Lesson 6 Percy Buttons
I have just moved to a house in Bridge Street. Yesterday a beggar knocked at my door. He asked me for a meal and a glass of beer. In return for this, the beggar stood on his head and sang songs. I gave him a meal. He ate the food and drank the beer. Then he put a piece of cheese in his pocket and went away. Later a neighbour told me about him. Everybody knows him. His name is Percy Buttons. He calls at every house in the street once a month and always asks for a meal and a glass of beer.
Notes on the text
1 He asked me for a meal and a glass of beer. 他问我要一顿饭和一杯啤酒。ask sb. for sth. , 向某人索要某物。
2 in return for this, 作为报答，句中this指上文的a meal and a glass of beer。
3 stand on one's head, 倒立。
4 He calls at every house in the street. 他光顾街上的每一幢房子。