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UNIT (7) DREAMS DO COME TRUE

___(1)___ mother and ___(2)___ were dreamers. ___(3)___ the days


___(4)___ soft and ___(5)___, we sat ___(6)___ the beach, ___(7)___ our toes ___(8)___
the hot ___(9)___. The big ___(10)___ came in ___(11)___; their shoulders ___(12)___ tall
and ___(13)___. They crashed ___(14)___ thunderous white, ___(15)___ we would
___(16)___ in silence, ___(17)___ breeze scrubbing ___(18)___ hot sun ___(19)___ our
faces.
___(20)___was 34; ___(21)___ was 10. ___(22)___ was short, ___(23)___, a
woman ___(24)___ fair skin ___(25)___ brownish hair. ___(26)___ was feminine
___(27)___ prim.
I ___(28)___ what she ___(29)___. Jenny Tier ___(30)___ laughed and
___(31)___ my wet ___(32)___. “You,” she ___(33)___, “are an ___(34)___ little boy.”
“___(35)___, ma’am,” I ___(36)___.
She told ___(37)___ her dream. ___(38)___, when my ___(39)___ had a
___(40)___ of money, ___(41)___ would buy ___(42)___ earrings for ___(43)___. Not big
___(44)___, of course. “___(45)___,” she said, ___(46)___ her ears, “___(47)___ were
pierced ___(48)___ I was ___(49)___. Wouldn’t I ___(50)___ pretty with ___(51)___
diamonds?
“Yes, ___(52)___,” I said. “___(53)___ sure would.”
___(54)___ asked me ___(55)___ dream. I ___(56)___ that when ___(57)___
grew up, ___(58)___ would own ___(59)___ house right ___(60)___ at the ___(61)___. I
would ___(62)___ able to ___(63)___ at the ___()___ every day, ___(64)___ all of
___(65)___ moods. My ___(66)___ would have ___(67)___ who would ___(68)___ nothing
to ___(69)___ but carry ___(70)___ trays loaded ___(71)___ sweets and ___(72)___ bars.
She ___(73)___ down at ___(74)___, the bun ___(75)___ hair loose ___(76)___
her neck. ___(77)___ mother laughed ___(78)___ my dream. “___(79)___ boy,” she
___(80)___ - and I ___(81)___ that I ___(82)___ lost her ___(83)___. My feet ___(84)___ up
out ___(85)___ the sand ___(86)___ I ran ___(87)___ top speed ___(88)___ meet the
___(89)___ curling wave.
___(90)___ dream came ___(91)___. My father ___(92)___ her the ___(93)___
earrings. They ___(94)___ tiny icebergs ___(95)___ big gold ___(96)___. She sat ___(97)___
the mirror, ___(98)___ her head ___(99)___ side to ___(100)___. My father ___(101)___ a
little ___(102)___ month for ___(103)___ earrings for ___(104)___ long time. ___(105)___
was glad ___(106)___ dream came ___(107)___. When they ___(108)___ to go
___(109)___, I told ___(110)___ how beautiful ___(111)___ looked. She ___(112)___ really
beautiful ___(113)___ she lifted ___(114)___ head like ___(115)___ queen when
___(116)___ earrings were ___(117)___. Saya Lwin Mg
Times became ___(118)___ my father ___(119)___ “hard”. The ___(120)___
were gone ___(121)___ long time ___(122)___ I noticed. ___(123)___ I asked ___(124)___
them, she ___(125)___ and cried ___(126)___ the same ___(127)___. “Your father
___(128)___ to pawn ___(129)___,” she said, “___(130)___ get them ___(131)___.”
Policemen were ___(132)___ paid in ___(133)___ days and ___(134)___ the
city ___(135)___ their salaries ___(136)___. My mother ___(137)___ our clothes
___(138)___ a sewing ___(139)___. At night, ___(140)___ sewed rosettes ___(141)___ silk
garters ___(142)___ a penny ___(143)___ piece. Every ___(144)___ she paid ___(145)___
interest on ___(146)___ pawn ticket.
___(147)___, one summer, ___(148)___ surrendered. The ___(149)___ was
due ___(150)___ she ignored ___(151)___. “Earrings,” she ___(152)___, “ are a
___(153)___ of vanity ___(154)___ can’t afford.”
___(155)___ good luck ___(156)___ touches a ___(157)___ at least
___(158)___. It touched ___(159)___. A book ___(160)___ wrote became ___(161)___
best-seller in ___(162)___ countries. I ___(163)___ a house ___(164)___ the beach.
___(165)___ dream had ___(166)___ true.
When ___(167)___ house was ___(168)___, I invited ___(169)___ mother and
___(170)___ to it. ___(171)___ were no ___(172)___ carrying trays ___(173)___ candy. But
___(174)___ house was ___(175)___ the same ___(176)___. My hair ___(177)___ grey, but
___(178)___ surf still ___(179)___ with youth.
___(180)___ handed the ___(181)___ box to ___(182)___ mother, “Your
___(183)___ to dream,” ___(184)___ said. Her ___(185)___ began to ___(186)___.
“John,” she ___(187)___ to my ___(188)___, “ help me ___(189)___ this. I’m
___(190)___ clumsy.”
Dady ___(191)___ the box ___(192)___ murmured, “ Jenny, ___(193)___
beautiful.” The ___(194)___ were screwed ___(195)___ placed. “How ___(196)___ I look?”
___(197)___ asked.
We ___(198)___, “ Beautiful.” She ___(199)___ tell. She ___(200)___ been
blind ___(201)___ years……………….

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