Even though it was only October,my students were already talking about Christmas plans. With each passing day everyone became more 41 waiting for the final school bell. As soon as the bell
42 everyone would run for their coats and go home, everyone except David.
David was a small boy in ragged clothes. I had often 43 what kind of home life David had,and what kind of mother could send her son to school dressed so 44 for the cold winter months,without a coat, boots, or gloves. But something made David 45 I can still remember he was always 46 a smile and willing to help. He always 47 after school to straighten chairs and mop the floor. We never talked much. He 48 just simply smile and ask what else he could do,then thank me for letting him stay and slowly 49 home.
Weeks passed and the 50 over the coming Christmas grew into restlessness until the last day of 51 before the holiday break. I smiled in 52 as the last of them hurried out the door. Turning around I saw David 53 standing by my desk
"I have something for you," he said and 54 from behind his back a small box, 55 it to me, he said worriedly, " Open it. " I took the box from him, thanked him and slowly unwrapped it. I lifted the lid and to my 56 saw nothing. I looked at David's smiling face and back into the box and said, "The box is nice,David,but it's 57 "
"Oh no it isn't, said David. "It's full of love. My mum told me before she died that love is something you couldn't see or touch unless you know it's there."
Tears filled my eyes 58 I looked at the proud dirty face that I had rarely given 59 to. After that Christmas, David and I became good friends and I never forgot the meaning 60 the little empty box set on my desk.
41. A.eager B.courageous C.serious D.careful