8 The Jungle Book
- It was the jackal[ˈdʒækl; ˈdʒækɔːl], Tabaqui, who eats
everything and anything, even pieces of old clothes from the
- By the Law of Jungle[ˈdʒʌŋɡl] he must tell us first, before he
comes here to hunt.
- He listened to the angry noise of a tiger who has not eaten.
- The baby, small and with no clothes, pushed its way between the cub[kʌb]s to get near to Mother Wolf. “Look,” she said, “he is
taking his meal with the others.”
- “The man’s cub belongs to me! It is I, Shere Khan[kɑːn], who speaks!” And Shere Khan’s roar[rɔː(r)]
filled the cave with noise.
- But what will the other wolves of the Pack[pæk] say?
- Look well! Who speaks for this man-cub? Two voices, who are not his
father and mother , must speak for him.
- Silently, another animal jumped down into the circle. It was Bagheera the panther[ˈpænθə(r)], black as the night,
clever, strong, and dangerous.
- The monkeys jumped from treetop[ˈtriːtɒp] to treetop, crashing
through the leaves and branches.
- High up in the blue sky he saw Chil the kite[kaɪt]. The big bird saw that the monkeys were carrying a
- But they are afarid of Kaa, the big python[ˈpaɪθən]. He can climb as easily as the monkeys, and he eats
- There were many beautiful buildings, but the walls were broken and
full of holes, and there were tall trees in houses that were now open to
- You are very happy here with us. We are great. We are wonderful. We
all say so, and so it is true.
- Then Mowgli remembered something. There were a big
tank[tæŋk] of water near one of the buildings.
- Mowgli heard a splash[splæʃ] when Bagheera jumped into the
tank. The monkeys were afraid of water and could not follow him
- You have given me my life tonight. When I kill, it will be for you
if you are hungry.
- Slowly, never hurrying, Kaa went softly out in front of the lines of
sitting monkeys and began to dance.
- If he looked hard at any wolf, the wolf could not meet his eyes and
- Not even I can look in your eyes. That is why they want to kill
- Then something began to hurt Mowgli inside him and, for the first
time in his life, tears ran down his face.
- The villagers did not like this, and after that they sent Mowgli out
every day with the other boys, to look after the herd[hɜːd]s of
cows and buffalo[ˈbʌfələʊ]es while they ate.
- Does he think that I shall wait until he has slept.
- I can take the buffaloes round to the top end and chase[tʃeɪs] Shere Khan down the ravine[rəˈviːn].
9 The Children of the New
- They must learn to live off the land – to hunt for
meat in the forest , to plant vegetables, to look after the pigs and
- A few minutes later Jacob saw black smoke going up
into the sky; then he saw flame[fleɪm]s at the windows.
- In half an hour he arrived at his cottage[ˈkɒtɪdʒ]. He looked
back and saw the flames of Arnwood shooting higher and
higher above the trees.
- At last, he lifted his gun and shot one of the deer behind the
shoulder. The deer dropped to its knees and fell dead, and the other
deer ran away.
- With the money he bought things for the vegetable garden, a big bag
of oatmeal[ˈəʊtmiːl] for the winter, and a gun for Edward.
- She’s left the other cows because of her new-born calf[kɑːf]. So she’s alone, and we can catch her.
- I’ve come to ask him for a puppy[ˈpʌpi] for my
- One day Humphrey was out in the forest, getting food
for the pigs, and he found a Spanish[ˈspænɪʃ] gipsy[ˈdʒɪpsi]
boy lying on the ground.
- Edward, you are young and you can’t remember the troubles in England
because of King Charles.
10 The Love of a King
- Next month I’ll make you the Prince of Wales[weɪlz] and
these are your clothes for the ceremony[ˈserəməni]
- He shakes a thousand hands. He is a man of the people with a heart
- I’m afraid that our English houses aren’t very warm, We don’t have
American central heating here.
- The Archbishop[ˌɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp] stood up to go, but then turned ant
touched the King’s arm. “Please, sir, think again. The Church will be
- On the journey from Athens[ˈæθɪnz] to Istanbul, the King took off his shirt to get brown in the
sun. It was hot, and ten minutes later he was asleep.
- He went into a small, cold room at the top of the building. From
there , he spoke on BBC radio to Britain and the world.
- As you know, we have a house in Paris, But France is not my home,
and I want to live again at Windsor[ˈwɪnzə(r)] with Wallis['vɑ:lis] by my side.
11 Shorlock Holmes Short
- He is a blood hound[haʊnd], a police dog, with his nose to
the ground – following the criminal to the end of the world.
- He’s more and more violent[ˈvaɪələnt] now , and sometimes has fight[faɪt]s with the people from the village.
- Suddenly I heard a woman’s scream. It was my sister’s voice. I ran
into the corridor, and just then I heard a whistle[ˈwɪsl], and a
minute later the sound of falling metal.
- That also is interesting. Why have an air-vent on an
inside wall? Air-vents are usually on outside walls.
- Roylott was sitting on a chair, and his eyes were
fixed on the air-vent. Round his head was a strange, yellow speckled[ˈspekld] band[bænd].
- So every night he put the snake through the air-vent, and it went
down the bell-rope onto the bed. Of course, nobody must see the snake,
so every night he whistled to call it back.
- If you cannot help, there will be difficulty and trouble for one of
the most important families in Europe - and perhaps a very big scandal[ˈskændl].
- He didn’t like the black Americans, so during the Civil[ˈsɪvl] War he fought against the men from the North, and with
those from the South.
- When he opened the envelope, five little orange pip[pɪp]s
fell on to his plate. I began to laugh but stopped when I saw my uncle’s
- They’re all sea port[pɔːt]s. The writer was on a ship when
he wrote the letters.
- They wanted to stop equality[iˈkwɒləti] for black people and to
kill anyone who didn’t agree with them.
12 Dead Man’s Island
- Jake[dʒeɪk] Rosso was my favourite singer.
He died in a car accident the year I left school , but I listened to his
pop record[ˈrekɔːd]s all the time.
- Soon we were near the island. I could see the beaches and the cliff[klɪf]s.
- He opened the back of my camera and took out the film.”Hey!What are
you doing?You’ll spoil[spɔɪl] my film!”
- Then I saw the door at the end of the passage. There was a large plant[plɑːnt] in a plant pot outside the door.
- Mr Ross can have locked rooms if he wants them.
- I began to see another face in the poster[ˈpəʊstə(r)]s. An older
face, and with a moustache, but the same face.
13 The Canterville Ghost
- Most grand[ɡrænd] old houses have a family ghost of some
kind. Sometimes it is a quiet and kindly ghost, and sometimes it is a
noisy one, always banging doors and crashing about in chains.
- Mrs Otis was a very beautiful woman, and looked just
as English as an Englishwoman. American people are really no different
from English people - but they do, of course, speak a different
- The old housekeeper got shakily to her feet.
- He cleaned the floor again with the little black stick, but the next
morning the stain[steɪn] apperad once more.
- But when he got to the top of the stairs, a door opened, two little
people appeared, and large pillow[ˈpɪləʊ] went flying past his
- He began to put on the suit of armour[ˈɑːmə(r)] , but it was
too heavy for him, and he and some of the armour fell to the floor with
a loud CRASH.
- Mr Otis brought out his handgun and, like the good Californian he
was, called out to the ghost:“Hold up your hands!”
- At last he decided on a dead man’s shroud[ʃraʊd], a large
black hat with a red feather in it, and a long knife.
- I’ll make ghostly noises to wake him up, then I’ll push my knife
into my neck three times, to the sound of slow music.
- It had a large head with no hair on it, and a fat round face with a
deathly smile across its open mouth. A red light burned like fire inside
its mouth and behind both of its eyes.
- There was a brush, and a turnip[ˈtɜːnɪp] with holes in it
lying at his feet.
- Ghostly appearance[əˈpɪərəns]s were different, of course.
- They put butter on the top stair, and one night his feet went from
under him and he went crashing down the stairs to the bottom.
- The door was open a little way. Pushing it hard, the ghost walked
into the room - and a heavy jug[dʒʌɡ] of water fell right down
- The ghost was very frightened, of course, and ran to the stairs. But
Washington[ˈwɒʃɪŋtən] Otis was waiting for him there, with a big
- They put nutshell[ˈnʌtʃel]s all along the passages, which made
walking around difficult for everyone in the house, but the ghost did
- He once appeared before the brother of the Duke’s grandfather as the
Horseman of Death. The poor man’s hair turned white in one night.
- Her little mouth tremble[ˈtrembl]d like the leaves of a
flower, and she looked at him kindly.
- The moon looks down, and the big old tree puts out its arms over the
- Horrible shapes will come to frighten you in the darkness, and
you’ll hear terrible voices in your ear, but they cannot hurt you. They
cannot win the fight against the goodness[ˈɡʊdnəs] of a little
- Suddenly the wall opened and there was a great black hole in front
of her. A cold wind came out of the darkness, and she could feel
something pulling at her dress.
Powered by Hexo | Theme note| 备案号 粤ICP备18009767号