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Julie wanted to be a firefighter when she grew up．
“I will put out fires, ”she told her friends at lunch．
“I will save people．I will even drive the fire truck．”
The boys in her class laughed．
“Only men can be firefighters,”they said．
“Women are not strong. They cannot lift a heavy hose or carry people to safety. Women are too short to drive a fire truck. ”
“Women can be firefighters,” Julie said．“You’ll see.”
The next day was show and tell at school．
Julie went first.
“I would like you to meet someone,”she told her class.
Just then, a tall, strong woman walked in．
She carried a heavy hose.
“This is my sister, Jean. She is a firefighter. ”
firefighter：a person who puts out fires in houses, forests, and other places 消防员
hose：a long tube filled with water used for putting out fires 水龙带
show and tell：an activity for young children—each child brings an object from home and describes it to the other children 展示课