out of the room quietly and then ran to the scientist’s study and burst in without knocking.
“Thieves, thieves in your library, Professor,” she cried out.
“Well, well," the scientist said without looking up. “What are they reading?”
to hate being bothered, a feature, to avoid, without an apo logy, to be engaged in something
* His Choice
When Ivan Pavlov, the great Russian scientist, was young, he lived in very bad conditions.
Though he never spoke to his fellow-workers about the hard time he was having, they once collected some money and gave it to him, saying that they would like him to buy a new suit for himself.
It took his friends a very long time to persuade Pavlov to accept the present. Finally he thanked them heartily and, looking very awkward, took the money. Next day, when he appreared in the laboratory [la'boratari], he had his old shabby suit on, but his eyes were shining with joy, and he was accompanied by several dogs of different sizes and colours.
“I am so glad I had your money with me. Without it I wouldn’t have been able to buy these dogs. The suit? ... Qh, I’ll buy one some other time. I’m quite pleased with my old suit. It’ll still serve for some time.”
to complain, to insist, to give in, to turn up, to put off, to put up with, to wear
I. Say a few words to a foreign scientist who has arrived in Moscow on a short visit and has come to see you at your office.
II. Express your apology for being unable to keep your appointment Make arrangements for putting it off.
III. Apologize to a fellow-worker for troubling him at such an early hour. Tell him that the matter is very urgent.
IV. Look at the pictures carefully and make up stories, using the words and expressions given below.