第二部分 阅读理解 （共两节，满分40分）
阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A 、B 、C 和 D ）中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
My mother had come to teach in the island school and fell in love with my father. What my father needed were sons. What my mother gave him were girls. Twin girls! I was older than my sister by a few minutes. I always treasure the thought of those minutes. They were the only time in my life when I was the center of everyone’s attention. From the moment Caroline was born, she drew all the attention to herself. When my mother and grandmother told the story of our births, it was mostly of how Caroline had refused to breathe. "But where was I" I asked my mother. "In the basket," she said, "Grandma dressed you and put you in the basket."
Caroline’s true gift was her voice. Our teacher, Mr. Rice, said she should have singing lessons. I was proud of my sister, but something began to hurt me under the pride. As time went on, I suffered more and more deeply.
Later, I became a nurse-midwife, the person who helps deliver（给……接生） babies. I went to a town called Truitt, where there were no doctors then. People there were usually slow to accept outsiders, but they needed my skills for all their medical problems.