I was cleaning out an old box when an old card caught my eye: Queen City Casket Company. “What is it?” I wondered. I 1 it over. There, in faded ink, was a hand-scrawled （手写的） 2 . Immediately my mind traveled 3 many years.
I was nine years old, walking down the cold, wet streets of Springfield, with a bag of magazines on my shoulder. On my 4 that day, I came to that Company finally, whose owner, Mr Rader, had always taken me there to ask his workers 5 they wanted any magazines
Shaking off the 6 like a wet dog, I entered Mr Rader’s office. After a quick glance he 7 me over to the fire-place. Noticing the 8 in the top of my 9 , he said, “Come with me!”， pulling me into his pickup 10 . We pulled to a stop before a shoe store. Inside, a salesman 11 me with the finest pair of Oxfords I had 12 seen. I 13 about 10 feet tall when I got up 14 them. “We’d like a pair of new socks too,” Mr Rader said.
Back in his office, Mr Rader took out a 15 , wrote something on it, and handed it to me. With 16 eyes, I read, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” He said affectionately （深情地）， “Jimmy, I want you to 17 I love you.”
I said good-bye, and for the first time I 18 a flicker of hope that somehow things would be 19 . With people like Mr Rader in the world, there was hope, kindness and love, and that would always make a 20 .
1. A. read B. thought C. turned D. passed
2. A. address B. list C. message D. information
3. A. forward B. so C. ahead D. back
4. A. return B. rounds C. trip D. arrival
5. A. if only B. how C. whether D. why
6. A. dust B. sweat C. tail D. rain
7. A. led B. followed C. watched D. carried
8. A. hole B. mud C. water D. cover
9. A. magazine B. shoe C. sock D. bag
10. A. truck B. factory C. home D. store
11. A. dressed B. fitted C. showed D. comforted
12. A. ever B. already C. never D. hardly