title

Custom Search

 

[ Correct English | Common Errors | Words Differentiation | Sample Letters | Glossary of Correct Usage | Common Sentences | Q & A ]

[ English Compositions | Movie Reviews | High School Vocab | Advertisements ]

Sponsored Links

<<Prev

High  School  English  essays

Next>>

   
TOEFL Vocabulary
English Conversation
English Grammar
American Idioms
English Comprehension
English Summary
English News
Business Idioms
 
Exploit
 
Siew looked at the lady in gratitude. Finally, someone was going to help her obtain medical help for her father. she may only be ten years old, but Siew understood how much money $40,000 was. It was way beyond her ability to ever earn such a large amount of money. No matter how many cardboard pieces she picked up to sell to the rag-and-bone man, she would never earn even a quarter of that amount. Her beloved father lay on the rough bedding of old newspapers and other 'castaways' salvaged from the rubbish dumps. His fever was raging as high as ever, with the infection slowly but surely spreading in his body.

The woman smiled at the little girl. What a Siewt little thing, she thought. It was really such a waste, sending her on such a dangerous mission. But she had no choice. Someone had to plant the bomb, and sacrifices in the course of the revolution were inevitable. The lady clasped Siew's hands in her well-manicured ones and solemnly agreed to get her father the best treatment possible if she succeeded in delivering the package safely. Siew was only too happy to agree.

The next morning, Siew was handed a large parcel. Her job was to place it by the first table in the popular restaurant downtown. After that, the lady promised that she would send her father to the best hospital where he would be treated for his infection. Siew skipped almost gaily to the destination. She thought about her kind father who had struggled to bring her up in a manner that was dignified and proper. He never let her beg or do so himself. All that they earned came from hard work. Tears collected in her eyes as she thought of how much she loved him. With renewed determination, she trudged quickly to the restaurant.

Her presence in the restaurant was not noticed by anyone. After all, she was too small to catch the attention of the busy waiters. She left the parcel and then ran quickly back to the shelter where her father was. Siew was so excited that she had managed to earn the money to save her father. She would tell him proudly when he awoke that she did not beg for it. Sitting by her father as he groaned in his semi-conscious state, she waited patiently.

Night came and then morning approached, but still the lady did not show up. Siew went outside to see if she was coming. She tried to tell herself that perhaps the lady could not remember where the shelter was. But it was of no use. She had to face what she had refused to acknowledge. It was obvious that the lady had never intended to keep her promise. Finally, Siew's forced optimism crumbled and she sat down on the gutter outside the shelter, her sobs mixing with her father's groans to form sad music in the still of the night.

     
salvaged   picked up
     
gaily   happily
     
gutter   drain
 
 

 

451    452    453    454    455    456    457    458    459    460    461    462    463    464    465    466    467    468    469    470    471    472    473    474    475    476    477    478    479    480    481    482    483    484    485    486    487    488    489    490    491    492    493    494    495    496    497    498    499    500    501    502    503    504    505    506    507    508    509    510    511    512    513    514    515    516    517    518    519    520    521    522    523    524    525    526    527    528    529    530    531    532    533    534    535    536    537    538    539    540    541    542    543    544    545    546    547    548    549    550    551    552    553    554    555    556    557    558    559    560    561    562    563    564    565    566    567    568    569    570    571    572    573    574    575    576    577    578    579    580    581    582    583    584    585    586    587    588    589    590    591    592    593    594    595    596    597    598    599    600    601    602    603    604    605    606    607    608    609    610    611    612    613    614    615    616    617    618    619    620    621    622    623    624    625    626    627    628    629    630    631    632    633    634    635    636    637    638    639    640    641    642    643    644    645    646    647    648    649    650    651    652    653    654    655    656    657    658    659    660    661    662    663

High School English essays 1

 
Sponsored Links
 
 
American Slang
English Proverbs
English Exercises
Common English mistakes
Ancient Chinese stories
Junior English essays
High School English essays
Lower Secondary English essays