九. Raymond (1)
Everybody dreams of doing something important. As a boy Raymond dreamed of being a scientist, in fact, he is a postman now.
Raymond is an active young man. He lives by the saying(格言)“If you can't live the life you love, love the life you live”He greets everyone with a big smile and afriendly“Hi, how are you?”And he really wants to know! It's hard to feel unhappy when we hear him whistling(吹口哨) happily up and down the street.
每个人(everybody)都梦想(dream of)做些重要的事。雷蒙德小时候梦想成为一名科学家(scientist)，实际上(in fact)他现在是一名邮递员(postman)。
雷蒙德是个积极主动的(active)年轻人。他信奉的格言是“如果你不能过你热爱的生活，那就热爱你所过的生活。”带着灿烂的微笑(smile)，他向每一个人打招呼(greet)，还来一句友好的(friendly)问候，“嗨，你好吗？”而且他确实想知道！当我们听到他欢快地吹着口哨在街道(street)上来来往往(up and down)时，想不高兴都难(hard)。
九. Raymond (2)
Raymond looks good. His shirt and trousers always look very clean. After work, he likes going to the gym to take exercise.
Raymond is strict in his work. He cares about the people on this street everyday. Heknocks on Mrs. Jordan's door to ask for a drink of cool water. He's not really thirsty.Mrs. Jordan is old, and he just wants to make sure she's okay.
雷蒙德看起来(look)很不错。他的衬衫(shirt)和裤子(trousers)总是非常干净(very clean)。下班后，他喜欢去体育馆(gym)锻炼(take exercise)。
雷蒙德对自己的工作要求严格(strict)。他关心(care about)街道上的居民。每天他都会敲(knock on／at)乔丹夫人的门(door)去要一杯凉(cool)水。他不是真的口渴(thirsty)。乔丹夫人年纪大了，他只是想确认(make sure)乔丹夫人一切正常。
十. That's Why!
Jimmy started painting when he was three years old, and when he was five, he was already very good at it. He also got many prizes for his painting. He painted many beautiful and interesting pictures, and people paid a lot of money for them They said,“This boy's going to be famous when he's a little older, and then we’re going to sell these pictures for a lot more money.”
Jimmy's pictures were different from other people's because he never painted it on all of the paper. He painted on half of it, and the other half was always empty.
“That's very clever,”everybody said.“Nobody else does that!”They all believed that the boy was a pioneer in painting.
One day, somebody bought one of Jimmy's pictures and then said to him,“Please tell me this, Jimmy. Why do you paint on the bottom half of your pictures, but not on the top half ?”
“Because I'm small,”Jimmy said,“and my brushes don't reach very high.”
吉米三岁开始画画(start painting)，五岁时已经(already)画得相当好了。他还因此获得很多奖(many prizes)。他画了很多美丽(beautiful)有趣的(interesting)图画(picture)。人们付(pay)很多钱(a lot of money)买这些画。他们说：“这个孩子大一点后肯定会出名(be famous)．到时我们可以靠这些画赚更多的钱。”
吉米的画不同于(be different from) 他人的画，因为他从来不在整张纸上作画。他只在一半纸上画，另一半总是空的(empty)。
有一天，有人买了吉米的画，然后问：“请告诉我，吉米，你为什么总是在纸的下半部分(bottom half)画而不在上半部分(top half)画呢？”