When I arrived in England, I couldn’t speak a word of English, so I decided to take some lessons.
My teacher told us that we should be careful as in many ways English was a confusing language. Many a trap lies waiting for the unsuspecting student. At first, I took his advice with a pinch of salt, but I was soon to learn by bitter experience.
I remember, only too well, an evening I spent in a local pub.
It is Friday afternoon. Three sisters are bored. They are alone at home! The oldest is Jane. She is seven years old. The middle sister is Vivian. She is five. And the smallest one is Bess, she is just three.
One morning, Joker walked out of town along the highway. When he had walked for a while he saw a wagon coming. The horses ran fast, the carter drove them violently with the whip. He called to Joker, «How far is it to the city? Can I be there by evening? „
Joker once worked as a farmhand with a farmer. The farmer wanted to get wood out of the forest. Joker had to go. He was sitting on the horse, the farmer was sitting in the cart. In the forest, a hare ran across the path in front of the horse. Then the farmer shouted: «Servant! Get back!