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George worked in San Francisco He was not married, and he usually had his lunch, and occasionally his dinner, in small restaurants.

乔治在旧金山工作。他没结婚,通常他都是在小餐馆吃午餐,偶尔也在那儿吃晚餐。

One evening he decided to go to an expensive restaurant, and when he got in, he saw a large,heavy man who he had not seen for several years sitting by himself  at a table. He thought for a few moments and then remembered the man' s name, so he went up to him and said politely, "Hello, Mr. Grey. How's business?"

一个傍晚,他决定到一家贵一点的餐馆去吃饭。进去的时候,他看见一位块头很大,好几年没见面的朋友独自坐在一边。他想了一会儿,记起了这个人的名字,就走过去很礼貌地说:“晦!格雷先生,近来生意可好?”

"Oh, it' s not good at all,” the large man answered.

这位大块头回答:“一点也不好。”

George looked at the expensive food and wine on Mr. Grey's table and was surprised. "It certainly doesn't look as if your business is bad,”he said.

乔治看了看格霍先生桌上的美酒佳肴,很惊讶地说:“看来你的生意好像不坏嘛!”

"Well,”Mr. Grey answered sadly, "I'm afraid you’re wrong. A few years ago I was doing very well, and could afford to bring my wife to this place for dinner too.”

格雷先生满脸愁容地回答:“哦!恐怕你搞错了。几年前,生意不错的时候,我可以把我太太也带来一块儿吃晚餐。”