[b]The woman smiled at a stranger with sorrowful face.( sorrowful = au sau, phien muon)
The smile seemed to make him feel beter.
He remembered past kindnesses of a friend
Helped him to overcome obstacles ( obstacle = tro ngai, kho khan)
And he decided to write him a thank-you letter.
The friend was so pleased with the sincere thank-you.( sincere = chan that, chan thanh)
That he left a large tip on the table after lunch at a restaurant. ( tip: v,cho tien boa)
The waitress, surprised by the big size of the tip,
So she bet the whole sum on a hunche for a fortune. ( bet: n, ca cuoc, cá độ. hunch:n,(thử, linh cảm), fortune: vận may rủi).
The next day she got the news of the winning,
And gave part of it straight to a wandering man. (wandering; nguoi lang thang)
The man on the street was grateful; For two days he had had nothing to eat.
After finishinh his lavish dinner with bread and butter and milk ( lavish: thinh soan, phong phu)
He left for his small dingy house ( dingy: ban thiu, xam xit)
Where the other poor lived together.
On the way the old man picked up a shivering puppy (*shivering: run ray,co ro)
Ang took him home to get warm.
The puppy was very grateful
To be in out of the storms and wandering in hungery and thirsty.
That night the house caught on fire.
the puppy barked the alarm. ( bark: sua)
He barked until he woke the whole household,
His barking saved everybody from harm. ( harm: tai hai, tai uong)
One of the boys that he rescued that day ( rescue: giai thoat).
grew up to be President, talented and very kind hearted.( talent: tai nang, tai ba)
All this because of the simple smile.
That hadn’t cost 1 cent