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Now the VOA special english program Words anf their stories.

Many people believe that money makes the world go around.Others believe that money buys happniess.I do not agree with either idea.But I do admit that money can make people do strange things.Let me tell you a person I once knew who like to play card games for money.He like to <gamble赌博>.

My friend Bomb had a problem,because he like to gamble at all costs.He would play at anytime and at any price.To take part in a card game such as <poker扑克> ,my friend would have to empty up.He would have to pay a small amount of money at the beginning of the game.Bomb always played with cold-hard cash,only coins and dollar bills.Sometimes my friend would clean up.He would win a lot of money on one card game.He like to tell that one day he would break the bank.What feeling it must be to win all of the money at the gambling table.

Othertimes myfriend would simply break even.He neither won or lost money.But somthings Bomb would lose his shirt.He would lose all the money he had.He took a beating at the gambling table.When this happened,my friend would have to go in <a hole>,he would go into debt and own people money.

Recently,Bomb turned to crime after losing all his money.In his job,he <kept> the books for a small business.He supervised the records of money earned and spent by the company. Althrough my friend with usually honest,he dicided to cook the books.He illegally change the financial records of the company.This permitted him to make a fast <bark>,my friend makes him quick , easy money just <dishonestly>.I never thought Bomb would have <sticky> fingers.He did not seem like a theif who would still money.But some people will do anything for <love> of money.


Bomb used the money he stole form the company to gamble again.This time he cashed in.He made a lot of money.Quockly,he was back on his feet.He had returned to good financial health.His company,however,ended it up in the <red>.It lost more money than it earned. The company was no longer profitable.It did not take long before my friend's dishonesty was discovered.The company investigated and charged him with stealing.Bomb try<-ied> to pass the <bark>,he try<-ied> to blame someone else for the deficit.His lie did not work,however,he ended up in jail.Today I would <bet> bottom dollar that my friend will never gamble again.I would bet all I have that he learned his lesson about gambling.


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