Until last year, the greatest sorrow of my life was that my wife Alice and I couldnt have any children. To make up for this in a small way, we always invited all the children on our street to our house each Christmas morning for breakfast.
本文选自美国作家Jim Willis的畅销书《Pieces Of My Heart-----Writings Inspired by Animals and Nature》，该书以自述的形式讲述了一只家犬对昔日主人的真情告白。当年作者用七千美元以全版广告的形式在报纸上刊登了该文章，以一篇文章感动了所有的读者。
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