Lesson 38 Everything except the weather
My old friend, Harrison, had lived in the Mediterranean for many years before he returned to England.
He had often dreamed of retiring in England and had planned to settle down in the country.
He had no sooner returned than he bought a house and went to live there.
Almost immediately, he began to complain about the weather.
For even though, it was still summer, it rained continually and it was often bitterly cold.
After so many years of sunshine, he got a shock.
He acted as if he had never lived in England before.
In the end, it was more than he could bear.
He had hardly had time to settle down when he sold the house and left the country.
The dream had had for so many years ended there.
Harrison had thought of everything except the weather.