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Strange News Story Number Fourteen

"Buses! Buses!"
This story is about an adventurous child. Were you like this when you were so young? Enjoy!

Vocabulary Story

A Hong Kong (1) toddler who just loves watching buses got (2) the ride of his life after (3) sneaking onto a (4) double-decker which (5) zipped him on (6) an odyssey half way across town.

The boy, (7) barely 21 months old, (8) slipped away from his brother on Thursday while they were playing and was only (9) discovered on the bus about an hour later, police told newspaper reporters. It was not clear why the driver or other (10) passengers didn't (11) notice him sooner.

When finally reunited with his (12) anxious mom and dad, he excitedly repeated: "Buses! I like buses."

New Words

(1) a small child, about 2 or 3 years old
(2) the best ride of his whole life
(3) doing something secretly, with nobody watching
(4) a bus with stairs that go up to a higher level
(5) moved very, very fast
(6) a long trip or adventure
(7) not much past
(8) quietly went away
(9) found
(10) people who ride the bus
(11) see him
(12) worried, a little afraid

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