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!”
楊先生是個老板(boss)。他工作很辛苦，很少(seldom)休假(have a vacation)。楊夫人擔心他這樣工作下去會生病(get sick)．就建議(suggest)他去休假。最后，楊先生同意了。但楊夫人擔心公司(company)有可能會打擾(disturb)他，因此，在他們出發前，揚夫人去會見了他丈夫(husband)的秘書(secretary)。她對秘書說：“我丈夫非常需要休息，所以我們不在的時候，無論發生了什么事，請不要打電話或寫信打擾他。一切等我們回來再說。”
二十四. My Collection of Sea Shells
Every summer my family goes to the beach. Idigin thesandandsearch forseashells(貝殼).
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.
每年夏天我們家都去海灘(beach)。我在沙子(sand)里挖掘(dig)尋找(search for)海貝(sea shell)。