What did the writer mean by "That was all Tasmika needed to hear"? Was there something she shouldn't have heard or some other meaning? I don't get it.
ex)We met Tasmika one afternoon when we were visiting Tanya and her son, Victor. Tasmika was playing with Victor. She was a small child with quick dark eyes and long braids of hair that reached her waist. There was nothing shy about Tamiska. She was happy and cheerful. She smiled and tossed her braids as she talked, and she seemed to fill the room with her liveliness.
Tanya told us that Tasmika lived on the next street with her mother and father. She added with a smile that Tasmika was also in first grade and that she was a good reader. That was all Tasmika needed to hear. She had come straight from school, and she had her book bag with her. She opened it up, took out a book, and flipped through the pages.
Last edited by keannu; 20-Mar-2012 at 07:21.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Feb-2012 at 09:56. Reason: typo
She had come straight from school, ...
and "she flipped through the pages", not "throught".
I filled in the missing parts and thanks for the mistyped words(You can imagine how much I have to type torturing my fingers, kidding!!).
For your "Having heard that Victor was a good reader", I think actually the praise "she is a good reader" is for Tamiska not for Victor, so that probably motivated her to study with books.
I'll read more carefully next time!
That's okay, you are still a good teacher for me. You've given me countless valuable answers, and only one mistake is nothing.
What do you mean by "quick dark eyes"? I have never heard of "quick eyes"? Does "quick" mean glittering or calm eyes?
It means she looked alert.