مسئول تطوير المنتدى
Points : 2906
|موضوع: Called For The Rescue السبت نوفمبر 15, 2008 3:46 pm|| |
Mr. D is a young man from Cambridge University was studying at Exmouth town. At that place, there is a ferry to carry passengers. One night Mr. D was awoken by a commanding voice told him to go down to the ferry and the boatman waited. He was sure that no boat would be at that late hour. He tried not to obey, but found sleep was impossible. He got up and went to the ferry. He took the ferry to “Exeter”. There he wandered aimlessly about the streets and decided to return home by the next train.
When he came to a hotel to have breakfast, the waiter told him that many people came to Exeter to attend cases in the law court. He decided to go to the court and listen to the cases being tried there. The prisoner who was being tried was accused of murder. Mr. D could prove that the prisoner was in another place at the time of the crime. The man had been mending a window at Mr. G’s house at M and he lent him his pencil to write something in his notebook. Mr. D read what he had written in his notebook including the date. The prisoner was set free.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1- What was Mr. D doing at Exmouth?
* He was studying there.
2- What was the use of the ferry in Exmouth?
* People used it to cross the river to the rail way station.
3- How long did the ferryman work everyday?
* From sunrise to sunset everyday.
4- Why did Mr. D get up in the middle of the night?
* Because he heard a commanding voice ordering him to go down to the ferry.
5- What did the voice tell Mr. D the second time?
* The same message with the addition the boatman was waiting.
6- What made Mr. D unwilling to carry out the voice’s order?
* It was foolish to get up in the middle of the night on the orders of an imaginary voice and he was sure he would find no boat.
7- Why did Mr. D find it impossible to ignore the second voice?
* Because it was commanding and felt sleep was impossible.
8- Why was Mr. D astonished when he went to the ferry?
* He found the boatman waiting.
9- Why did Mr. D go to Exeter?
* Because the word “Exeter” kept sounding in his head.
10- How did Mr. D feel when he arrived at Exeter?
* He blamed himself and decided to return home by the next train.
11- Why did Mr. D go to the hotel?
* To have breakfast.
12- Why did the waiter apologize to Mr. D?
* Because he was a bit late because the hotel was full.
13- Why was the hotel full?
* Because a lot of people came for the cases in the court.
14- What did the waiter tell Mr. D about the cases?
* He told him the history of the cases, which had been tried, and his ideas about the cases that remained.
15- After eating the breakfast, why did Mr. D decided to go to the courthouse?
* Because he became interested in the cases.
16- What was the case he attended?
* It was the case of a prisoner who was accused of murder.
17- Why did the case seem to cause unusual excitement?
* Because no one had seen him doing the act of murder, but he was found guilty.
18- What was the prisoner’s only hope?
* To prove that he hadn’t been at the place of the crime at that time.
19- What did the prisoner say to defend himself?
* He said that on that day and at that hour he was sent to mend a window at Mr. G’s house at M.
20- Why couldn’t the prisoner prove what he said?
* Because there was only one gentleman who could prove this, but he didn’t know him or his address.
21- How did the prisoner feel?
* He was hopeless and ready to accept his fate.
22- Why did Mr. D gone to M some months earlier?
* To visit a friend.
23- Where had Mr. D waited when he found that his friend was out?
* In the library.
24- What did Mr. D do to pass the time while he was waiting for his friend?
* He stood watching the man who was mending the window and talking to him.
25- What was the special thing that would make Mr. D remember the prisoner?
* Mr. D borrowed the man’s pencil to write down something.
26- Why did Mr. D take the man’s pencil?
* Because he wanted to write down something and he lost his.
27- What was the evidence Mr. D gave?
* He said the prisoner was indeed mending the window as he said and turned to his notebook and found the words he had written including the date.
28- How did Mr. D make sure of the events he remembered?
* He turned to his notebook and found the words he had written including the date.
29- What was the result of Mr. D’s evidence?
* The prisoner was set free.
1- “Go down to the ferry.”
a) Who heard the command? When did he hear it?
b) What was the addition when it was repeated?
c) Why couldn’t he ignore the command?
2- “Well, you’ve kept me waiting long enough tonight.”
a) Who to whom?
b) Why was the listener astonished when he saw the speaker?
c) How did the man believe the speaker was called?
3-“It’s impossible that I could have done this thing.”
a) What was “this thing” mentioned in the quotation?
b) Who was able to prove what he said?
c) Why was the speaker hopeless to contact that man?
4-“But I can’t do anything about it. God’s well be done.”
a) Why can’t he do anything about proving his innocence?
b) What does the statement show about the accused man’s feelings?
c) How did it happen that God’s well was in his favour?