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’Guard cat’ credited with preventing would-be robbery
68-year-old Fred Everitt from Mississippi said his pet cat Bandit helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life.
When at least two people tried to break into their home sometime between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on July 25, Bandit did everything she could to alert Everitt of the danger.
He was first awoken by Bandit’s meows in the kitchen. Then, she raced into the bedroom, jumped onto the bed and began pulling the comforter off of him and clawing at his arms. Everitt knew something was wrong.
He got up to investigate and saw two young men outside his back door. One had a handgun, and the other was using a crowbar to try and pry the door open.
He said by the time he retrieved a handgun and returned to the kitchen, the would-be intruders had already fled.（AP）
would-be：形容詞，試圖成為...的；未來的。例句：This is an occasion full of would-be doctors.（這是一個準醫生雲集的場合。）
credit：動詞，歸功於。例句：We need to credit Jason with handing in the assignments in time.（我們能夠及時交作業是傑森的功勞。）
pry：動詞，撬動。例句：He pried the glass jar with a screwdriver.（他用螺絲起子撬開玻璃瓶。）
Walk through the White Desert
The country of Egypt in northeastern Africa is famous as a tourist spot. The ancient pyramids are its most famous attraction, but not the only one. The White Desert, located about 370 km southwest of Cairo, has recently been gaining popularity with adventure travelers. The desert gets its name from the large white rocks and white sand drifts that have been formed by many years of erosion and weathering. Like many parts of the Earth, this area was once underwater.
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