| Sam is a strong man. He likes sports and isn't often ill. One Sunday he went to visit a place of |
interest outside the city. On his way home, something was wrong with his motorbike and he had to
mend it himself. Suddenly it began to blow and the clouds were flying one after another in the sky.
Soon it began to rain heavily. He couldn't find any houses around and had stand under a tree.
When the rain stopped, his clothes were wet through.He felt very cold, and he caught a bad cold
when he got home. He went to see a doctor at once. The man looked him over carefully and told him
to be in hospital. He stayed there for about one week. He felt very terrible. He wanted to go out for a
walk, but the doctor didn't let him do so. When he got a little better, the nurse told him to walk in the
One day there was nobody in the ward except him, he went out. It was warm that day. The sun
was shining and there were a lot of flowers in the hospital. Sam was very happy. Half an hour later he
was tired. He went to a garden, and sat on a chair. There was an old woman not far from him. She was
reading a newspaper.
He came up to her and said,"Could you tell me what the date is today, Granny?"
"I'm sorry I didn't know." answered the old woman.
"What day is it today, then?"
"I don't know, either."
"May I read the newspaper?"
"It's no use for you." said the old woman," It's yesterday's paper!"