Rip Van Winkle
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Rip Van Winkle was a …. a) doctor; b) farmer; c)artist
He was …. a) kind; b) clever; c)handsome
He didn’t like to … a) sing; b) play; c) work on his farm
One day Rip Van Winkle went to the … a) village; b) market; c) mountains
He saw a … a) man; b) boy; c)ghost
Answer the questions.
Where did Rip Van Winkle live?
Was he a kind man?
What did he do when his wife was angry with him?
Who did he see in the forest one day?
What happened to Rip Van Winkle high up in the mountains?
Rip Van Winkle (After W. Irving)
Rip Van Winkle was a farmer. He lived in a village near high mountains, not far from the river Hudson. He was a very kind man. The children in the village loved him. He often took part in their games and made them toys.
He was always ready to help other people in their work, but he did not like to work on his farm, and his wife was often angry with him. Rip never answered her, but went out with his rifle and his dog into the mountains.
One fine autumn day Rip Van Winkle went into the mountains, lie walked very high up and then lay down under a tree in the forest to rest. He slept for some time. Then he heard his name: "Rip Van Winkle, Rip Van Winkle!" He opened his eyes and looked around, but could see nobody. He thought that it was a mistake, but again he heard: "Rip Van Winkle, Rip Van Winkle!" At the same time his dog began to growl.
Rip looked again and this time he saw a little old man with a barrel on his back. The old man called to Rip to come and help him, the barrel was full of wine. Rip agreed to help him, and they went up higher into the mountains. Then they stopped, and Rip saw before him some old men playing bail. When they saw Rip, they stopped playing and looked at him for a long time. Rip did not like that. The old man now opened his barrel and gave some wine to each of the men. They drank it and began to play again. Rip sat down near the barrel of wine. "I'll drink some wine when they are not looking," he said to himself. Then he drank some wine, and he liked it very much. Soon Rip wanted to sleep, so he lay down on the grass and shut his eyes.
When Rip Van Winkle opened his eyes, he saw that he was under a tree in the forest high up in the mountains. It was a bright sunny morning. "Have I slept here all night?" thought Rip. "How angry my wife will be when I come home." He remembered everything very well. The old man with the barrel of wine, the men playing ball, and the wine in the barrel, which he liked so much.
He looked for the nice clean rifle that he had with him, but all that he saw was a very old rifle near him. He called his dog, but it did not come. Then he stood up ready to go home, but he could not walk well. "Sleeping in the mountains is not good for me," he said to himself, and began to go down very slowly.