Gerard Croiset from Holland could see what was happening somewhere else and he used his unusual ability to help the police to find missing people, anywhere in the world.
Professor Sandelius lived with his 24-year-old daughter Carol in Topeka, in the USA. One day something strange happened. Carol disappeared. The police looked for her everywhere. First they showed photographs to everybody in town, but nobody knew anything about her. Then they started a nationwide search, but they couldn’t find her anywhere. After eight weeks there was nothing else that the police could do.
Professor Sandelius was prepared to try anything to find his daughter. He had heard about Croiset and he contacted him. ‘ Can you do something to help ?’ he asked. ‘ No one else can”.
Croiset never refused to help people. He told Professor Sandelius that Carol was alive. ‘ I see her somewhere near water and small boats. Now I see her riding with someone in a lorry and now in a big red car. Don’t worry. You will know something definite in six days.'
Five days passed and Professor Sandelius still hadn’t heard anything. On the sixth day, early in the morning, he went downstairs to telephone Croiset. He was amazed to see that someone was sitting on the sofa. It was his daughter, safe and well!
The details which Croiset had given were accurate. He had ‘ seen ‘ Carol form 8,000 kilometres away. He had told the police where she was, and they had brought her home.
Gerard Croiset died in 1980. He never took money for his detective work.
Answer the questions. 1. What nationality was Croiset ?
2. Where did Professor Sandelius and his daughter live ?
3. What Professor Sandelius do after his daughter had disappeared ?
4. How long did the police try to find his daughter ?
5. What Croiset tell Professor Sandelius about his daughter ?
6. How long did Professor Sandelius have to wait to see her daughter
7. How far was Carol from home before the police brought her back ?
2. In the USA
3. He reported the police.
4. 8 weeks
5. She was still alive.
6. 6 days
7. 8,000 km.
แหล่งที่มาของข้อมูล : หนังสือ Grammar Four by Jennifer Seidl, Oxford University Press