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That Evening Sun (Go Down)

girl with washing basketIn this story by William Faulkner, three children observe the of concern shown by their parents for the possible danger faced by an African-American woman who has washed the family clothes for many years. The woman fears that her husband is going to kill her because she is carrying a white man’s child. At the end of the story, we are left wondering whether he succeeds.

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(v: lack, lacks, lacked, lacking) To have too little or none of. He lacked the courage to join the army. (ขาด)
(n: lack, noncount) The state of not having any or enough. The lack of food meant that we always went to bed hungry. (ขาด) 2000

A Rose for Emily

a rose for emilyA Rose for Emily by William Faulkner is one of the most studied English short stories in U.S. schools. Sadly, the original would make little sense to all but the very best EFL learners. Faulkner’s writing style is known for its very long sentences and the way he often uses quite language to create imagery.

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version(n: version pl versions) 1. A story or description that is different in some way from another person's story or description. The boy gave his version of what had happened. (เรื่องราว) 2. A form of something (such as a product) that is different in some way from other forms. A new version of the software should be available soon. (รุ่น) 2000

(adj: complex) Not easy to understand or explain; not simple. (ซับซ้อน) 2000