Reading--The Stranger

The Stranger
The Stranger

draft                         current of air

etched                      engraved; placed a design on a metal plate or glass surface using acid, which eats away the lines

fascinated               interested greatly; attacted very strongly; charmed

frost                         moisture frozen on or in a surface; feathery crystals of ice formed when water vapor in the air condenses at a temperature below freezing

parlor                        formerly, a room for receiving or entertaining guests; sitting room

terror                       great fear

timid                         easily frightened; shy





In late summer, a farmer hits a man in the road with his truck. The speechless stranger then spends several weeks on the farm. The weather stays warm into autumn, and the leaves around the farm remain green. The stranger realizes something is wrong. He leaves the farm, and the weather returns to normal.