A Man who Swallowed a Horse
by L.A. Hill
Oxford University Press
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One day a man went to see his doctor and said to him, “I’ve swallowed a horse, doctor, and I feel very ill.”
The doctor’s nurse gave the man an injection, the man went to sleep, and the doctor went out quickly to look for a horse in the town.
After half an hour he found one, borrowed it and took it to his office, so when Mr. Lloyd woke up, it was there in front of him.
“Here’s the horse, Mr. Lloyd,” the doctor said. “I’ve taken it out of your stomach, and it won’t give you any more trouble now.”
At first Mr. Lloyd was happy, but then he looked at the horse again and said, “But doctor, my horse was white, and this one’s brown!”
Answer these questions:
- Did the doctor think, “This man has really swallowed a horse?”
- Why did the nurse give the man an injection?
- What did the doctor do when he went out?
- What did Mr. Lloyd see when he woke up?
- Why was Mr. Lloyd not happy when he looked at the horse more carefully?
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Translate from Russian into English:
- Медсестра сделала мне укол и я заснул.
- Когда я проснулась, передо мной стоял букет красивых цветов.
- Вот лошадь, которая причиняла вам беспокойство.
- Я проглотил косточку и почувствовал себя плохо. У меня болел желудок.
- Сначала я пошла в магазин, потом на рынок.