LESSON TWENTY (THE TWENTIETH LESSON)
Text: An Incident from the Life of a Russian Revolutionary.
Grammar: I. Конструкция «сложное дополнение» после гла голов to want, to expect и выражения should (would) like. ($ 84. стр. 625)
2 Употребление герундия после глаголов to stop, to continue, to begin, to go on, to finish, to mind. ($ 86, стр. 627)
3. Прошедшее время группы Perfect (the Past Per fect Tense). ($ 87, стр. 628)
AN INCIDENT FROM THE LIFE OF A RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONARY
“Every worker must understand that the only way to a happy future is through struggle and the struggle is growing harder and harder. On the one hand..."
A knock at the door interrupted Bauman. He stopped speaking and first looked at the people sitting round him, and then at the dentist, in whose waiting-room they were having their secret meeting.
“Are you expecting any patients?” he asked.
Everybody understood what Bauman’s question meant. They didn’t even speak to each other, they didn’t have to be reminded what to do. One of them accompanied the dentist into the surgery, while the others sat down on the chairs standing along the wall and pretended to be patients waiting their turn. It didn’t take them long. When everything was ready, the dentist’s maid went to answer the knock and soon came back with an unexpected visitor, who tried to go straight into the surgery.
"I say, it isn’t your turn,”1 a ‘patient’ sitting next to the door said to him.
“I can’t wait. I’ve got a terrible toothache,” the man answered, hurriedly examining everybody’s face.
Bauman, who pretended that he was reading a news paper, didn’t even turn his head to look at the strange