The night fell heavy in the heights of the mountains and the man could not see anything. All was black. Zero visibility. The moon and the stars were covered by the clouds. As he was climbing only a few feet away from the top of the mountain, he slipped suddenly and fell into the air, falling at great speed. He could only see black spots as he went down, and the terrible sensation of being sucked by gravity grew more and more powerful.
He kept falling, and in the moments of great fear, it came to his mind all the good and bad aspects of his life, his ambition, his failure, relatives, friends and... He was thinking now about how close death was getting, when all of a sudden he felt the rope tied to his waist pull him very hard. His body was hanging in the air.
Only the rope was holding him and in that moment of stillness he had no other but to scream, “Help me! Help me, God.”
All of a sudden, a deep voice coming from the sky answered, “What do you want me to do?”
“Save me, God.”
“Do you really think I can save you?”
“Of course! I believe you can.”
“Then cut the rope tied to your waist.”
There was a moment of silence and the man decided to hold on to the rope with all his strength.
The rescue team tells that the next morning a climber was found dead and frozen, his body hanging from a rope. His hands holding tight to it. Only one foot away from the ground.
And we? How attached we are to the rope tied to our waist? Sometimes we are always tied to what we take as the only dependence. Maybe we should have a try to let ourselves go.
21.We can know that________.
A. the man fell down on reaching the top B. the man thought nothing during falling
C. the man was saved thanks to the rope D. the man was found dead at daybreak
22. Actually the man really believed _______.
A. God B. himself C. fortune D. rope
23. What’s the best title of the passage?
A. Let go of the rope B. Believe yourself C. Have the Last Laugh D. The Master of Fate
24. Where will we probably read the passage?
A. New York Times B. Tourism Journals C. Reader’s Digest D. China Daily