Jack 1 in a small town in England. He always stayed in England 2 his holidays, but last year he thought, “I've never been to 3 countries. All my friends go to Spain, 4 they like it very much, so this year I’m going there, too.” So he got on a 5 to Spain and 6 at the airport of the capital, Madrid, and stayed in a hotel for a few days. On the first morning he went 7 for a walk. In England people drive on the left, but in Spain they drive on the right. Jack forgot about this, and 8he was walking on a busy street, a bicycle knocked him down.
Jack 9 on the ground for a few minutes and then he sat up and said, “Where am I?”
Just then an old man selling maps went past him. When he heard Jack's words, he said to him 10, “Maps of the city, sir?”
Jennifer was sitting on the bench. After all she went through, it was just what she needed. ‘It's getting 1 she thought. ‘I should go home.’
She wanted to know her 2 would react(反应) when she 3 home after the three days she was missing.
It was really dark when she finally reached her front door. It seemed different to her. 4 took care of the outside garden for 5 days. She was surprised as her father usually worked hard to keep everything 6 and tidy. She couldn't understand what was going on.
She entered the7 . First, she went into the kitchen 8 she saw a note written by her father.9 said, ‘Dear Ellen, here is some coffee. I am searching out.’ Ellen was her mother, but where is she?
She went to her parents’ room. She found her there. Her 10 was lying on the bed, fast asleep. Her face looked so 11 , as if she wasn't asleep for days. Jennifer wanted to wake her up 12 she looked too tired. So Jennifer just fell asleep beside her.
When Jennifer 13 , something was different: She wasn't in her mother's room and she wasn't 14 the old clothes she ran away in. She was on her own bed.
It felt so good being back home. Suddenly she heard a voice ask, ‘Are you feeling better now, dear? You know you 15us all very, very afraid.
"It's over! Thank goodness!" school was 1 and I was tired. I 2 at the front of the school bus.
Janie, the driver, tries to 3 the uncomfortable atmosphere by striking the match of talks. I try to listen politely, but usually I am too busy thinking about my day. On this day, however, her talk was worth 4.
"My father's ill ," she said to no one in particular(特别地). I could see worry in her 5. I had never seen her like this before. She always meets students 6 a smile.
With a sudden change of interest, I asked, "what's wrong with him?"
With her eyes wet and her voice unusual, she answered, "Heart trouble." Her eyes lowered as she continued. "I've already 7 my mum, so I don't think I can stand losing him." I couldn't answer. My heart ached for her.
I sat on the 8 thinking of the great pain my own mother was thrown into when her father died. I saw how hard it was, and still is, for her. I wouldn't want to anyone to go through that.
Suddenly I realized Janie wasn't only a bus 9, that was just her job. She had a whole world of family and cares 10.
I suddenly 11 very selfish. I paid no attention to Janie because she was a bus driver. I had judged her by her job and brushed her off as unimportant.
I shouldn't have been so selfish and self-centered. 12 people is an art.