How the First House was Built
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A long time ago, humans were only as tall as hens and rabbits.

These tiny "humans", if you can call them that, lived under trees.

Living in trees was not very nice.

During rains they got wet. In summers they sweated1 madly, and in winter they almost froze into ice.

Life was tough.

So they started living in burrows2, just the way rabbits do.

They thought that at least this way they will be dry in the rains. And in summer, they will be safe from the hot sun.

But, often, the roofs fell upon them without warning3. They would get trapped4 inside, unable to come out.

Life was still tough.

Then the humans decided5 to make a tree house.

They created an umbrella of branches and leaves and lived under them.

The roof did not fall upon them.

Life became a bit better.

But the houses did not have any walls.

People continued to feel the heat and cold.

Finally, they learnt the trick of making walls.

They made the first real houses.

There was no doubt any more that it was a good life.

It became even better when the humans made houses close to each other so that they would never feel alone.


1 sweated fe3bc8a1d4174cd8559096d0ea76c604     
adj.低工资的,使用血汗劳工的v.(使)出汗( sweat的过去式和过去分词 );(使)流汗;(使)发汗;焖
  • He sweated away at his work with all his heart. 他全心全意、勤勤恳恳地埋头工作。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • The doctor sweated his patient. 医生使他的病人发汗。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 burrows 6f0e89270b16e255aa86501b6ccbc5f3     
n.地洞( burrow的名词复数 )v.挖掘(洞穴),挖洞( burrow的第三人称单数 );翻寻
  • The intertidal beach unit contains some organism burrows. 潮间海滩单元含有一些生物潜穴。 来自辞典例句
  • A mole burrows its way through the ground. 鼹鼠会在地下钻洞前进。 来自辞典例句
3 warning Yekzkw     
  • The other side paid no attention to our warning.对方不重视我方的警告。
  • He realized that his doctor was warning him off drink.他意识到医生在告诫他戒酒。
4 trapped trapped     
adj. 捕获的,被困的,截留的 动词trap的过去式和过去分词形式
  • Two passengers are still trapped in the wreck. 有两名乘客仍被困在失事的车辆里。
  • The thief was trapped by the police in an old house. 小偷被警察困在一所旧房子里。
5 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
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