As we’re reading in class Roald Dahl’s „COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED TALES“ and more precisely ” Man from the South“, a macabre kind of story, I was wondering whether somebody had made a film of it and to my surprise I saw that Alfred Hichcock did. (See below)
The story is about an addicted gambler, who is trying to convince a young man, who is bragging with his lighter, to make a bet with him. The man from the South promises the boy to give him his Cadillac in case he loses. But what is at stake for he young man if he loses, or more precisely, if he does not succeed in striking his lighter successfully ten times without missing.
Aren’t you curious to know the ending?
Here some vocabulary:
|a cluster of nuts||grappolo o un gruppo di persone|
|a naval training vessel||nave della marina|
|to be ashore||essere alla riva|
|uneven teeth||denti irregolari|
|bouncing stride||cammino rimbalzante|
|to snipp the ends off||tagliare la punta|
|to be ready to flip the wheel||essere pronto per fare girare la ruota|
|to strike the lighter successfully||accendere l’accendino con successo|
|to cup the hands||unire le mani|
|a chopping knife||un coltello usato da macellaio
|to bet a car||scommettere una macchina|