Mr. James Scott has a garage in Silbury and now he has just bought another garage in Pinhurst. Pinhurst is only five miles from Silbury, but Mr. Scott cannot get a telephone for his new garage, so he has just bought twelve pigeons. Yesterday, a pigeon carried the first message from Pinburst to Silbury. The bird covered the distance the first three minutes. Up to now, Mr. Scott has sent a great many requests for spare parts and other urgent messages from one garage to the other. In this way, he has begun his own private‘telephone’service.
Notes on the text
1 from Silbury：介词from作“距……”“离……”讲，常与away连用。如： It is far (away) from here. 离这里很远。
2 up to now (=up till now), 到现在为止；作时间状语，句子的时态多用现在完成时。