stairs," he added. "His name’s Behrman — some kind of artist, I believe. He’s a weak old man and there’s obviously no hope for him.”
Next day Sue came to the bed where Johnsy lay and put one arm around her.
“I’ve something to tell you, white mouse,” she said. “I got a note this morning. Mr Behrman died of pneumonia in hospital. He was only ill two days, so he didn’t suffer long. The janitor found him in the morning of the first day in his room helpless with pain. His shoes, and clothes were wet through and icy cold. They couldn’t imagine where he had been on such a terrible night. And then they found a lantern still lighted, and a ladder that had been taken from its place, and some brushes lying here and there, and green and yellow paint, and — look out of the window, de£r, at the last leaf on the wall. Didn’t you wonder why it never moved when the wind blew? Ah, darling, it’s Behrman’s master piece — he painted it there the night the last leaf fell.”
ACTIVE WORDS AND WORD COMBINATIONS
to differ to suit
suitable (unsuitable) to pick out to elect to pick up obvious (obviously)
(it (unfit) to feel fit to fit
to stand smth. '
to suffer (from)
a prescription to prescribe smth. or smb. to frighten to be frightened
at present (at the present time)
for the present somehow to check to control to keep up with to keep up
to keep smb. from doing smth.
to be disappointed in (at)
to one’s disappointment
sincere (sincerely) to handle a note
to make a note of smth. to imagine
(See Vocabulary for Lesson 18, p. 446)
Sue fsu-} Сью
Johnsy |'d3DnsiJ Джонси
Behrman ('Ьэ'.шэп] Берман