Teacher: Your typing is improving, Mary. There are only seventeen mistakes here.
Mary: That's great!
Teacher: And now I'll look at the second sentence. . .
A young man was in love with a beautiful girl. One day she said to him: "It is my birthday tomorrow.”
"Oh,” said the young man, "I'll send you roses，one rose for each year of your life.”
The same evening he went to a florist's. As he knew that the girl was twenty一two years old , he paid for twenty一two roses and asked the florist to send them to the girl the next day.
When the young man left the shop, the florist thought: "This young man is a very good customer. I think that my price was too high. I' 11 send ten more roses.”
He did so. The next morning thirty-two roses were sent to the girl.
When the young man came to see her, she didn't speak to him. And he never knew why she was so angry with him.
An old rich man died and left his son a lot of money. But the son was a foolish young man, and he quickly spent all the money，so that soon he had nothing left. Of course, when that happened, all his friends left him. When he was quite poor and alone，he went to see Mildred, who was a kind, clever old man and often helped people when they had troubles.
"My money has finished and my friends have gone，”said the young man. "What will happen to me now?"
"Don’t worry, young man,” answered Mildred, "Everything will soon be all right again. Wait, and you will soon feel much happier.”
The young man was very glad. "Am I going to get rich again then?" he asked Mildred.
"No, I didn't mean that，”said the old man，"I meant that you would soon get used to being poor and to having no friends.”