My Two Flutes
I have two flutes①. One is complete and good; the other broken.Every time I see them, I can＇t help feeling sorry and thinking of my dear father.
I like playing the flute very much. Although I＇m busy with my studies, I try hard to find time to play it. And I believe I play it quite well. At the last New Year party I played for my class, and everyone praised my performance. I made up my mind to become an excellent flute player, so I told my father that I wanted to enter Taishan Music and Dance College to learn playing the flute, but he wouldn＇t agree.
In the last final examinations I got poor marks and my father was angry. Not only did he hit me, but he also broke my flute. He told me not to play the flute any more.
A few days later I noticed my father was no longer angry with me. He seemed to feel sorry for what he had done. Several times he wanted to have a talk with me, but I walked away, because I had not forgiven him.
The other day a classmate of mine told me that my father had come to the school to see me. As I was still angry with him and did not wish to see him. I asked the classmate to tell him that I was not in the classroom. A moment later my classmate returned with a beautiful flute in his hand and a smile on his face. “How kind and considerate② your father is!” he said in an envious③ tone.
“Ah, my dear father!”I said to myself, while tears began running down my face.
①flute [flu:t] n．長笛；竹笛
②considerate [k+n＇sid+rit] a．考慮周到的；體貼的
③envious [＇envi+s] a．妒忌的；羨慕的