What's the Weather?
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It was already late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation1 In South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.
 
Since he was a chief in a modern society he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.
 
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe2 that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.
 
But being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth3, called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is the coming winter going to be cold?"
 
"It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold," the meteorologist at the Weather Service responded.
 
So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.
 
A week later he called the National Weather Service again. "Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?"
 
"Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter."
 
The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap4 of firewood they could find.
 
Two weeks later the chief called the National Weather Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"
 
"Absolutely," the man replied. "It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we've ever seen."
 
"How can you be so sure?" the chief asked.
 
The weatherman replied, "Because the Indians are collecting firewood like crazy."


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1 reservation VWBxo     
n.保留条件,限制条件;预订座位
参考例句:
  • The instruction should be carried out without any reservation.应当不折不扣地执行这个指示。
  • I accept your statement without reservation.我完全相信你的话。
2 tribe XJ2zS     
n.部落,种族,一伙人
参考例句:
  • This is a subject tribe.这是个受他人统治的部落。
  • Many of the tribe's customs and rituals are as old as the hills.这部落的许多风俗、仪式都极其古老。
3 booth eRzyG     
n.小房间,公用电话亭,岗亭;货摊
参考例句:
  • Where can I find a telephone booth?我在哪儿可以找到电话亭?
  • Let's walk around to each booth.我们到每个摊子转一转吧!
4 scrap JDFzf     
n.碎片;废料;v.废弃,报废
参考例句:
  • A man comes round regularly collecting scrap.有个男人定时来收废品。
  • Sell that car for scrap.把那辆汽车当残品卖了吧。
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