TAILIEUCHUNG - Stories About Children Every Child Can Read CHARLES DICKENS C8

Stories About Children Every Child Can Read CHARLES DICKENS Jenny Wren Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | Stories About Children Every Child Can Read CHARLES DICKENS Jenny Wren WALKING into the city one holiday a great many years ago a gentleman ran up the steps of a tall house in the neighborhood of St. Mary Axe. The lower windows were those of a counting-house but the blinds like those of the entire front of the house were drawn down. The gentleman knocked and rang several times before any one came but at last an old man opened the door. What were you up to that you did not hear me said Mr. Fledgeby irritably. I was taking the air at the top of the house sir said the old man meekly it being a holiday. What might you please to want sir Humph Holiday indeed grumbled his master who was a toy merchant amongst other things. He then seated himself in the counting-house and gave the old man--a Jew and Riah by name--directions about the dressing of some dolls about which he had come to speak and as he rose to go exclaimed-- By-the-by how do you take the air Do you stick your head out of a chimney pot No sir I have made a little garden on the leads. Let s look it at said Mr. Fledgeby. Sir I have company there returned Riah hesitating but will you please come up and see them Mr. Fledgeby nodded and passing his master with a bow the old man led the way up flight after flight of stairs till they arrived at the house-top. Seated on a carpet and leaning against a chimney-stack were two girls bending over books. Some humble creepers were trained round the chimney-pots and evergreens were placed round the roof and a few more books a basket of gaily colored scraps and bits of tinsel and another of common print stuff lay near. One of the girls rose on seeing that Riah had brought a visitor but the other remarked I m the person of the house down-stairs but I can t get up whoever you are because my back is bad and my legs are queer. This is my master said Riah speaking to the two girls and this he added turning to Mr. Fledgeby is Miss Jenny Wren she lives in this house and is a clever .