Very Pleased to Meet You
During World War II, a lot of young women in Britain were in the army. Joan Phillips was one of them. She worked in a big camp, and of course met a lot of men, officers and soldiers.
One evening she met Captain Humphreys at a dance. He said to her, "I‘m going abroad tomorrow, but I‘d be very happy if we could write to each other." Joan agreed, and they wrote for several months.
Then his letters stopped, but she received one from another officer, telling her that he had been wounded and was in a certain army hospital in England.
Joan went there and said to the matron, "I‘ve come to visit Captain Humphreys."
"Only relatives are allowed to visit patients here," the matron said.
"Oh, that‘s all right," answered Joan. "I‘m his sister."
"I‘m very pleased to meet you," the matron said, "I‘m his mother!"
here was, a man who came to the palace of the State of Chu and gave the guard a kind of medicine for immortality to be presented to the king.
As the guard held the medicine in both hands and walked towards the inner palace, he met an archer of the bodyguard. The archer asked him:
"Is what you hold in hands edible?"
The guard answered:
"Of course, it is."
Upon hearing this, the archer snatched the medicine, stuffed it into his mouth and swallowed it.
The King of Chu was very angry. He ordered to have the archer beheaded. The archer said:
"It is not my fault but the fault of the guard, because he told me `It is edible.' "
Then he continued:
"This is a medicine for immortal life. Now I have taken it, but I am going to be killed by Your Majesty. Then, the so-called medicine for immortal life will become `a medicine hastening death', won't it? The man who presented this medicine was trying to deceive Your Majesty."
Finally he said:
"If today Your Majesty should kill me, an innocent man, then people would say: `The King would rather be deceived than believe his own bodyguard.'"
While the King of Chu heard this, he felt that there was something in what the archer said, so he let him go.
When Peter is 17, he is as tall as his father. So he begins to borrow his father's clothes when he wants to go out with his father's clothes when he wants to go out with his friends in the evening. Father doesn't like this. And he always gets very angry when he finds his son wearing any of his things.
One evening when Peter is about to go out; his father stops him in the living room. He looks at Peter's clothes very carefully. Then he says angrily, "Isn't that one of my ties, Peter?"
"Yes, Father, it is," answers Peter.
"And that shirt is mine, too."
"Yes, that's your, too." answers Peter.
"And you're wearing my belt!"
"Yes, I am, Father," answers Peter, "You don't want to your trousers to fall down, do you?"