Nest and Hair
My sister， a primary school teacher， was informed by one of her pupils that a bird had built its nest in the tree outside the classroom。
"What kind of bird?" my sister asked。
"I didn't see the bird， ma' am， only the nest，" replied the child。
"Then， can you give us a description of the nest?" my sister encouraged her 。
"Well， ma'am， it just resembles your hair。 "
1 inform v。告诉
2 nest n。窝;巢
3 description n。描述
4 encourage v。鼓励
5 resemble v。 相似;类似
Julie was saying her bedtime prayers。 "Please God，" she said， "make Naples the capital of Italy。 Make Naples the capital of Italy。"
Her mother interrupted and said。 "Julie， why do you want God to make Naples the capital of Italy?"
And Julie replied， "Because that's what I put in my geography exam!"
Two pals are sitting in a pub watching the eleven-'clock news。A reporter es on about a man threatening to jump from the 20th floor of a downtown building。One friend turns to the other and says，'I'll bet you ten bucks the guy doesn't jump。'
'It's a bet，' agrees his buddy。
A few minutes later， the man on the ledge jumps，so the loser hands his pal a $10 bill。'I can't take your money，'his friend admits。'I saw him jump earlier on the six-o'clock news。'
'Me，too，'says the other buddy。'But I didn't think he'd do it again。
She kindled a third match。 Again shot up the flame; and now she was sitting under a most beautiful Christmas tree ，far larger， and far more prettily decked out， than the one she had seen last Christmas eve through the glass doors of the rich merchant's house。 Hundreds of wax-tapers lighted up the green branches， and tiny painted figures， such as she had seen in the shop-windows， looked down from the tree upon her。 The child stretched out her hands towards them in delight， and in that moment the lights of the match warm quenched; still， however， the Christmas candles burned higher and higher， she beheld them beaming like stars in heaven; one of them fell， the lights streaming behind it like a long， fiery tail。
“Now some one is dying，” said the little girl， softly， for she had been told by her old grandmother， the only person who had ever been kind to her， and who was now dead that whenever a star falls an immortal spirit returns to the God who gave it。
She struck yet another match against the wall; it flamed up， and surrounded by its light， appeared before her that same dear grandmother， gentle and loving as always， but bright and happy as she had never looked during her lifetime。
Not long after an old Chinese woman came back to China from her visit to her daughter in the States， she went to a city bank to deposit the US dollars her daughter gave her。 At the bank counter， the clerk checked each note carefully to see if the money was real。 It made the old lady out of patience。
At last she could not hold any more， uttering。 "Trust me， Sir， and trust the money。 They are real US dollars。 They are directly from America。"