After the earthquake, the rescuers arrived at the disaster area as soon as possible. After getting there, they carried out the rescue plan quickly and tried their best to save as many people as they could.
In a destroyed house, they found a woman. She was dead when the rescuers found her. She was covered in the ruins. Through cracks1 of the ruins, they could see her last action. Being on her knees, the upper part of her body was forward, with her hands on the ground to support her body. It looked strange because she was bent out of shape.
The rescuers were sure that she was dead. They shouted at the ruins again and again, and knocked the bricks using sticks, but no response came from inside. Just as the rescuing team went to the next building, suddenly the leader called, "Come here." He came to the body, stretched2 his hands under the woman, feeling and touching, and then he shouted loudly, "There is someone, a baby, still living."
Through some effort, rescuers cleaned up the bricks covering her body. Under her body was her baby, who was packed in a small red quilt3 with yellow flowers. He was about 3 or 4 months old. Because he was well protected by the mother’s body, he was totally safe. He was sleeping when the rescuers carried him out, and his lovely and peaceful face warmed everyone around him. The doctor, along with the rescue team, opened the quilt to check if the baby was all right, and he found there was a mobile phone in the quilt. The doctor looked at the screen. A written message was there, "My dear baby, if you live, don’t forget how much I love you." As a doctor, he has experienced a lot of pain and death, but at that moment, he cried. The mobile phone was passed on to the other people; every person who saw this message shed4 tears.
1. crack n.缝隙
2. stretch v.伸出
3. quilt n.棉被
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