LESSON TWENTY-TWO (THE TWENTY-SECOND LESSON)
Text The Open Window (after H Munro)
Grammar: l Возвратные местонмения. (§ 89, стр. 631)
2. Конструкция «сложное дополнение» после гла гола to make заставлять. ($ 90, стр. 634)
THE OPEN WINDOW (after H. Munro)
“My aunt will come down in a few minutes, Mr Nuttel,” said a girl of fifteen, showing him into the sitting-room. Mr Nuttel was a young painter who had recently had a nervous breakdown. The doctors had told him that he should go away for a holiday. They warned him, however, against crowded resorts and recommended a complete rest in a quiet country-place. So here he was, in a little village, with letters of introduction from his sister to some of the people she knew.
“Some of the people there are quite nice," his sister had said to him. "1 advise you to call on Mrs Sappleton as so on as you arrive. } owe the wonderful holiday I had to her.”
"Do you know many of the people round here?” as ked the girl when "they were sitting comfortably on the sofa.
“No, I’m afraid I don’t," answered Mr Nuttel. “I’ve never been here before. My sister stayed here four years ago, you know, and she gave me letters of introduction to some of the people here.”
“Then you know nothing about my aunt, do you?” asked the girl.
"Only her name and address,” said the visitor.
“Her great tragedy happened just three years ago,” said the child.
“Her tragedy?” asked Mr Nuttel.
“You may wonder why we keep that window wide open on вп October afternoon,” went on the girl, pointing to a Large French window.