One sunny afternoon, a seven-year-old girl went for a walk．She crossed a large area of grassland into the woods __1__ she realized that she was lost.
Sitting on a rock and __2__ what to do, she began crying．After a while, she __3__ to walk along a wide path lined with tall trees and thick bushes．__4__ it was getting dark, she saw a small, dark wooden house．She opened the door and __5__ stepped in．Suddenly, she heard a strange noise, and she ran out the door and back to the __6__．Cold and tired, she fell asleep near a __7__.
The girl’s parents were out and her dog, Laddy, was at home．Laddy __8__ that his mistress (女主人) was in danger．He jumped __9__ a window, breaking the glass．He looked in the fields．But he couldn’t find his mistress anywhere．However, from the ground came a __10__ scent (气味) as he lowered his head．He __11__ the scent and walked across the grassland．Barking __12__ into the air, the dog __13__ through the woods until he found the __14__．But the girl was not there, so he headed back to the woods．Much to his __15__ , he saw his mistress’ blue shirt in the distance．He __16__ over some bushes and saw the little stream, where the girl was __17__.
When she opened her eyes and __18__ her dog standing beside her, the girl said, “you __ 19__ me, Laddy,” and she kissed him several times．Seeing their daughter and dog coming back, the parents burst into tears of __20__．That night Laddy had a hero’s supper: a huge meal of steak.
1．A．before B．since C．while D．as
2．A．wondering B．forgetting C．remembering D．regretting
3．A．preferred B．expected C．failed D．decided
4．A．When B．Until C．If D．Because
5．A．carelessly B．cautiously C．hopelessly D．unwillingly
6．A．trees B．bushes C．woods D．grasses
7．A．stream B．rock C．tree D．house
8．A．found B．sensed C．heard D．smelt
9．A．at B．through C．in D．onto
10．A．terrible B．strange C．pleasant D．familiar
11．A．missed B．discovered C．followed D．ignored
12．A．calmly B．loudly C．merrily D．gently
13．A．searched B．wandered C．looked D．travelled
14．A.window B．girl C．house D．hero
15．A．satisfaction B．disappointment C．embarrassment D．delight
16．A．jumped B．climbed C．walked D．flew
17．A．awake B．abandoned C．available D．asleep
18．A．spotted B．watched C．observed D．saw
19．A．disturbed B．comforted C．rescued D．scared
20．A．pain B．shock C．sorrow D．relief