Chinese Stories 5 Sorry (对不起)
Another short and simple story. New words for me were 收取(Shōuqǔ) which means to “charge”, and 吓(xià) which means “to scare” I had been incorrectly using the adjective 害怕 (Hàipà) which means “scared” prior to this story. Enjoy.
“I'm sorry, Madam, but I shall have to charge you twenty dollars for pulling your boy's tooth.”
“Twenty dollars! Why, I understand you to say that you charged only four dollars for such work!”
“Yes, but this youngster yelled so terribly that he scared four other patients out of the office.”