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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
МАЛИКОВА МАРЬЯМ МАЛИКОВНА. Преподаватель английского языка. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. HIGH.
Before I took part in the Expedition through the Arctic, I had lived by a schedule. In the Arctic you lose sense of time. Having 24 hours of sunlight we could start our hiking at what we thought was 3 PM but it was actually 3 AM.
Our entire being was focused on one thing: survival.
That day or night (I can’t say for sure) I was on polar bear watch while the others were sleeping.
I didn’t have to fall asleep so I looked outside for some fresh air and came face to face with a ...
I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was really she, herself, a Snow-Maiden!
Being a little boy, I thought she lived only in fairy- tales.
But she was standing in front of me and looking at me.
After a while she smiled and said: “Hello, why are you looking at me in such a strange way? Is anything wrong?”
I couldn’t say a word… She was pretty, slim, her face was round with big blue shining eyes, dark eyebrows, long fair hair.
Her rosy cheeks, a little straight nose and red lips made her face charming.
She was really good-looking and what a nice smile she had! I’ve never seen such a smile!
I was astonished but then slowly I came to my conscious and whispered:”How do you do! My name is… I am…”.
“Don’t worry. I know everything. You see I’m like an angel for those people who intend to do only good actions during their life.
I help and defend them, show the right way in their life. I suppose you’ll agree.
There are too many problems in our Earth now, only people themselves can solve it and save our planet to live happily.
I added:”Oh, yes, quite right you are, my fair lady! I have no words to retell what the mankind have done (and are going on destroying) our environment.
We must begin protecting it immediately! Otherwise it will be too late and nobody can help us”.
“I know that you are a kind and clever man,- continued a Snow-Maiden.
Bad people cannot see and meet me. I’m invisible for them, I live only in the pictures of the fairy-tales and postcards for them… .
You are lucky. Will you try to make happy millions of people? Do you know how…?”
Of course, I didn’t know at that moment. ”I promise you, I’ll do my best to find this way,-“I answered.
“Oh, sorry, it’s high time for me to leave for other places I’m waited for there too.
Bye, my best wishes to you…”. I touched her tender little fingers, they were very cold like the Arctic ice.
Oh, it was not a sweet dream, I’m sure of it. It was really she, herself, a Snow-Maiden…
“Awake up, we have been already waiting for you for 10 minutes, be quick!” I slowly turned around and saw one of my friends standing by me.
I looked at him smiling and understood “Now I was ready to do only good deeds only not to be late.
I’d like to cry:”People all over the world! Do you hear me? Everyone has an angel if you are ready to do only good actions.
Our planet is tired of horror and waste! We have a little time yet, listen to your heart, please.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! Are you ready?
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