| Longhands was the son of a pirate (海盗), the grandson of a pirate and the great grandson of a |
pirate. 1 he hadn't stolen anything yet, people thought he would be a great pirate when he 2 .
However, the idea of spending his life taking things away from other people didn't attract him. From
when he was a child he knew that the life of a pirate was 3 .
While he was growing up, Longhands became terribly worried that some day his real pirate character
would suddenly come out. Then he had to be a 4 . Every morning, when he woke up, he looked in the
mirror to see if the terrible change had happened. But every 5 he had the same pleasant face he had had
the day before.
As time went by, it became clear to everyone that Longhands would't 6 a pirate. But his family
didn't want to say that. Even though Longhands studied 7 and had worked as a doctor, they kept
saying,"He will be a good pirate." At the same time, Longhands was still worried 8 turning into a pirate.
Until one day, he became an old man and he had his children and grandchildren, and none of 9 had
become pirates. He realised that neither himself,nor anyone,was ever forced to be a pirate. Everyone
had the 10 to choose his or her own life.
|( )1. A. Because
( )2. A. brought up
( )3. A. terrible
( )4. A. driver
( )5. A. evening
( )6. A. turn
( )7. A. medicine
( )8. A. of
( )9. A. us
( )10. A. choice
B. turned up
C. grew up
D. came out