Einstein’s Letter on Auction – level 3
Albert Einstein wrote a letter by hand to a young woman in 1921, and now that letter is up for auction. The Nobel-winning scientist showed his heartfelt affection for the 22-year-old who was the daughter of a famous chemist in Florence.
The CEO of Winner’s Auctions said that Einstein wanted to meet this woman, but she did not want to meet him because she was modest and did not want to meet famous people.
Einstein also left her a note which read: ‘To the scientific researcher, at whose feet I lay and sat for two full days…’
A typed letter from Einstein sold for 1.3 million US dollars at auction.
Difficult words: affection (a feeling), modest (to avoid showing off or get attention).
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