The captain of a small ship had to go along a rocky coast, but he was unfamiliar with it, so he tried to find a qualified pilot to guide him. He went ashore in one of the small ports, and a local fisherman pretended that he was a pilot because he needed some money. The captain took him on board and asked him where to steer the ship.
After half an hour the captain began to suspect that the fisherman did not really know what he was doing and where he was going.
"Are you sure you are a qualified pilot?" he asked.
"Oh, yes," answered the fisherman. "I know every rock on this part of the coast."
Suddenly there was a terrible crash from under the ship. At once the fisherman added, "And that’s one of them." (138 words)
Useful Words and Expressions:
Qualified adj. 有资格的
qualify as a doctor取得医生资格
qualify for the vote有选举权
qualify to do sth．使有资格做某事
on board 到船上，在船上
suspect sb．of a crime怀疑某人犯罪
I suspected her motives.我怀疑她的动机。