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the man with beautiful eyes

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When we were kids there was a strange house All the shades were always drawn and we never heard voices in there And the yard was full of bamboo And we liked to play in the bamboo pretend we were Tarzan Although there was no Jane And there was a fish pond And there was a fish pond, a large one full of the fattest gold fish you ever saw and they were tame they came to the surface of the water and took pieces of bread from our hands Our parents had told us "Never go near that house" so, of course, we went we wondered if anybody lived there weeks went by and we never saw anybody Then, one day we heard a voice from the house "You god dammned whore" It was a manĀ“s voice Then, the screen door of the house was flung open and the man walked down he was holding a fifth of whisky in his right hand He was about thirty he had a cigar in his mouth needed a shave his hair was wild and uncombed and he was barefoot, in undershirt and pants But his eyes were bright They blazed with brightness and he said: "Hey little gentlemen, having a good time, I hope?" Then he gave a little laugh and walked back into the house we left, went back to my parent's yard and thought about it Our parents, we decided had wanted us to stay away fromm there because they never wanted us to see a man like that: strong, natural man, with beautiful eyes our parents were ashamed that they were not like that man That's why they wanted us to stay away But we went back to the house and the bamboo and the tame goldfish we went back many times for many weeks but we never saw or heard the man again The shades were down as always and it was quiet. Then one day, as we came back from school we saw the house It had burned down there was nothing left just a smoldering twisted black foundation and we went to the fishpond and there was no water in it and the fat orange goldfish were dead there, drying out. We went back to my parent's yard and talked about it and decided that our parents had burned their house down, had killed them had killed the gold fish because it was all too beautiful even the bamboo forest had burned they had been afraid of the man with the beautiful eyes And we were afraid then, that all through our lives things like that would happen that nobody wanted anybody to be strong and beautiful, like that that others would never allow it and that many people would have to die

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Duration: 5 minutes and 41 seconds
Country: Spain
Language: English
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Views: 488
Posted by: advancedenglish2 on Mar 31, 2009

nice story

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