When a light passenger plane flew off course some time ago, it crashed in the mountains and its pilot was killed. The only passengers, a young woman and her two baby daughters, were unhurt. It was the middle of winter. Snow lay thick on the ground. The woman knew that the nearest village was miles away. When it grew dark, she turned a suitcase into a bed and put the children inside it, covering them with all the clothes she could find. During the night, it got terribly cold. The woman kept as near as she could to the children and even tried to get into the case herself, but it was too small. Early next morning, she heard planes passing overhead1 and wondered how she could send a signal2. Then she had an idea. She stamped out the letters 'SOS' in the snow. Fortunately, a pilot saw the signal and sent a message by radio to the nearest town. It was not long before a helicopter3 arrived on the scene to rescue the survivors5 of the plane crash.
New words and expressions 生词和短语
thick adj. 厚的
signal n. 信号
stamp v. 跺,踩
helicopter n. 直升飞机
scene n. 现场
survivor4 n. 幸存者
1. flew off course,飞离航线。
Our office is off the main street.
During the storm, the ship went off course.