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    The US is welcoming,full of humour,relaxed and stylish. I never had a chance to get close to this “Land of the Free” until last summer.
    I was pretty happy to see Henry even though he had changed a great deal. First, he gave me a huge, American-style hug that nearly choked me to death. Then we started to talk. During our discussion,I was surprised by the expressions he used and his gestures.
    The thing that surprised me most,even though I had prepared for it,was his free way of talking. Every time he wanted something,he would either ask for it himself or get it without my permission. Although I understood we were good friends,I still felt strange.
    Another thing that surprised me was Henry’s ideas about beggars. One day after coming across some,Henry said to me:“Those beggars don’t deserve(值得) our coins for they are no more than selling their dignity at a low price.” Henry told me that beggars in America normally “do” something like playing the guitar to “earn” money instead of begging,so that they keep their dignity.
    Well,I have never associated beggars with something like dignity
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