It was spring, in western America, the weather was getting warmer. There was a young man who went out to find a 1 on a farm. He came to a small farm, which 2 an old farmer and his wife. He told the farmer he wanted to 3 for a job as a farmhand. When the farmer asked for his 4 , “What can you do, boy?" the young man said, “I can sleep when the wind blows."
The answer quite 5 the farmer and his wife. But he looked honest and strong, so the couple decided to 6 him.
Two months passed and the young man had worked well on the farm, nothing 7 .
One night, the farmer and his wife were awakened by a terrible 8 . They quickly began to 9 things out to see if all was 10 . They found that all the windows had been closed and a good supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace.
The young man slept 11 . ks5u
The farmer and his wife then went on looking around. They found that the farm tools had been placed in the storage shed. The tractor had been moved into the garage. The barn was properly locked. Even the animals were 12 . All was well.
The farmer then 13 the meaning of the young man's words, “I can sleep when the wind blows." Because the farmhand did his work faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for the storm when it broke. So when the wind blew, he was not 14 . He could sleep in 15 .
1. A. work B. assignment C. job D. employment
2. A. led to B. turned to C. belonged to D. referred to
3. A. wait B. stand C. apply D. hope
4. A. advice B. health C. situation D. skills
5. A. satisfied B. puzzled C. moved D. amazed