Chiếc thùng bí ẩn

January 29, 2020

Tóm Tắt

Trên chuyến hải hành từ Calorina về Newyork, tác giả đã gặp người bạn thời sinh viên của mình. Một hoạ sỹ người mà trước đó không lâu đã viết thư khoe về việc đã cưới được một người vợ trẻ xinh đẹp và dịu dàng.

Đi theo hành trình của anh bạn hoạ sỹ còn lĩnh kỉnh một chiếc hộp hình chứ nhật mà theo tác giả suy đoán đó có thể là thùng đựng tác phẩm hội hoạ của bạn mình.

Khi tàu gặp bão và chìm, mọi người đều xuống thuyền cứu hộ để rời đi, thì anh bạn hoạ sỹ vẫn ôm khư khư chiếc thùng của mình để rồi chìm theo con tàu và nằm lại vĩnh viễn nơi biển sâu.

Không lẽ nào chỉ vì một chiếc thùng đựng tác phẩm hội hoạ lại hi sinh cả tính mạng của mình. Vậy thật sự trong thùng đó là thứ gì mà làm cho một người bất chấp tính mạng của mình…

Từ Vựng

  • beneath /bɪˈniθ/ (prep) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/beneath_pronunciation.mp3″] : directly under something or at a lower level
  • oar /ɔr/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/oar_pronunciation.mp3″] : a long stick with a wide flat blade at one end, used for rowing a boat
  • rowboat /ˈroʊˌboʊt/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/rowboat_pronunciation.mp3″] : a small boat that you move by pulling on two long poles with flat ends, called oars
  • sink /sɪŋk/ (v) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sink_pronunciation_41142.mp3″] : to disappear below the surface of the water
  • corridor /ˈkɔrɪˌdɔr/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corridor_pronunciation.mp3″] : a long passage inside a building with doors on each side
  • coastline /ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/coastline_pronunciation.mp3″] : the land along a coast, especially when seen from the ocean or the air
  • shore /ʃɔr/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/shore_pronunciation.mp3″] : the land that is on the edge of a lake, river, or ocean
  • steer /stɪr/ (v) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/steer_pronunciation.mp3″] : to control the direction in which a vehicle moves
  • mast /mæst/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mast_pronunciation.mp3″] : a tall pole that the sails hang from on a ship
  • storm /stɔrm/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/storm_pronunciation.mp3″] : an occasion when a lot of rain falls very quickly, often with very strong winds or thunder and lightning
  • upset /ˌʌpˈset/ (adj) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/upset_pronunciation.mp3″] : very sad, worried, or angry about something
  • behavior /bɪˈheɪvjər/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/behavior_pronunciation.mp3″] : the way that someone behaves
  • extremely /ɪkˈstrimli/ (adv) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/extremely_pronunciation.mp3″] : very: used for emphasizing an adjective or adverb
  • faint /feɪnt/ (v) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/faint_pronunciation.mp3″] : a faint sight, sound, smell, or taste is not strong or clear
  • pale /peɪl/ (adj) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pale_pronunciation.mp3″] : light and not bright in color
  • valuable /ˈvæljəb(ə)l/ (adj) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/valuable_pronunciation.mp3″] : worth a lot of money
  • conversation /ˌkɑnvərˈseɪʃ(ə)n/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/conversation_pronunciation.mp3″] : a talk between two or more people, usually a private and informal one
  • oblong /ˈɑbˌlɔŋ/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/oblong_pronunciation.mp3″] : a shape with four straight sides and four 90º angles. Two of the parallel sides are longer than the other two sides
  • servant /ˈsɜrvənt/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/servant_pronunciation.mp3″] : someone whose job is to cook, clean, or do other work in someone else’s home
  • selfish /ˈselfɪʃ/ (adj) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/selfish_pronunciation.mp3″] : thinking only about yourself and not caring about other people
  • material /məˈtɪriəl/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/material_pronunciation.mp3″] : a substance, especially one used for a particular purpose
  • expected /ɪkˈspektəd/ (adj) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/expected_pronunciation.mp3″] : likely to happen or be true
  • harbor /ˈhɑrbər/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/harbour_pronunciation.mp3″] : an area of water near the land where it is safe for boats to stay. A port is a harbor where passengers and goods can be taken on and off
  • charming /ˈtʃɑrmɪŋ/ (adj) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/charming_pronunciation.mp3″] : very attractive and pleasant
  • cabin /ˈkæbɪn/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cabin_pronunciation.mp3″] : a small simple wooden house in the mountains or in a forest
  • destination /ˌdestɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/destination_pronunciation.mp3″] : the place where someone or something is going
  • clerk /klɜrk/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/clerk_pronunciation.mp3″] : someone whose job is to serve people in a store. The British word is shop assistant.
  • journey /ˈdʒɜrni/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/journey_pronunciation.mp3″] : an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially when there is a long distance between the places
  • tide /taɪd/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/tide_pronunciation.mp3″] : the way that the level of the ocean regularly rises and falls during the day. The tide comes in or rises, then it turns and goes out or falls, and then turns again. At its highest point the tide is in and it is high tide, and at its lowest point the tide is out and it is low tide.
  • sailing /ˈseɪlɪŋ/ (n) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sailing_pronunciation.mp3″] : the sport or activity of traveling across water in a sailboat
  • several /ˈsev(ə)rəl/ (pro) [sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://ngon.top/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/several_pronunciation.mp3″]  : a number of people or things that is more than two or three, but not many

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