It was the night of the full moon, a time which alwaysdrives Java’ s young people mad with excitement.
Fireworks were lit long before the moon ___36___.The big noise brought people out___37___ thewarm night to enjoy the interesting scene.Everywhere, there were the paper remains of ___38___ fireworks lying on the ground. Littleboys___39___more and covered their ears as they waited ___40___ for the explosions.
The moon appeared above the horizon(地平线) : huge,___41___ball high above the city, andthe ___42___ filled with people, as Java began to enjoy one of the year’ s greatest ___43___ : ‘ the Night of the Full Moon’, a festival(节日) that is especially popular ___44___ young people.
More and more young Javanese___45___together and walked slowly through the___46___Joking and chatting, they moved towards the mountain ____47___ the city. They continued toclimb___48___they reached the old temple(寺庙 ) at the___49___of the mountain.
After they were ___50___ the temple, they drank their water and ate their moon-cakes --delicious home-made ones, ___51___ of dried fruit and nuts. Outside, on the mountain, youngpeople ___52___ cross-legged in circles, chatting and telling each other jokes. And___53___,in their hundreds, more young people continued to make their way up the mountainto___54___the brightly shining moon.
By midnight, the fireworks had stopped shooting up from the ___55___city in the valley belowthem. But during the night, the sound continued to be heard from the distance.