Make it Off the Island
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There were three people stranded1 on an island, a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde. The brunette looked over the water to the mainland2 and estimated3 about 20 miles to shore. So she announced, "I'm going to try to swim to shore." So she swam out five miles, and got really tired. She swam out ten miles from the island, and she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

The second one, the redhead, said to herself, "I wonder if she made it. I guess it's better to try to get to the mainland than stay here and starve." So she attempts to swim out. The redhead had a lot more endurance4 than the brunette, as she swam out 10 miles before she even got tired. After 15 miles, she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

So the blonde thought to herself, "I wonder if they made it! I think I'd better try to make it, too." So she swam out 5 miles, ten miles, fifteen miles, and finally nineteen miles from the island. The shore was just in sight, but she said, "I'm too tired to go on!" So she swam back.


1 stranded thfz18     
  • He was stranded in a strange city without money. 他流落在一个陌生的城市里, 身无分文,一筹莫展。
  • I was stranded in the strange town without money or friends. 我困在那陌生的城市,既没有钱,又没有朋友。
2 mainland 6AexH     
  • The new bridge will link the island to the mainland.新的桥梁将把该岛与大陆连接在一起。
  • Hong Kong's prosperity relies heavily on mainland.香港的繁荣在很大程度上依赖于大陆。
3 estimated CtGzc2     
  • She estimated the breadth of the lake to be 500 metres. 她估计湖面大约有500米宽。
  • The man estimated for the repair of the car. 那人估算了修理汽车的费用。
4 endurance endurance     
  • She reached the end of endurance.她到了忍受的极限。
  • The exercise obviously will improve strength and endurance.这种锻炼会明显改善体力增加耐力。
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