A Life for a Life
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The English author, Richard Savage1, was once living in London in great poverty. In order to earn a little money he had written the story of his life, but not many copies of the book had been sold in the shops, and Savage was living from hand to mouth(糊口度日). As a result of his lack of food he became very ill, but after a time, owing to the skill of the doctor who had looked after him, he got well again.
 
After a week or two the doctor sent a bill to Savage for his visits, but poor Savage hadn't any money and couldn't pay it. The doctor waited for another month and sent the bill again. But still no money came. After several weeks he sent it to him again asking for his money. In the end he came to Savage's house and asked him for payment, saying to Savage, "You know you owe your life to me and I expected some gratitude2 from you."
 
"I agree," said Savage, "that I owe my life to you, and to prove to you that I am not ungrateful(忘恩负义的) for your work I will give my life to you."
 
With these words he handed to him two volumes entitled3, The life of Richard Savage.


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1 savage ECxzR     
adj.野蛮的;凶恶的,残暴的;n.未开化的人
参考例句:
  1. The poor man received a savage beating from the thugs.那可怜的人遭到暴徒的痛打。
  2. He has a savage temper.他脾气粗暴。
2 gratitude p6wyS     
adj.感激,感谢
参考例句:
  1. I have expressed the depth of my gratitude to him.我向他表示了深切的谢意。
  2. She could not help her tears of gratitude rolling down her face.她感激的泪珠禁不住沿着面颊流了下来。
3 entitled 8tWzka     
有资格的
参考例句:
  1. You will be entitled to your pension when you reach 65. 你到65岁就有资格享受养老金。
  2. He entitled us to enter his office at any time. 他授权给我们可以随时进入他的办公室。
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