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2007年NPR美国国家公共电台一月-A Broken Foot, an Artificial Leg, and a R

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Recording1 technology has changed a lot over the years, but you can still do one essential thing. You sit in front of a microphone and you tell a story, which here we are again this Friday morning because it's time for StoryCorps. It's an oral history project. It travels the country, recording the stories of everyday people. And today we hear one man's vivid memory of his father's artificial leg. Lendall Hill recorded this story in West Virginia.

My dad got his leg cut off in a farming accident. And at that time the artificial legs was made out of paper with varnish2 and they were put around a mold. And there was cables in the ankles that connected the leg to the foot. There were some interesting times with that old leg. One time, we were delivering mining materials. And there was a timber checker that was up on top of the truck. And he had to look at every timber that we were unloading . And dad had pulled one of those timbers out, and he stepped and got his artificial leg caught and as he turned, it let out a pretty loud pop and he said, “Oh Darn. I think I broke my foot." And he sat down on the running board of the truck. The foot was plainly broken; it was turned at the right angles to what it should be. And he caught that foot in his two hands and he straightened it up. And it cracked and popped something over, and he said, "Oh Darn. The thing is broke." And he climbed back up on the truck that timber checker had turned white as cotton. He wouldn't think anything about it.

Several years later Uncle Long , Dad's brother, had run into the guy. And he asked him, "Are you a kin3 to that Bomb Hill that used to deliver mining materials?" Uncle answered , "Sure," he says, "that's my brother." The timber checker said, "I'll tell you one thing, said that's the toughest man I've ever seen." He broke his foot and climbed back up and finished unloading that truck. Uncle Long was laughing so hard. Tears were rolling by his cheeks. But he never did tell the guy that it was an artificial leg.

Lendall Hill, with his daughter Lorry Fitzgerald in Charleston, West Virginia. StoryCorps interviews are archived at the Aemrican Folklife Center at the library of Congress. And you can hear more of them by going to npr.org.
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running board
n.(名词)
A narrow footboard extending under and beside the doors of some automobiles4 and other conveyances5.
脚踏板:一些汽车或其他便利装置的门下边或旁边延伸的窄的踏板


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1 recording UktzJj     
n.录音,记录
参考例句:
  • How long will the recording of the song take?录下这首歌得花多少时间?
  • I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal.我想给你放一下彩排的录像。
2 varnish ni3w7     
n.清漆;v.上清漆;粉饰
参考例句:
  • He tried to varnish over the facts,but it was useless.他想粉饰事实,但那是徒劳的。
  • He applied varnish to the table.他给那张桌子涂上清漆。
3 kin 22Zxv     
n.家族,亲属,血缘关系;adj.亲属关系的,同类的
参考例句:
  • He comes of good kin.他出身好。
  • She has gone to live with her husband's kin.她住到丈夫的亲戚家里去了。
4 automobiles 760a1b7b6ea4a07c12e5f64cc766962b     
n.汽车( automobile的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • When automobiles become popular,the use of the horse and buggy passed away. 汽车普及后,就不再使用马和马车了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Automobiles speed in an endless stream along the boulevard. 宽阔的林荫道上,汽车川流不息。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
5 conveyances 0867183ba0c6acabb6b8f0bc5e1baa1d     
n.传送( conveyance的名词复数 );运送;表达;运输工具
参考例句:
  • Transport tools from work areas by using hand trucks and other conveyances. 负责用相关运输设备从工作区域运载模具。 来自互联网
  • Railroad trains and buses are public conveyances. 火车和公共汽车是公共交通工具。 来自互联网
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