【閱讀理解 Section C】
Read the following text from which five sentences have been removed, choose from the sentences A-G the most suitable one to fill each numbered gap in the text (41-45). There are Two extra sentences that you do not need to use. Mark your answers on your ANSWER SHEET.
“Any apples today?” Effie asked cheerfully at my window. I followed her to her truck and bought a kilo. On credit,of course. 41____ "Pay me whenever you like," said Effie, climbing back into her truck.
All pretense of payment was dropped when our funds, food and fuel decreased to alarming lows. Effie came often, always bringing some gift: a jar of peaches or some firewood. There were other generosities. Our baby was not doing well, so Effie financed my wife's trip to New York for consultation with a specialist.
42____ Her income, derived from investments she had made while running an interior decorating shop, had never exceeded $ 200 a month, which she supplemented by selling her apples. But she always managed to help someone poorer.
Years passed before I was able to return the money Effie had given me from time to time. She was. ill now and had aged rapidly in the last year. "Here, darling," I said, “is what I owe you.””Don' t give it to me all at once,” she said. "43____" I think she believed there was magic in the slow discharge of a love debt.
The simple fact is that I never repaid the whole amount to Effie, for she died a few weeks later. 44____ But a curious thing began to happen.
Whenever I saw a fellow human in financial trouble, I was moved to help him. I can't afford to do this always, but in the ten years since Effie's death, I have indirectly repaid my debt to her.
The oddest part of the whole affair is that people whom I help often help others later on. 45____ So the account can never be marked closed, for Effie's love will go on in hearts that have never known her.
A.At that time, it seemed that my debt would forever go unsettled.
B.Give your help to those in greater need.
C.Effie was not a rich woman.
D.Effie worked diligently all her life.
E.Cash was the one thing in the world I lacked just then.
F.By now, the few dollars Effie gave me have been multiplied many times.
G.Give it back as I gave it to you--a little at a time.
第三段說明埃菲的收入來源。她的收入來源于她投資的一家室內裝飾店，一個月也不會超過200美金，因此她靠賣蘋果來補給。因此此處應填總結性語句“Effie was not a rich woman．”故選C。
根據前文“Don’t give it to me all at once，”判斷，埃菲不讓作者一次性還清，應該是一次還一點“Give it back as I gave it to you- a little at a time．”符合題意，故選G。
前文提到“On credit”賒賬，說明作者沒有錢，E項“CashWas the one thing in the world I lacked just then．”意為“金錢是我當時唯一缺少的東西”，可承接前后文，故選E。
根據前一句“The simple fact is that I never repaid the whole amount to Effie，for she died a few weeks later．”可知，作者沒還清埃菲的錢，埃菲就已經過世了。綜觀各選項，只有F項“當年埃菲給作者的錢現在已經翻了許多倍”能承接上下文，故選F。
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