Statue cries - level 2
A statue of the Virgin Mary has been getting a lot of attention recently. It stands in a woman’s living room, and she says that she has seen a miracle.
She saw oily tears going down the statue’s face. The woman told her husband. He only smiled and didn’t believe her at first, but then he saw oil on the statue’s face and he believed.
For the past week, many Christians have come to see the statue. Many of them travelled for hours by cars or buses to get a blessing. Everything, however, might not be as it seems. This may be a hoax. The woman has said that her son checked the statue and found out that it is filled with oil.
Difficult words: miracle (something unusual and believed to be caused by God), at first (at the beginning), blessing (God’s help and protection), hoax (something which people believe but it is a fake).
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