A college student wrote a letter home,
Dear folks, I feel miserable because I have to keep writing for money. I feel ashamed and unhappy. I have to ask for another hundred, but every cell in my body rebels. I beg on bended knee that you forgive me.
Your son, Marvin.
P.S. I felt so terrible I ran after the mailman who picked this up in the box at the corner. I wanted to take this letter and burn it. I prayed to God that I could get it back. But it was too late.
A few days later he received a letter from his father.
It said, Your prayers were answered. Your letter never came!
- Dear folks – queridos pais
- keep writing for money – ficar escrevendo para pedir dinheiro
- ashamed – envergonhado
- unhappy – infeliz
- beg – implorar
- bended knee – de joelhos
- forgive – perdoar
- mailman – carteiro
- corner – esquina
- burn (burn, burnt, burnt) – queimar
- pray – orar
- too late – tarde demais
- never came – nunca chegou