The man with seven lives
On a cold winter day, many years ago, a French art teacher named Pierre Chevalier got on a train in Lyon to go to Paris. When he started his journey, he didn't know that it was the beginning of almost 40 years of accidents and near-death experiences.
During the journey, the train came off the tracks and fell into an icy river, killing 12 passengers. Chevalier managed to swim back to the shore. He had a broken leg and he needed treatment for shock, but was very happy to be alive.
Two years later, Chevalier was on a plane from Paris to Moscow when a door suddenly opened and he fell out. A few minutes later, the plane crashed; 27 people were killed, Chevalier woke up in a hospital. The doctors told him he had been lucky -he'd landed in a haystack. He only had minor injuries.
来源：MSE指定教材 English In Mind (student's book 2)