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  • 趣味英语故事:A“Clever” Traveller“聪明”的游客

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    An English traveller spent a few weeks in Sweden. When he was about to return home he found that he had only enough money left to get a ticket to England. Thinking the matter over, he decided that as it was only a two days' voyage he could get home without eating anything. So he bought a ticket with that little money he had and went on the ship board(上船).
    He closed his ears to the sound of the lunch bell, and when dinner time came, he refused to go down to the place where people had their dinner, saying that he did not feel well.
    The following day he did not get up until breakfast was over, pretending(假装) that he had overslept(睡过去) himself. At lunch time, too, he kept out of the way. By the time of dinner, however, he became so hungry that he could even have eaten paper.
    "I cant stand(忍受) this any longer." he said to himself.“ I must have something to eat. At the dinner table he ate eveiything put in front of him. When he was quite full. he felt stronger and at once went to see the waiter.
    Bring me the bill(账单)” he said to the waiter.
    “ The bill!” said the waiter in surprise.
    Yes. answered the traveller. There isn't any bill here, said the waiter. "On this ship meals are already included(包含) in the ticket.”

    浙江·杭州
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