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  • On Monday morning Sergeant1 Foster2 went to Roger's office and asked some questions.And then he went to Albert's house and asked some more questions.Inspector3 Walsh sat4 in his office and telephoned.He made5 phone calls about Peter Hobbs and he made phone calls about Tom Briggs.And then he had6 some coffee and sandwiches.

    At three o'clock the two detectives7 drove9 to the Clarkson’s' house.

    'I would10 like to see everyone,'he told Roger.

    Everyone came11 into the sitting room and sat down.

    Inspector Walsh stood12 in front of the windows and looked at them,one by one.'I want to talk to you Someone13 killed15 Molly Clarkson.Someone put sleeping tablets16 in her hot milk and killed her Nobody17 wanted to tell me the true18 story,but now I know the true story and I'm going19 to tell you.'

    The two dogs came slowly20 into the room and sat down at Diane's feet.It was21 very quiet in the room.

    The Inspector looked at Albert.'Mr. King,your wife22 is very ill and needs a nurse.You told me this.You didn't tell me about your house.You're selling your house next month because you need the money.'

    Albert was angry.'Last year I asked Molly's husband24 for some money,and he said25 yes.But then he died26 in an accident.'

    'Accident!'Diane cried.'That was no accident.Mother killed Daddy because she wanted his money!

    'Let's talk about you now,Diane,'said Inspector Walsh.You visited your mother every month and you took28 money from her.Last month she gave29 you money for your television.This month she gave you money for your telephone.Every month you told your mother:“It was no accident;you killed Daddy.I'm going to tell the police.”Your mother was afraid of the police31 and so she gave you the money.But in the end she wanted to stop you.She told Dr8 Pratt.No more money,she told Dr Pratt on Thursday;and on Saturday she died.You took the hot milk to your mother-what did23 she tell you?'

    Diane began to cry.'I loved Daddy!He always gave money to me;he loved me.It was Mother-she didn't love Daddy and she didn't love me.Diane stopped.The dogs got32 up and went to the door.'It's true,I took a lot of money from Mother.On Saturday she told me—no more money.I wanted to kill14 her,but I didn't.'

    The dogs came back and sat down again at Diane's feet.Inspector Walsh looked at Roger.'Mr. Clarkson also needed money.'

    Roger's face went red.'Don't tell them!Please!'

    'Mr. Clarkson lost his job last month.He has no money.But he has an expensive house and an expensive car.He likes expensive things.'

    His sisters looked at him,but Roger put his hand over his eyes.'Don't talk to me!'

    'It doesn't matter now!'Diane said.'Mother is dead33 and we have a lot of money.You don't need a job.'

    Roger's face went red again.'Be quiet,Diane!'

    'Now,Inspector Walsh began again.'Peter Hobbs is a very angry young man.Mrs. Clarkson was not very nice to him.He got the sleeping tablets from the shop.But did he put the tablets in the hot milk?I think not.Tom Briggs wanted half the garden for his farm.He was in the kitchen that night.Did he put sleeping tablets in the hot milk?I think not.'

    Suddenly34 it began to rain.For a minute everyone watched it through the window.Jackie took a cigarette35 from her bag and began to smoke.

    'But someone wanted Peter Hobbs to come into the kitchen that night.She wanted everyone to see him,and listen to him,'Inspector Walsh said.

    'She…?I don't understand,'Roger began,and stopped.

    Inspector Walsh moved away from the window and sat down.'I'm going to tell you the true story now.Miss Clark-son,you wanted Peter Hobbs to come to the house that night.He was very angry with your mother because of that letter.He said:“I want to kill her.”And you wanted everyone to hear that. Why?'

    Jackie's face went white.It's not true!What about Diane?You found36 the empty bottle in her bag!'

    Diane stood up.'In my bag?Jackie!What are you talking about?' 'Be quiet,please,and sit down,'Inspector Walsh said.He looked at Jackie.'It's true:we found the bottle in Diane's bag.But how do you know that?We didn't tell you.'

    'You did…before…you told me before!'

    'No.We found the empty bottle in Diane's room.We told you that.You talked about Diane's bag;we didn't tell you.Sergeant foster wrote37 it all down.'Inspector Walsh looked carefully38 at Jackie.'A long time ago,you knew Tom Briggs.He was the gardener39 here and you loved him.But your mother didn't like him.'

    Jackie put her hands to her head.'No!No!'

    'We found your picture-an old one-in Mr. Briggs’ house.You were younger40 then,and your hair was long.Last year Tom Briggs came back,and you wanted him.He loved you,too,but he had no money.He wanted the garden for his farm,he wanted money,he wanted you.But your mother said no.In the end,you wanted to kill your mother…and you did kill her.Your mother went downstairs41 to see the dogs and you put the sleeping tablets in her hot milk.Later,you put the empty bottle in Diane's bag.

    Jackie stood up.Her eyes were dark42 and afraid.'You don't understand!she cried.'Mother gave me nothing…all those years.I wanted to be happy…to be with Tom.That's all.I love Tom,and he loves me.But Mother said no.Always no.'Then she began to cry.Nobody looked at her.

    Jackie left the house in a police car.Inspector Walsh watched and then walked slowly to his car.He felt tired and hungry.He stopped and looked back at the house.

    'Well,'he said to Sergeant Foster,'in the end,they go the money:Albert,Roger,Diane.They're all rich now.But are they going to be happy?' He got into the car.'Let's go,'he said.'I'm hungry;need a sandwich.'



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    1 sergeant [ˈsɑ:dʒənt] REQzz   第8级
    n.警官,中士
    参考例句:
    • His elder brother is a sergeant. 他哥哥是个警官。
    • How many stripes are there on the sleeve of a sergeant? 陆军中士的袖子上有多少条纹?
    2 foster [ˈfɒstə(r)] dfwzy   第6级
    vt.收养,培养,促进;adj.收养的,收养孩子的
    参考例句:
    • Nowadays young couple sometimes foster. 现今年轻夫妇有时领养别人的孩子。
    • The captain did his best to foster a sense of unity among the new recruits. 队长尽力培养新成员之间的团结精神。
    3 inspector [ɪnˈspektə(r)] q6kxH   第7级
    n.检查员,监察员,视察员
    参考例句:
    • The inspector was interested in everything pertaining to the school. 视察员对有关学校的一切都感兴趣。
    • The inspector was shining a flashlight onto the tickets. 查票员打着手电筒查看车票。
    4 sat [sæt] fYCxN   第2级
    v.(sit的过去式,过去分词)坐
    参考例句:
    • He sat on a chair. 他坐在椅子上。
    • The mother sat by the sick child all night long. 妈妈整夜守在生病的孩子身旁。
    5 made [meɪd] hAgx2   第2级
    v.make的过去式和过去分词
    参考例句:
    • They were not made in china. 它们不是中国制造的。
    • The monkey made a long arm for the peach. 猴子伸臂去摘桃子。
    6 had [həd] FeBxb   第2级
    vbl.have的过去式和过去分词;conj.有
    参考例句:
    • I just had a good idea! 我有个好主意!
    • The boy has a small branch of tree in his hand. 这个男孩手上拿一条小树枝。
    7 detectives [dɪ'tektɪvz] d2cc26fdcab9363d0b7a15bbe2fe4ab5   第3级
    n.侦探( detective的名词复数 )
    参考例句:
    • plain-clothes detectives from the vice squad 取缔性或毒品犯罪行动队的便衣侦探
    • Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that she was abducted. 侦探尚未排除她被绑架的可能性。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    8 Dr ['dɔktə] euozHa   第4级
    n.医生,大夫;博士(缩)(= Doctor)
    参考例句:
    • Dr.Williams instructs us in botany. 威廉博士教我们植物学。
    • The ward of the hospital is in the charge of Dr.Green. 医院的这间病房由格林医生负责。
    9 drove [drəʊv] brAxi   第4级
    vbl.驾驶,drive的过去式;n.畜群
    参考例句:
    • He drove at a speed of sixty miles per hour. 他以每小时60英里的速度开车。
    • They drove foreign goods out of the market. 他们把外国货驱逐出市场。
    10 would [wʊd] 8fPwB   第2级
    aux.will的过去式;愿,要;常常;大概;将要,会
    参考例句:
    • Why would you say that? 为什么你会这么说?
    • Would you please help me? 你能帮帮我吗?
    11 came [keɪm] xTYyl   第2级
    v.动词come的过去式
    参考例句:
    • I was surprised why he came here so early. 他为什么那么早到这里,我很惊奇。
    • The doctor came in time to save his life. 医生及时来抢救他的生命。
    12 stood [stʊd] AuEwX   第2级
    vbl.stand的过去式和过去分词
    参考例句:
    • She stood up when they came in. 当他们进来时,她站了起来。
    • The child stood by the side of his mother. 孩子站在母亲身边。
    13 someone [ˈsʌmwʌn] Cwvw3   第2级
    pron.某人,有人
    参考例句:
    • I can hear someone knocking. 我听到有人敲门。
    • Someone wants to see her. 有人找她。
    14 kill [kɪl] B2uxy   第2级
    vt.杀死,弄死;扼杀,毁掉;使终止;消磨;vi.杀死;被弄死杀,杀伤;猎获物
    参考例句:
    • Many ants kill the horse. 蚁多可杀马。
    • She wants to kill me. 她想杀了我。
    15 killed [kɪld] spCziP   第2级
    adj.被杀死的,断开的v.杀死( kill的过去式和过去分词 );使停止[结束,失败];破坏,减弱,抵消;使痛苦,使受折磨
    参考例句:
    • The family was killed in an air raid. 这家人在一次空袭中遇难。
    • Two soldiers were killed in a terrorist ambush. 两名士兵遭到恐怖分子伏击而死亡。
    16 tablets [ˈtæblits] c6411ee33ebd1dbd0d0f8c8487de472b   第5级
    n.药片( tablet的名词复数 );(木、竹)简;碑;一块肥皂
    参考例句:
    • The tablets may make you feel drowsy. 这药片可能会使你昏昏欲睡。
    • Take two tablets with water before meals. 每次两片,饭前用水冲服。
    17 nobody [ˈnəʊbədi] TGcxW   第2级
    pron.无人,没有任何人
    参考例句:
    • Nobody is in the house. 没有人在房子里。
    • Nobody knows where she lives. 没有人知道她住哪里。
    18 true [tru:] nm2wH   第2级
    a.真实,不假的;忠实,可靠的;正确无误的
    参考例句:
    • He who doesn't reach the Great Wall is not a true man. 不到长城非好汉。
    • I will come and see if it is true. 我要来了解一下,是否真有其事。
    19 going [ˈgəʊɪŋ] dsHzY9   第2级
    n.去,离去,地面(或道路)的状况,工作情况;(复数形式)goings: 行为;adj.进行中的,流行的,现存的
    参考例句:
    • We're going to listen to a report this afternoon. 今天下午我们要去听报告。
    • He hates leaving the office and going on holiday. 他不愿离开办公室去度假。
    20 slowly [ˈsləʊli] Qx4wE   第2级
    adv.慢地,缓慢地
    参考例句:
    • Speak more slowly, please. 请说慢一点。
    • Do it slowly and carefully. 要慢慢仔细地做。
    21 was [wɒz] bglwv   第2级
    v.(is,am的过去式)是,在
    参考例句:
    • He said he was right. 他说他是正确的。
    • He was cold and hungry. 他又冷又饿。
    22 wife [waɪf] IgdwQ   第2级
    n.妻子,太太,老婆
    参考例句:
    • She is my wife. 她是我妻子。
    • He is a tall man but his wife is short. 他是个子很高的男人,但他妻子很矮。
    23 did [dɪd] SvwxP   第2级
    v.动词do的过去式
    参考例句:
    • How many goals did you score in the last game? 上一场比赛你们进了几个球?
    • Why did you choose basketball in the first place? 你为何首先选择篮球呢?
    24 husband [ˈhʌzbənd] LbBxv   第2级
    n.丈夫
    参考例句:
    • My husband just lost his job. 我老公刚刚失业了。
    • I visited my daughter and her husband. 我去看望我的女儿和女婿。
    25 said [sed] IYtxh   第2级
    v.动词say的过去式、过去分词
    参考例句:
    • He said to me that he could not come. 他对我说他不能来。
    • He said to his mother that he would do it by himself. 他对他的母亲说他将自己独立做那件事。
    26 died [daid] 58e059bce7f67d5fa2bd7c3d5097a174   第2级
    vbl.死亡,消逝v.死亡,枯萎( die的过去式和过去分词 );死时处于(某种状态)或具有(某种身份)adj.死亡的,消逝的
    参考例句:
    • He was banished to Australia, where he died five years later. 他被流放到澳大利亚,五年后在那里去世。
    • He was utterly bereft when his wife died. 他的妻子去世时,他十分凄凉。
    27 accident [ˈæksɪdənt] eJByw   第2级
    n.事故,意外的事
    参考例句:
    • He had a traffic accident. 他出了交通事故。
    • An accident happened yesterday. 昨天发生了一起事故。
    28 took [tʊk] indwq   第2级
    vt.带,载(take的过去式)
    参考例句:
    • I took my dog for a walk along the river. 我带着狗沿那条河散步。
    • It took me about two hours to cook the meat. 我花了大约两个小时来煮这些肉。
    29 gave [geɪv] YgSxz   第2级
    vbl.(give的过去式)给予,产生,发表
    参考例句:
    • He asked for money and I gave him some. 他要钱,我给了他一些。
    • I gave you a map so you wouldn't get lost. 我给你一张地图,这样你就不会迷路了。
    30 television [ˈtelɪvɪʒn] HpRwo   第2级
    n.电视(机) [=TV]
    参考例句:
    • Do you often watch television? 你经常看电视吗?
    • Please turn off the television. 请把电视关上。
    31 police [pəˈli:s] rOKxD   第2级
    n.警察,警察当局,治安,公安;vt.维持治安,警备,管辖
    参考例句:
    • They sent him over to the police. 他们将他遣送警察局。
    • It took the police only several days to break the case. 警察只用了几天就破案了。
    32 got [gɒt] wfuxi   第2级
    v.(get的过去式)得到,猜到,明白
    参考例句:
    • I just got some bad news. 我刚得到一些坏消息。
    • I have got far too much work to do. 我要做的事太多了。
    33 dead [ded] cyRxQ   第2级
    adj.死的;无生命的;死气沉沉的;adv.完全地
    参考例句:
    • Mary threw away the dead flowers. 玛丽把枯萎的花扔掉了。
    • He was dead asleep. 他完全睡着了。
    34 suddenly [ˈsʌdənli] ghGzMY   第2级
    adv.突然,忽然
    参考例句:
    • The weather changed suddenly. 天气陡变。
    • He suddenly cried out at the top of his voice. 他声嘶力竭地大叫。
    35 cigarette [ˌsɪgəˈret] 9VZyc   第3级
    n.香烟,纸烟,烟卷
    参考例句:
    • Help yourself to a cigarette. 请随便用香烟吧。
    • Please put that cigarette out. 请把烟灭掉。
    36 found [faʊnd] 8i5xD   第2级
    v.建立,创立,创办;vbl.(find的过去分词)找到
    参考例句:
    • I found him at home. 我发现他在家。
    • The United Nations was found in 1945. 联合国于1945年成立。
    37 wrote [rəʊt] pf8wI   第2级
    v.(write的过去式)写
    参考例句:
    • She wrote the music and he wrote the lyrics. 她作曲子,他写歌词。
    • He wrote back that he was too busy to join us. 他回信说他太忙不能参加我们的活动。
    38 carefully ['keəfəlɪ] FTDyE   第2级
    adv.仔细地;小心地
    参考例句:
    • If you watch carefully you will see how to do it. 如果你仔细观察,你就会看出如何做此事了。
    • Now listen carefully everybody. 请大家仔细地听。
    39 gardener ['ɡɑ:dnə(r)] 2hHxP   第3级
    n.园丁,花匠,园艺家
    参考例句:
    • After the old gardener died, the garden grew wild. 老园丁死后,花园就慢慢荒芜了。
    • I'll have the gardener plant some trees. 我要让园丁种些树。
    40 younger [ˈjʌŋgə(r)] xfnwQ   第2级
    adj.年轻的;n.年纪较小的人
    参考例句:
    • My younger brother hides behind the door. 我弟弟躲在门后。
    • She is older than me but my other sisters are younger. 她比我大,其余都是我妹妹。
    41 downstairs [ˌdaʊnˈsteəz] KsexT   第2级
    adj.楼下的;adv.在楼下;n.楼下
    参考例句:
    • He went downstairs to breakfast. 他下楼去吃早饭了。
    • I'll come downstairs in a minute. 我马上下楼。
    42 dark [dɑ:k] gOQzT   第2级
    adj.黑色的;暗的;黑暗的
    参考例句:
    • The night is too dark for us to see. 夜间太暗,我们看不见。
    • The sky was dark blue and clear when the moon came up. 月亮出来时,天空是深蓝色的,非常晴朗。

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