Oct 162014
 

Our story today is called “Luck.” It was written by Mark Twain. Here is Shep O’Neal with the story.

I was at a dinner in London given in honor of one of the most celebrated English military men of his time. I do not want to tell you his real name and titles. I will just call him Lieutenant General Lord Arthur Scoresby.

 

 
Words in this Story
ally– n. (pl. allies) a country that supports and helps another country in a war
disabled – adj. having a physical or mental disability : unable to perform one or more natural activities (such as walking or seeing) because of illness, injury, etc.
dismiss – v. to send away; to refuse to consider
dismissal – n. the act of sending a person away (from a position at work or in a school)
join up – (idiom) enlist in the military service
superiors – n. a person of higher rank or status than another

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