Tim Vicary


A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Written for Learners of English by Tim Vicary.

When a large plane is hijacked, the Prime Minister looks at the list of passengers and suddenly becomes very, very frightened.

There is a name on the list that the Prime Minister knows very well – too well. There is someone on that plane who will soon be dead – if the hijackers can find out who he is! And there isn’t much time. One man lies dead on the runway. In a few minutes the hijackers will use their guns again. And the Prime Minister knows who they are going to kill.
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    Katherine Ramirezhas quoted6 months ago
    The air hostess smiled. ‘Welcome aboard, sir. Would you like a newspaper?’

    ‘Yes, please.’ Carl took the newspaper and looked at his ticket. ‘I’m in seat 5F. Where’s that?’

    ‘It’s near the front of the plane, sir. On the left, there. By the window.’

    ‘I see. Thank you very much.’ Carl smiled back at the air hostess. She was young and pretty. Just like my daughter, he thought.

    He put his bag under his seat and sat down. His friend Harald sat beside him. They watched the other passengers coming onto the plane. Harald looked at his watch.

    ‘9.30 p.m.,’ he said. ‘Good. We’re on time.’

    Carl agreed. ‘And in three hours we’ll be home,’ he said. ‘That’s good. We’ve been away for a long time. You’ll be pleased to see your family, won’t you, Harald?’

    Harald smiled. ‘Yes, I will. Have you seen this, sir?’ He opened his bag and took out two small planes. ‘These are for my sons. I always bring something back for them.’

    ‘How old are your sons?’ Carl asked.

    ‘Five and almost seven. The older one has a birthday tomorrow.

    La azafata sonrió. 'Bienvenido a bordo, señor. ¿Quiere un periódico?

    Sí, por favor. Carl cogió el periódico y miró su billete. Estoy en el asiento 5F. ¿Dónde está eso?

    Está cerca de la parte delantera del avión, señor. A la izquierda, allí. Junto a la ventana".

    Ya veo. Muchas gracias". Carl sonrió a la azafata. Era joven y guapa. Como mi hija, pensó.

    Colocó su bolsa bajo el asiento y se sentó. Su amigo Harald se sentó a su lado. Observaron a los demás pasajeros que entraban en el avión. Harald miró su reloj.

    9.30 p.m.", dijo. Bien. Llegamos a tiempo'.

    Carl estuvo de acuerdo. Y en tres horas estaremos en casa', dijo. Eso es bueno. Llevamos mucho tiempo fuera. Te alegrarás de ver a tu familia, ¿verdad, Harald?

    Harald sonrió. Sí, lo haré. ¿Ha visto esto, señor? Abrió su bolsa y sacó dos pequeños aviones. Son para mis hijos. Siempre traigo algo para ellos'.

    ¿Qué edad tienen sus hijos? preguntó Carl.

    Cinco y casi siete. El mayor cumple años mañana.

    Baha Vardarhas quoted2 years ago
    appy — and they will use their guns again, and again. If you don’t give them what they want, t

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