15篇文章贯通4级词汇Unit01-Part4
大耳朵英语  http://www.bigear.cn  2008-04-22 16:05:08  【打印
Meanwhile, over the next year there were countless visits and interviews at the police station and her home. The police appeared to be making no progress in tracking Zac’s whereabouts(行踪). As the days passed, Lesley’s frustration(挫败) mounted and she felt a sense of alarm. Eventually, she decided to take the initiative in continuing the search and she began to use well-established child find agencies. At times, boosted by hopes, she appeared to be on the right trail with a sense of disgust, but her hopes were dashed at the final moment. These obstacles hope. After Zac’s picture was circulated nationwide, telephone calls followed from strangers reporting sightings(被看见的人或事物) of a Zac look alike. Month by month her plan evolved into a campaign equal to a full-scale battle plan. She paid an exceedingly high fee for specialized help, such as the services of an attorney. Lesley became determined to target every major city where Jeff normally contracted business. As the months slopped by, Lesley’s exhaustion became noticeable in her eyes. Her cheeks became hollow pits. Most days she felt as though she did not have an ounce of energy left because proof of Zac’s existence seemed impossible to find.

  Another year passed and her hopes dimmed. Unexpectedly, late in August a promising lead brought her to Los Angeles.

在接下来的一年多时间里,她在警察局和家中接受了无数次的访问和会见。在寻找礼物的下落上,警察似乎并没有取得什么进展。时间一天天地过去,莱斯利感到日益失望,她有一种恐慌的感觉。终于,她决定要争取主动,继续找寻,她开始求助于专门的儿童寻找机构。有时,尽管感到有些厌烦,由于希望的驱使,她还是加入到搜寻线索的行列,但她的希望都在最后时刻破灭了。这些挫折只会令她更坚定不放弃寻找或不丧失希望的决心。扎克的照片在全国传阅,不断有陌生人打来电话,报告说看见了像扎克模样了人。一月又一月,她参与活动的计划安排相当于一场大规模的战役部署。她出高薪请专家帮忙,例如聘请代理人为她服务。莱斯利开始决定在杰夫平日联系生意的每一个主要城市去寻找目标。几个月过去了,从莱斯利的眼里,可以明显感觉到她的确精疲力竭了。她的脸颊深深地凹了下去。大多数日子里,她觉得好像一点儿精力也没有了,因为证明扎克还在的证据看来是不可能找到了。

  又一年过去了,她的希望变得更加渺茫。但出乎意料,八月底,一个很有希望的线索把她带到了洛杉矶。