We spent a day in the country, picking wild flowers. With the car full of flowers we were going home. On our way back my wife noticed a cupboard outside a furniture shop. It was tall and narrow. “Buy it,” my wife said at once. “We’ll carry it home on the roof rack(行李架), I’ve always wanted one like that.”
What could I do? Ten minutes later I was 2 0 pounds poorer, and the cupboard was tied onto the roof rack. It was six inches long and eighteen inches square, quite heavy too.
In the gathering darkness I drove slowly. Other drivers seemed unusually polite that evening. The police even stopped traffic to let us through. Carrying furniture was a good idea.
After a time my wife said, “There’s a long line of cars behind. Why don’t they overtake, I wonder?”
In fact a police car did overtake. The two officers inside looked at us seriously as they passed. But then, with great kindness, they led us through the rush-hour traffic. The police car stopped at our village church. One of the officers came to me.
“Right, sir,” he said. “Do you need any more help?”
I was a bit puzzled. “Thanks, officer,” I said. “You have been very kind. I live just on the road.”
He was staring at our car: first at the flowers, and then at the cupboard. “Well, well,” he said, laughing. “It’s a cupboard you’ve got there! We thought it was, something else.”
My wife began to laugh. Then the truth hit me like a stone between the eyes. I smiled at the officer. “Yes, it’s a cupboard, but thanks again.” I drove home as fast as I could.
62. It can be inferred from the passage that______.
A. other drivers kindly let the couple go first, because the husband did not drive fast
B. the cupboard cost less than 20 pounds
C. the husband, in fact, would rather not buy the cupboard
D. all the cars followed the couple’s
63. The police will be more polite to those who are______.
A. in great sorrow
B. driving in the gathering darkness
C. driving with wild flowers in the car
D. carrying furniture
64. What did the police officer think of the cupboard?
A. It was so expensive that it needed their help.
B. It was a box for a dead person to be buried in.
C. There might be something stolen in it.
D. It was a big box with some bomb in it.
65. What did the husband think of the whole matter?
A. It was very strange. B. He took great pride in it.
C. He was puzzled at it D. He felt embarrassed.