二十三. A Call from the Secretary
Mr. Young was a boss,and he worked hard. Seldomdid he have a vacation. His wife was afraid that he would getsickif he continued like that, so she suggested to him taking a vacation. At last Mr. Young agreed. But she was afraid that he might bedisturbedby hiscompany,so before they left, Mrs. Young went to see her husband'ssecretary.Mrs. Young told her,“My husband needs a vacation very much, so whatever happens，please don't disturb him with letters or telephones while we are away. Just wait until we get back.”
Then on apleasantmorning, after Mr. and Mrs. Young had been away about a week, when thecouplewas having apicnicand eating theirhamburger,Mr. Young received a phone call from his secretary. She said,“Something terrible has happened to your business, but I remember what Mrs. Young told me，so I'm not going to disturb you with it now while you'reenjoyingyour vacation.Bye-bye!”
杨先生是个老板(boss)。他工作很辛苦，很少(seldom)休假(have a vacation)。杨夫人担心他这样工作下去会生病(get sick)．就建议(suggest)他去休假。最后，杨先生同意了。但杨夫人担心公司(company)有可能会打扰(disturb)他，因此，在他们出发前，扬夫人去会见了他丈夫(husband)的秘书(secretary)。她对秘书说：“我丈夫非常需要休息，所以我们不在的时候，无论发生了什么事，请不要打电话或写信打扰他。一切等我们回来再说。”
二十四. My Collection of Sea Shells
Every summer my family goes to the beach. Idigin thesandandsearch forseashells(贝壳).
I've collected many shells sofar. They have different colors: orange,silver,purple,gray（灰色),brown... Some arecommon,others are unusual. I have a shell which is like abird's wing,and one of my shells is like a whale'seyes.
Last year, myeldersister helped me put all my shells in mydrawersand on mydesk.When I see them, I will remember the fun I have at the beach.
每年夏天我们家都去海滩(beach)。我在沙子(sand)里挖掘(dig)寻找(search for)海贝(sea shell)。