A little girl lived in a simple and poor house on a hill. Usually she __36__ play in the small garden. She could see over the garden fence and across the valley a wonderful house with shining golden windows high on another hill.__37__ she loved her parents and her family, she desired to live in such a house and __38__ all day about how wonderful and exciting __39__ must feel to live there.
At the age when she gained some __40__ skill and sensibility(识别力)，she __41__ her mother for a bike ride __42__ the garden. Her mother finally allowed her to go, __43__ her keeping close to the house and not __44__ too far. The day was beautiful. The little girl knew __45__ where she was heading! __46__ the hill and across the valley, she rode to the __47__ of the golden house.
__48__ she got off her bike and put it against the gate post, she focused on the path __49__ to the house and then on the house itself. She was very disappointed when she __50__ that all the windows were __51__ and rather dirty.
So __52__ and heart－broken，she didn't go any further. She __53__， and all of a sudden she saw an amazing __54__．There on the other side of the valley was a little house and its windows were golden. Looking at her little home, she __55__ that she had been living in her golden house filled with love and care. Everything she dreamed was right there in front of her nose!
36．A. might B．should C．would D．must
37．A. Unless B．Although C．Since D．But
38．A. dreamed B．worried C．asked D．shouted
39．A .this B．that C．it D．which
40．A. different B．scientific C．musical D．basic
41．A. begged B．blamed C．invited D．paid
42．A .inside B．outside C．through D．along
43．A. insisting on B．relying on C．arguing about D．wondering about
44．A. traveling B．running C．riding D．walking
45．A. madly B．rapidly C．exactly D．possibly
46．A. Over B．Down C．Around D．Beside
47．A. windows B．steps C．center D．gate
48．A. Until B．As C．While D．Because
49．A. getting B．introducing C．leading D．moving
50．A. felt B．learned C．concluded D．found
51．A. transparent B．bright C．plain D．wide
52．A. anxious B．angry C．serious D．sad
53．A. turned around B．cheered up C．settled down D．dropped in
54．A. hill B．valley C．background D．sight
55．A. imagined B．decided C．realized D．guessed