I'll Always Be There for You 我永远都在你身边
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  I'll Always Be There for You 我永远都在你身边
  ◎ Jim Burns
  In 1989 an 6.9 earthquake almost flattened1 America, killing2 over 270 people in less than fourminutes.
  In the midst of utter devastation3 and chaos4, a father left his wife safely at home and rushed to theschool where his son was supposed to be, only to discover that the building was as flat as apancake.
  After the unforgettably initial shock, he remembered the promise he had made to his son: “Nomatter what, I’ll always be there for you!” And tears began to fill his eyes. As he looked at the pileof ruins that once was the school, it looked hopeless, but he kept remembering his commitment tohis son.
  He began to direct his attention towards where he walked his son to class at school each morning.
  Remembering his son’s classroom would be in the back right corner of the building, he rushedthere and started digging through the ruins.
  As he was digging, other helpless parents arrived, clutchingtheir hearts, saying: “My son!” “Mydaughter!” Other well-meaning parents tried to pull him off what was left of the school, saying:
  “It’s too late! They’re all dead! You can’t help! Go home! Come on, face reality, there’s nothingyou can do!”
  To each parent he responded with one line: “Are you going to help me now?” And then hecontinued to dig for his son, stone by stone.
  The fire chief showed up and tried to pull him off the school’s ruins saying, “Fires are breakingout, explosions are happening everywhere. You’re in danger. We’ll take care of it. Go home.” Towhich this loving, caring American father asked, “Are you going to help me now?”
  The police came and said, “You’re angry, anxious and it’s over. You’re endangering others. Gohome. We’ll handle it!” To which he replied, “Are you going to help me now?” No one helped.
  Courageously5 he went on alone because he needed to know for himself, “Is my boy alive or is hedead?”
  He dug for 8 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, 36 hours, then, in the 38th hour, he pulled back a largestone and heard his son’s voice. He screamed his son’s name, “Armand!” He heard back, “Dad?
  It’s me, Dad! I told the other kids not to worry. I told them that if you were alive, you’d save meand when you saved me, they’d be saved. You promised, No matter what happens, I’ll always bethere for you! You did it, Dad!”
  “What’s going on in there? How is it?” the father asked.
  “There are 14 of us left out of 33, Dad. We’re scared, hungry, thirsty and thankful you’re here.
  When the building collapsed6, it made a triangle, and it saved us.”
  “Come out, boy!”
  “No, Dad! Let the other kids out first, because I know you’ll get me! No matter what happens, Iknow you’ll always be there for me!”


1 flattened 1d5d9fedd9ab44a19d9f30a0b81f79a8     
  • She flattened her nose and lips against the window. 她把鼻子和嘴唇紧贴着窗户。
  • I flattened myself against the wall to let them pass. 我身体紧靠着墙让他们通过。
2 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
3 devastation ku9zlF     
  • The bomb caused widespread devastation. 炸弹造成大面积破坏。
  • There was devastation on every side. 到处都是破坏的创伤。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 chaos 7bZyz     
  • After the failure of electricity supply the city was in chaos.停电后,城市一片混乱。
  • The typhoon left chaos behind it.台风后一片混乱。
5 courageously wvzz8b     
  • Under the correct leadership of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, the army and civilians in flooded areas fought the floods courageously, reducing the losses to the minimum. 在中共中央、国务院的正确领导下,灾区广大军民奋勇抗洪,把灾害的损失减少到了最低限度。
  • He fought death courageously though his life was draining away. 他虽然生命垂危,但仍然勇敢地与死亡作斗争。
6 collapsed cwWzSG     
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
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