . . a small stone jumping across the sidewalk off the toe of his polished boot. He . . . . . . feeling better now that he . . . . . . up his mind. Clearly this . . . . . . the thing to . . . . . .
It . . . . . . late-how late he . . . . . . no idea. His foot steps . . . . . . a hollow sound in the dark street. He . . . . . . unable to . . . . . . an inch in front of him. " . . . . . . anyone . . . . . . up?" he . . . . . . to himself. Then, looking hard at the delicately lighted face of his watch, "But certainly. It . . . . . . only a little after 12. I . . . . . . even . . . . . . in time for a word with James as well as his sons. It . . . . . . possible, at least."
Turning into a side road he . . . . . . to a stop at the third door on the left. He out his hand, feeling for the bell. There . . . . . . quick steps and he . . . . . . out the sound of a woman's voice. Then James's daughter . . . . . . there!
She . . . . . . him in and . . . . . . him a little kiss as he . . . . . . his hand on her arm. She . . . . . . like James. She . . . . . . nothing and . . . . . . no need of words. She . . . . . . a comfort to him. He . . . . . . that her face . . . . . . serious but not sad.
". . . . . . your father by himself?" he . . . . .
"No. John. . . . . . an hour earlier but he . . . . . . . still here. The two sailors . . . . . . with them. William . . . . . . a note. He . . . . . . not . . . . . . till tomorrow. Some sudden business . . . . . . him. It . . . . . . strange not to . . . . . . him here."
It seems strange ________ us now that the men ________the Old Stone Age were able to go ________ foot ________ Europe ________ Africa, and that ________ place ________ the Straits ________ Gibraltar, there was a land-bridge ________ the two. And they were able ________ go ________ Europe ________ Britain because Britain was joined ________ Europe, and the Thames and the Trent and the Seine all went ________ the. Rhine. South Africa was joined ________ India. America was joined ________ land ________ Asia ________ the one hand and ________ Scotland ________ way ________ Greenland ________ the other. Then ________ great natural changes, Europe became separate ________ Africa. and Britain ________ Europe.
Probably ________ ten thousand years _________ the birth ________ Christ most men had got ________ the stage ________ development named the New Stone Age, and were moving slowly forward ________ a new level ________ existence. They were now expert ________ all the most necessary arts: training animals as servants ________ man; farming; making thread ________ plants and cloth ________ thread; forming pots and cooking vessels. But they were still ________ metals and ________ writing.
________ the museums we may see and take ________ our hands the very things which were used ________ the earliest men. They are, ________ fact, our oldest histories. ________ them we have the most interesting story ________ the development ________ early man, ________ the first attempt ________ cracking a stone ________ the polishing and forming ________ it ________ a very good instrument . fighting or other purposes.
________ thousands ________ years men made other great discoveries. When they were looking ________ stones they somehow came one day ________ a bit ________ bright hard substance, the metal copper. ________time they became expert ________hammering and polishing this substance and made use ________ it _________ ornament. But they saw that copper was not hard enough to make strong fighting instruments and other such things ________ a time they came ________ another metal, tin. Then, later still, ________ getting copper and tin mixed, they were able to make a very hard metal named bronze. This great discovery made possible the use ________ strong bronze instruments ________ place ________ stone ones, and because bronze was better ________ cutting stone and wood, men were now ________ a position to put ________ better buildings. The Great Pyramids ________ Egypt, put ________ the dead, were made ________the help ________ bronze instruments.
1. Big-hearted Cabdriver Left Holding the Baby (headline for one of the articles).KEY : 1.
2. Instead there came a telegram but it came too late: "Cannot come to see Barbara today but will come soon" . . . Mrs. Triano like; wise had a heart as wide as all outdoors. "Let's not do anything until the weekend," she said. . . . Dominick gave her a piece of his mind.
3. It may be quite a. while before, as the song puts it, the lights come on again all over the earth, but there were many signs yesterday that this town will be much brighter before very long. . . . Lighting experts, who have been hammering the Office of Civilian Defense as the cause of the screwball rules, made a point yesterday that the Pacific Coast dimout had been given the brush-off. The Atlantic seaboard, they said, might well do the same.
4. A German woman taken to Governors Island for questioning said that the war was forced on Germany but Germany would rule the world. The manager of one F.B.I. branch said that she had a strong belief that the Nazi kind of government was the best. She was a "second cousin" of Rudolf Hess.
1. Truly you are glad to see me go.KEY. The sentences go out of Basic at the following points. Why, and what sort of necessary revision is available, you will be able to judge either now or by the end of this chapter. (1) glad; (2) too, should; (3) wish; (4) although, always; (5) can, brotherhood, look (v); (6) must, liking; (7) hold, until, return; (8) always, each; (9) often, easy; (10) sure, dangerous; (11) rest (v), peacefully; (12) feel, respectable; (13) left (v), along, until; (14) else, feebleness; (15) valuable; (i6) misguided; (17) soon, pure, left; (18) many, hidden; (19) bat; (20) darkness, sight; (21) judgment, concerning; (22) uneasy, likewise; (23) stopped (v), sure; (24); laughed (v), midst; (25) own. We shall have more to say in the next chapter about the foreign learner-the usual beginner in a language, that is, who would like his task simplified as much as possible and will give only the time he must to acquiring a second language that is useful, if not essential, in his work. But our first concern is to complete the technique of simplification for an English-speaking person, the second part of our initial task as set forth on page 15. As we pursue the detail of Basic sentence structure it is well to bear this in mind. Since, as Mr. Ogden reminds us, nearly a quarter of the human race already knows some English, those who can use it fairly fluently need not trouble to learn the grammatical rules which will at first limit the idiom of the foreigner. They know how to handle English. Provided they keep approximately to the vocabulary of Basic they will be largely understood.
2. It's too bad that this should be so.
3. You wish to have a fight with me, Seņor?
4. . . .although their desire has always been to do this in the Latin-American way.
5. He can become very hard and very angry when damage is done to his hopes of brotherhood-and then look out!
6. I must say this, Seņora, that I've no liking for any white person but Don OK.
7. We Indians will hold it in our memory until the end of time that in return they gave us death.
8. Always when you send telegrams by air you say please. Each "please" has a cost of almost 30 cents.
9. As your great and good father often said, it is easy to be happy.
10. You may be sure that this man is still angry and dangerous.
11. May you rest most peacefully.
12. As I am clothed now I would feel shame to be seen by our most respectable friends.
13. This man left Guagui and went quickly along the edge of the water until he came to Peru.
14. . . . or else this feebleness will certainly overcome you.
15. He has taken a chance on this valuable material.
16. No man is ever so misguided by another as by himself.
17. There will soon be no pure white blood left.
18. I'm one among many Indians with no knowledge where this gold is hidden.
19. He was like a bat in the night. -
20. There are strange beings in the darkness, out of sight.
21. What is your judgment concerning this danger?
22. Do not be uneasy. You have - likewise had your doubts.
23. The rain has stopped now, to be sure.
24. That was why he laughed. In our midst we see it every day.
25. Truly, I'm happy that my own hands are clean.
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