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  • Mr. Dawson was an old grouch1, and everyone in town knew it. Kids knew not to go into his yard to pick a delicious apple, even off the ground, because old Dawson, they said, would come after you with his ball bullet2 gun.


    One Friday, 12-year-old Janet was going to stay all night with her friend Amy. They had to walk by Dawson’s house on the way to Amy’s house, but as they got close Janet saw him sitting on his front porchand suggested they cross over to the other side of the street. Like most of the children, she was scared of the old man because of the stories she’d heard about him.


    Amy said not to worry, Mr. Dawson wouldn’t hurt anyone. Still, Janet was growing more nervous with each step closer to the old man’s house. When they got close enough, Dawson looked up with his usualfrown, but when he saw it was Amy, a broad smile changed his entire face as he said, “Hello Miss Amy. I see you’ve got a little friend with you today.”


    Amy smiled back and told him Janet was staying overnight3 and they were going to listen to music and play games. Dawson told them that sounded fun, and offered them each a fresh picked apple off his tree. They gladly accepted. Dawson had the best apples in town.


    When they got out of Dawson?on earshot, Janet asked Amy, “Everyone says he’s the meanest man in town. How come was he so nice to us?”


    Amy explained that when she first started walking past his house he wasn’t very friendly and she was afraid of him, but she pretended he was wearing an invisible4 smile and so she always smiled back at him. It took a while, but one day he half-smiled back at her.


    After some more time, he started smiling real smiles and then started talking to her. Just a“hello”at first, then more. She said he always offers her an apple now, and is always very kind.


    “An invisible smile?”questioned Janet.


    “Yes,”answered Amy, “my grandma told me that if I pretended I wasn’t afraid and pretended he was smiling an invisible smile at me and I smiled back at him, that sooner or later he would really smile. Grandma says smiles are contagious5.”


    If we remember what Amy’s grandma said, that everyone wears an invisible smile, we too will find that most people can’t resist our smile after a while.


    We’re always on the go trying to accomplish so much, aren’s we? Getting groceries, cleaning the house, mowing6 the lawn7 - there’s always something. It’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life that we forget how simple it can be to bring cheer to ourselves and others. Giving a smile away takes so little effort and time, let’s make sure that we’ve not the one that others have to pretend is wearing an invisible smile.


     5级    双语 
     单词标签: grouch  bullet  overnight  invisible  contagious  mowing  lawn 


    1 grouch [graʊtʃ] fQ0z8   第12级
    • He's always having a grouch about something. 他总是发脾气抱怨这个抱怨那个。
    • One of the biggest grouches is the new system of payment. 人们抱怨最多的一点就是这种新的支付方式。
    2 bullet [ˈbʊlɪt] GSUyA   第5级
    • The bullet wound in his shoulder was opened up for treatment. 切开他肩上的枪伤进行治疗。
    • The bullet missed me by a hair's s breadth. 那颗子弹差一点就打中了我。
    3 overnight [ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt] uKmxv   第5级
    ad.前一天晚上,一夜间 a.前一天晚上的
    • She stayed overnight in the hotel. 她在旅馆过了一夜。
    • Our success is not won overnight. 我们的成功不是一夜之间得来的。
    4 invisible [ɪnˈvɪzəbl] L4Dx0   第5级
    • The air is full of millions of invisible germs. 空气中充满了许多看不见的细菌。
    • Many stars are invisible without a telescope. 许多星辰不用望远镜便看不见。
    5 contagious [kənˈteɪdʒəs] TZ0yl   第8级
    • It's a highly contagious infection. 这种病极易传染。
    • He's got a contagious laugh. 他的笑富有感染力。
    6 mowing ['məʊɪŋ] 2624de577751cbaf6c6d7c6a554512ef   第9级
    n.割草,一次收割量,牧草地v.刈,割( mow的现在分词 )
    • The lawn needs mowing. 这草坪的草该割了。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
    • "Do you use it for mowing?" “你是用它割草么?” 来自汉英文学 - 中国现代小说
    7 lawn [lɔ:n] u9Bz4   第5级
    • The lawn was crawling with ants. 草坪上爬满了蚂蚁。
    • They are lying on a grassy lawn. 他们躺在绿草如茵的草坪上。

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