Joey O'Leary, a ten-year-old boy, lived in a small town, in the USA. He had a pair of green pants that he 1 most, but the pants were already short for him. One day, his father thought of a(n) 2. He said to Joey, "Let's put your green pants into a big bottle(瓶子), and then float it 3 the river. We can put a note with your name and 4. So whoever finds the pants will know that they are your favourite pants." Joey thought that it was a5 idea, so they just did that.
The bottle floated for weeks. Finally, it got to the Gulf of Mexico. It was caught by a 6 Mexican boy Pablo and his father. They were so poor that they sometimes had nothing to eat. When they caught the bottle and saw the pants and note in it, Pablo was so 7. The pants were just what he had wanted. He later tried them on and was surprised to find that they were 8 for him.
When Pablo got home, he wrote a 9 to Joey. After that, Pablo and Joey wrote letters to each other every week. They became lifelong 10. It was all because of a pair of green pants.
It was a very hot day。 Two farmers, Jack and Jim, sat in the shade of a large neem tree。 Both of them were eating chapatis(印度薄饼) for lunch。 Jack had three pieces of the flat, round Indian bread while Jim had five。 As they were about to begin their meal, a young nobleman(贵族) went by。
"Good day! Good sirs!" said the nobleman. The nobleman looked very hungry and tired, so Jack and Jim invited the man to eat with them.
"How can we divide these eight chapatis into three equal parts among the three of us?" asked Jim。
"Let us stack(叠起来) them up and cut the chapatis into three equal parts," suggested Jack.
After cutting the chapatis, they shared the parts equally, and no one ate more or less than anyone else.
After they finished the meal, the nobleman insisted on(坚持) paying for his meal. He put six coins into Jack's hand and ten coins into Jim's hand. And the two men were both very glad!