An Ingenious Love Letter
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There once lived a lad(少年,小伙子) who was deeply in love with a girl, but disliked by the girl's father, who didn't want to see any further development of their love. The lad was eager to write to the girl, yet he was quite sure that the father would read it first. So he wrote such a letter to the girl: 
My love for you I once expressed 

no longer lasts, instead, my distaste for you 

is growing with each passing day. Next time I see you, 

I even won't like that look yours. 

I'll do nothing but 

look away from you. You can never expect I'll 

marry you. The last chat we had 

was so dull and dry that you shouldn't think it 

made me eager to see you again. 

If we get married, I firmly believe I'll 

live a hard life, I can never 

live happily with you, I'll devote myself 

but not 

to you. No one else is more 

harsh1 and selfish and least 

solicitous2 and(热切期望的) considerate than you. 

I sincerely want to let you know 

what I said is true. Please do me a favor by 

ending our relations and refrain4 from 

writing me a reply. Your letter is always full of 

things which displease5 me. You have no 

sincere3 care for me. So long! Please believe 

I don't love you any longer. Don't think 

I still have a love of you!
Having read the letter, the father felt relieved6 and gave it to his daughter with a light heart. 
The girl also felt quite pleased after she read it carefully, her lad still had a deep love for her. 
Do you know why? In fact, she felt very sad when she read the letter for the first time. But she read it for a few more times and , at last, she found the key – only every other line should be read, that is the first line, the third, the fifth … and so on to the end.


1 harsh XdDzu     
  1. The sunlight is very harsh.太阳光很刺眼。
  2. Although his words are harsh,there is positiveness in them.虽然他的话很苛刻,但有建设性。
2 solicitous CF8zb     
  1. He was so solicitous of his guests.他对他的客人们非常关切。
  2. I am solicitous of his help.我渴得到他的帮助。
3 sincere 5yQwX     
  1. He is sincere and easy to get along with.他为人诚恳,很好相处。
  2. His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
4 refrain RtayQ     
  1. I made a terrific effort to refrain from tears.我狠着心把泪止住。
  2. They all sang the refrain.他们齐声合唱叠句。
5 displease BtXxC     
  1. Not wishing to displease her,he avoided answering the question.为了不惹她生气,他对这个问题避而不答。
  2. She couldn't afford to displease her boss.她得罪不起她的上司。
6 relieved zkfzT6     
  1. You'll be relieved to know your jobs are safe. 现在知道你们的工作保住了,可以放心了。
  2. Your coming relieved me of the bother of writing a long letter. 你来了,省去我写长信的麻烦了。
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