| In my hometown there lived a sixty-year-old man. He was very 1 and never got ill. He liked 2 |
poisonous snakes since he was a boy. Nearly 3 week, he climbed up a hill 4 to catch snakes. He
did not know how many times he had been bitten by snakes. He usually took some medicine with him
5 he was bitten by a snake. But once he had no medicine with him and did not take any, yet there
was nothing wrong with him. From then on he had 6 no medicine for being hurt by snakes. Few
people believed that until an interesting story took place.
One day last spring, when the old man 7 a walk in the street, a wild dog 8 him and hurt him
9 the left leg with its mouth. The old man was too angry. He picked up a big stone and ran after the
dog. But before the old man 10 it, the dog lay down and died after running about - 11 long. Being paid
no attention to, the old man took the dead dog 12 nd cooked the meat food. A neighbor 13 to visit
him and had a piece of the meat, too. But soon after the neighbor ate the meat, he had a stomachache and
had 14 breathing.
The neighbor 15 to a hospital nearby. The doctor was a man with 16 experience and he knew the
old man very well who liked eating poisonous snakes. After asking 17 questions and giving a general
examination, the doctor let the old man's neighbor 18 some medicine for snake poison. Happily for
them, half an hour later, the patient got well. It was said 19 the snake poison in the strange old man's
body was 20 poisonous than in a big poisonous snake. So this story had happened.