Andrew Bennett talked for the first time about the night his wife was killed. The judge thought it was he who killed his wife. Now he wrote to a magazine from the prison about what happened on the night of November 23.1995.
“I had to stay late at the hospital that night to do an operation. I left at about 11 p.m. I drove home slowly because the weather was terrible. The wind was blowing and it was raining heavily. I was turning into our road when a man suddenly ran in front of my car. I almost hit him but I stopped just in time. I was frightened and the men looked frightened, too. I got out of the car but he ran away before I could ask if he was all right. It was very strange. When I got home, the lights were on but it was very quiet. I called to my wife but there was no answer. Then I remembered that she was out at a concert.”
“I was still very upset about what happened on the road. So I went to have a bath. Then I saw that the window in the bathroom was open. This was strange because my wife always locked the doors and windows before she went out. She was afraid of burglars. When I went to close it, I found Ellen lying there, blood everywhere. I rushed over and felt for her pulse but she was dead. I sat on the floor beside her body and was too frightened to do anything.”
“The next thing I knew was the sky was getting bright. I can’t remember a thing about that night. In the morning I phoned the police. They arrived half an hour after I phoned them. But it seemed like a few hours. During that time I tried hard to remember anything I could about the night before. I couldn’t stop thinking about the man in the road. What was he doing on that night in our quiet neighborhood? Why did he look so frightened? Why did he run away?”
88．Did Andrew Bennett write the letter at home?
89．How did Andrew Bennett succeed in avoiding (避免) a traffic accident that nearly happened?
90．What did Andrew Bennett’s wife want to do that night?
91．What were the two strange things that Andrew Bennett mentioned (提到)?
92．How long did it take the police to get to Andrew Bennett’s house?
93．Who do you think might be the murderer (杀人犯)? Give at least two reasons.
88．No, he didn't.
89．He stopped (his car) in time.
90．She wanted to go to the concert that night/She wanted to be out at a concert./ Go to the concert.
91．1) The man (looked frightened and) ran away before Andrew Bennett asked him anything./Andrew Bennett got out of the car but the man ran away before Andrew Bennett could ask if he was all right 2) The window in the bathroom was open
92．It took the police half an hour (to get to Andrew Bennett's house)./ Half an hour.
93．I think the man might be the murderer. First, according to Andrew Bennett, their neighbourhood was quiet, so few strangers would appear in the neighbourhood. But the man went there on a rainy night. Second, he was afraid and ran away when Andrew Bennett got out of the car and asked if he was all right. What's more, he didn't argue with Andrew when Andrew nearly hit him.