I was shopping in the supermarket when I heard a young voice.“Mom，come here！There's this lady here my size！”
The mother rushed to her son；then she turned to me to say sorry to me.
I smiled and told her，“It's OK.”Then I talked to the boy，“Hi，I'm Dory Kramer. How are you？”
He studied me from head to toe，and asked，“Are you a little mommy？”
“Yes，I have a son,” I answered.
“Why are you so little?”he asked.
“It's the way I was born,” I said.“Some people are little. Some are tall. I'm just not going to grow any bigger.”After I answered his other questions，I shook the boy's hand and left.
My life as a little person is filled with stories like that. I enjoy talking to children and explaining why I look different from their parents.
It takes only one glance( 一瞥) to see I’m different. I stand three feet nine inches tall(="1.14" metres).I was born a dwarf．In spite of this，I did all the things other kids did when I was growing up.
I didn't realize how short I was until I started school. Some kids called me names (辱骂).Then I knew. I began to hate the first day of school each year.
But I learned to smile and face the fact that I was going to be noticed my whole life. What I lacked in height，I made up for in personality. When people are rude，I remind myself，“Look what else I have－a great family，nice friends.”
【小题1】Why did the mother say sorry to Dory Kramer?
|A．Because the boy ran into the author.|
|B．Because the boy hit the author.|
|C．Because the boy said the author was fatter than him.|
|D．Because the mother thought the boy's words had hurt the author.|
【小题2】What does a dwarf
|A．Of medium height.||B．Very tall.|
|C．Very short.||D．Very thin.|
【小题3】When did the author realize that she was too short?
|A．When she grew up.|
|B．When she was 47 years old.|
|C．When she began to go to school.|
|D．When she met the boy in the supermarket.|
【小题4】What does the sentence “What I lacked in height，I made up for in personality”
|A．Although I am not tall, I often dress up to make myself different. |
|B．Although I am not tall, I can make myself tall by dressing up.|
|C．Although I am not tall, I try to keep it as my personal secrets. |
|D．Although I am not tall, I can make myself good with good personal qualities.|
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