读美文 背单词：A box of kisses 一盒子的吻
A Box of Kisses
A long time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and be became very angry when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.
However, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, “This is for you, Daddy.” The father was upset by his earlier overreaction, but his anger rose again when he found out the box was empty. He shouted at her, “Don’t you know, when you give someone a present, there should be something inside?”
The little girl looked up at him, tears filled in her eyes, and cried, “Oh, Daddy, it’s not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They are all for you, Daddy.”
The father was shocked. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.
Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. Her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.