A musician rented（租）a two-storey house in the centre of London. He used to get back to his room very late at night and sometimes in the early hours of the morning. He would be so tired when he got back that he would sit on the edge of his bed, take off his shoes and throw them on the floor and say, "Thank goodness, another day is over. He would then get into bed and fall fast asleep.
But the poor owner who lived under the musician was woken up each night, or early in the morning, by the two thuds（评的一声）that the two shoes made as thuds landed on his ceiling. Finally, he could not stand it any more and went to complain （抱怨） to the musician.
Naturally the musician was very upset（心烦意乱） and promised that, in future, after taking off his shoes, he would put them down as quietly as possible.
The next day, he got back from his club at about one o'clock in the morning, went up to his room, sat on the edge of his bed, took off one shoe and threw it on the floor. He was just about to do the same with the other when he suddenly remembered the promise he had made the day before. So with great care he put the second shoe down silently. Then he got into bed and fell fast asleep. Two hours later, he was woken up by a hard knocking on his door It was the old owner.
Please, please, please，” he pleaded（恳求），“ drop the other shoe. I have been waiting for two hours for you to drop it. As soon as you do I can go to sleep.