1 The Hound of the
- I’m afraid that a doctor from Devonshire[ˈdevənʃə] won’t bring
us anything of real interest.
- If it will be useful for Dr Watson to hear what I have to say,
please let him stay and listen.
- I want you to know that God punishes those who do evil. But never
forget that He will forgive those who are sorry for any evil they have
- He screamed that he would give himself to the Devil if he caught the
girl before she reached home.
- Over the moor，they went until，at last，they caught up with the
- She had fallen there, dead of fear and exhaustion[ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən].
- The Devil finds it easy to do his work when the world is dark.
- He came back to spend his fortune on repairing Baskerville Hall and
its family and villages, as the buildings and lands were in very poor
- His favourite walk was down a path between two hedges of yew[juː] trees, the famous Yew Alley[ˈæli] of
- Half way down the Alley is a gate, which leads to the moor.
- He said that they changed between the moor gate and the end of the
Alley.As far as the moor gate there was a whole footprint for each of
Sir Charles’s step. After he passed the gate, only toe prints cound be
- I didn’t want to say anything that could stop Sir Henry from coming
to live at the hall.
- Sir Charles was a very worried man. He was near to breaking
- Were they on the same side of the path as the moor gate?
- What prints did you see by the moor gate?
- I know that because his cigar had burned down and the ash had
dropped twice off the end of it.
- Mr Holmes, the best detective in the world can’t help with
- But you can help me by advising me what to do for Sir Henry
- Now, Mr Holmes, what do you advise me to do with him?
- It is hard to say. Take, for example, the change in the
- A private pen and bottle of ink are never allowed to get into that
- As soon as our visitors had gone, Holmes changed from the talker to
the man of action.
- I hope you don’t suspect[səˈspekt] everyone who got something
from the will.
- We already knew most of what the taxi driver told us, But we learned
that after we had lost sight of the taxi, it had gone to
Waterloo[ˌwɔːtəˈluː] Station, where the man had caught his
- Most of the building was old and was covered in dark green ivy, but
some of it had been built more recently and was of grim , black stone. A
dull[dʌl] light shone through the heavy windows.
- If animals or men go into the marsh[mɑːʃ], they will sink
into it and die.
- The people say it’s the Hound of the Baskervilles, which is calling
for something to hunt and kill
- Please persuade[pəˈsweɪd] Sir Henry to leave this place. So
many of his family have died here mysteriously.
- Everything my husband has done has been for me.Please don’t take his
job from him.
- Am I really in danger from such an evil thing?I think I am as brave
as most men, but that sound froze my blood.
- Who was the tall man I have seen standing against the moon?
- It was almost as difficult to accept a natural explanation as a supernatural[ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəl; ˌsjuːpəˈnætʃrəl] explanation.
- The following day was dull[dʌl] and foggy.
- She used the money to start a typewriting business.
- What right have you to ask me about my private life ? But the answer
- Do you think it wound be sensible for a woman to go at that time of
night into the house of an unmarried man?
- I drove out of Newtown and went to begin my search for the
mysterious man on the moor.
- I have seen the person who is taking him food.
- As I walked towards the hut, I saw that someone had certainly been
using it. A path had been worn[wɔːn] up to the door.
- For a moment or two I could neither breathe[briːð] nor move.
Then I felt my fear and unhappiness disappear, as I knew that I was no
longer alone in my responsibility[rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪləti] for Sir Henry.
- ‘That’s better’, he said, as he saw the shadow lift from my
- Perhaps I can use the information to turn Stapleton’s wife against him.
- He told her that he was unmarried，and that he wanted to make her
- I saw Holmes put his hand to his head.
- By heavens, clear as he is , I shall trap[træp] Stapleton
before another day is past.
- I realized that this suit had been among[əˈmʌŋ] the clothes
Barrymore had left for Selden['seldən], and I told Holmes.
- I had the unhappy job of telling Barrymore and his wife about her
- When you get there, you will send a telegram to Sir Henry in my
name.It will ask him to send to me at Baker Street the pocket book I
left at the Hall.
- He said I would be a suspect. He frightened me into staying
- The fog was creep[kriːp]ing up from the marsh towards the
house. We were hidden near the path, which was on the far side of the
house from the marsh.
- The thick cloud had crept to within fifty metres of where we were
- I touched the hound’s burning coat。When I held up my hand，it
，too，seemed to be on fire.
- Stapleton put phosphorous[ˈfɒsf(ə)rəs] paint on the hound in the
hut beside the house.
- The fog lay like white wool[wʊl] against the glass, and we
knew we could not try to follow him until it cleared.
- The news that she was married, and the awful fear he had
experienced, brought on a fever.
- The wet ground pulled at our feet as we walked. From time to time
one of us stepped from the path and sank up to his waist in the
- The first one was a new one, and didn’t have Sir Henry’s scent on
it. It was no use for the hound, so he put it back, and another , older
, shoe was stolen.
- I noticed a smell of perfume[ˈpɜːfjuːm], so I guessed that a
woman had sent the letter.
2 The Unquiet Grave
- For serval years Mr Williams worked for the museum at the University
of Oxford, enlarging[ɪnˈlɑːdʒɪŋ] its already famous collection of
drawings and pictures of English country houses and churches. It is hard
to image anything less alarming[əˈlɑːmɪŋ] than collecting pictures
of houses and churches, but Mr Williams found that even this peaceful
work had its unexpected dark corners.
- It had three rows of windows with the door in the middle of the
bottom row.There were trees on both sides of the house and a large lawn[lɔːn] in front of it.
- Mr Williams thought it was not very well done,probably the work of
an amateur[ˈæmətə(r); ˈæmətʃə(r)] artist, and he could not understand why Mr Britnell thought it was worth twenty pounds.
- It was crawl[krɔːl]ing on hands and knees towards the house,
and it was covered in a strange black garment[ˈɡɑːmənt] with a
white cross on the back.
- He hurried across to where Nisbet was sitting and , taking the
picture from him, saw for himself.
- It doesn’t seem the right kind of picture to leave lying around. It
could frighten anybody – seeing that awful thing carring off the poor
- The three men were deeply thankful that they could see no more of
the face than a high, white forehead and a few long, thin hairs.
- But I should say now, that it looks more as if old Gasdy manged the job himself.
- Behind it are the gardens and other buildings, and in front lies
open heath[hiːθ] with a view of the distant[ˈdɪstənt]
- I’ve heard they could see it from out at sea, but whatever was there
fell down long before our time.
- Here there was no carpet, only wooden floorboards; no pictures, no
furniture, except a bed in the farther corner – a metal bed covered with
a bluishgrey blanket.
- Thomson[ˈtɒmsən] ran to his room and locked himself in ,
although he knew it was useless. How could doors and locks stop what he
- Do their heads roll from side to side on their shoulders?
- That’s why he was hanged – in chains, they say, up at the gallow[ˈɡæləʊ]s on that white stone you saw.
- He hasn’t once come out into the house, though who knows what he
might do now?
- Mr Thomson stepped forward and threw the door open himself.
- I am returing your paper on ‘The Truth of Alchemy[ˈælkəmi].’
which you have kindly offered to read at our next club meeting.
- The Secretary[ˈsekrətri] writes to inform Mr Karswell that it is impossible for him to give the name of
any person or persons who were asked for an opinion on Mr Karswell’s
paper on alcemy.
- She had called at his office and had just picked up and read the
last of these letters.
- Now Karswell wants to see me about it and to find out whose opinion
we asked for.
- Our friends said it was obvious[ˈɒbviəs] that Mr Karswell
wanted to frighten the children to death, and he very nearly did
- They seemed to be crawling out of the picture to get among the
- If anyone wrote like that about one of my books, I would never write
another, I’m sure.
- However, Mr Dunning did not see him give anyone a leaflet[ˈliːflət] until he himself reached the place. One was pushed
into his hand as he passed.
- He ended by asking again if Gayton knew anything about John Harrington.
- His friend was clearly in a very nervous condition, and the story of
Harrington’s death was alarming[əˈlɑːmɪŋ] for anyone to hear. Was
it possible that Karswell was involved with both
- When they met, the first thing Dunning told Henry Harington was of
the strange ways in which he had learnt his brother’s name.
- I’m sure that someone was trying to harm him, and your story reminds
me very much of the things he experienced.
- Now, John was very fond of music, He often went to concerts in
- It looked to me more like Runic letters in read and black.
- The History of Witchcarft, which my brother said was so badly
- It was important not to show that they knew each other, so Dunning
got on further down the train and slowly made his way to the right compartment[kəmˈpɑːtmənt].
- But Harrington had only said a few words when Dunning begged him to
- It is be an earth grave in the churchyard.
- You know, of course, the Squire had some strange ideas, though he
never told me of this one.
- One writer says that for a time after death a man’s soul stays close
to the places he knew during life.
- You see to the horses while I pack our bags.
- The records for a certain year at Norwich[ˈnɒrɪdʒ] tell of a
woman who was punished in this way, and whose son was hanged
afterwards.No one had accused them of their crime, but they told the
priest of the villlage what they have done.
- I’m afraid you’d find it rather dull[dʌl], Rogers, You
don’t play golf, do you?
- I forgot that you don’t like carless['kɑːlɪs] talk about
- From this conversation it will be clear that Parkins was indeed a
very serious young man – quite unable, sadly[ˈsædli], to see
funny side of anything, but at the same time very brave and sincere[sɪnˈsɪə(r)] in his opinions.
- Between the inn and the sea, there was only a piece of rough[rʌf] grass and then the beach.
- Perhaps he was not wholly[ˈhəʊlli] successful in this, because
by the end of the afternoon the Colonel’s face was a most alarming
- He thought he would walk along the beach instead, and try to find
the remain[rɪˈmeɪn]s of the Templar church.
- Far ahead of him he could see the lights of the village, but here
there was only the long empty beach with its black wooden breakwater[ˈbreɪkwɔːtə(r)]s, and the shadowy[ˈʃædəʊi], whispering
- For twenty seconds Parkins battle[ˈbætl]d to close the
window again, but it was like trying to push back a burglar[ˈbɜːɡlə(r)] who was fighting to get in.
- He was also nearly exhausted. Each breakwater was harder to climb
than the last.
- The picture had not yet shown any cause for the man’s fear, but now
a distant figure appeared, moving very quickly. It wore a long, flowing
- In my experience, there’s usually some truth in what the country
- As they turned the corner of the inn, the Colonel was nearly kocked
down by a small boy who ran into him at high speed, and then remained
holding on to him and crying.
- As he did so, the thing in the other bed slid[slɪd] to the
floor and stood, with arms stretch[stretʃ]ed out, between Parkins
and the door.
- The next moment Parkins was halfway through the window backwards,
screaming again and again at the top of his voice, and the cloth face
was pushed close into his own.
- Parkins fell forward into the room in a faint, and before him on the
floor lay a crumple[ˈkrʌmpl]d bedsheet.
- At the end of their talk, the Colonel left the hotel carrying
between his finger and thumb a small piece of metal.
3 Three Men in a boat
- With me it was my heart. I knew it was heart because I had read
something in a magazine about the symptom[ˈsɪmptəm]s of a bad
- Geroge always thinks he is ill, but really, there is never anything
the matter with him.
- Half an hour later, the finger had been tie[taɪ]d up.
- There were two large baskets with lids, for the food and for the
pans and things to cook with.
- Harris asked me if I had ever been in the maze[meɪz]
- You just keep taking the first turning to the right.
- Why has he left us with this big, heavy boat to tow up and down the
- At the same time, he was trying to steer[stɪə(r)] the
- His legs were in the air. He could not move in case
he fell over.
- And now you’re going to have a bad time on the river for a change. A change is good for you.
- They usually begin by tying themselves up in the rope. They get it
round their legs, and then they have to sit down to untie it. Next, they
get it round their necks.
- So the boat runs aground[əˈɡraʊnd] in shallow[ˈʃæləʊ]
water near the river bank, You jump up, and you push the boat off into
- The pieces of metal were half circles, and when you had put them
into the holes, you just had to pull the cover over them.
- You would not expect this to be dangerous, but it was
- How have you got on?Well，to tell the truth, my man’s thrown me
- She would hear the noise and think that he was a burglar[ˈbɜːɡlə(r)].
- The next minute, I was in the middle of the river, with half a litre
of the Thames inside me.
- In fact, it will be some time before I forget it.
- Geroge tried with some scissors. The scissor[ˈsɪzə(r)]s flew
up, and nearly hit him in the eye.
- After that, I took the tin away, I beat it until I was exhausted[ɪɡˈzɔːstɪd] and miserable.
- But then , from the words which rose on the evening air, we
understood that we were near people.
- He added that he was very unhappy to hear men of their age use those
- We had left the boat near a swan[swɒn]’s nest, and , soon
after Geroge and I had left.Mrs Swan came back.
- But he had fought bravely and , in the end, he defeat[dɪˈfiːt]ed them.
- However, I expect he only says that to make me feel better.
- Because we had taken all the dirt[dɜːt] from it, and we had
washed it into our clothes. The woman who washed them at Stareatley made us pay three times the usual price.
- We noticed a glass case[keɪs] on the wall. In it there was
a very big fish.
- Everybody in the lock[lɒk] had stopped moving and they all
had fixed expressions on their faces.
- First the river carries you to the right, then to the left; then it
takes you out into the middle and turns you round three times. We got in
the way of a lot of other boats; a lot of other boats got in our way -
and a lot of bad words were used.
4 The Thirty-Nine Steps
- The weather was bad, the people were dull , and the amusements of
London seemed as exciting as a glass of cold water.
- For years I had dreamed of coming home to Britain and spending the
rest of my life there, but I was disappointed with the place after the
- It’s very rude of me.But I’m in a dangerous corner and you looked
like the kind of man who would understand.
- They could bring in five hundred policemen, but they wouldn’t stop
the murder. The murderer will be caught, and he’ll talk and put the
blame on the governments in Vienna[viˈenə] and Berlin[bɜːˈlɪn].
- I think I must tell you more about the business,. I would hate to
get killed without leaving someone else to carry on with my plan.
- I was interested in Scudder’s adventures, but I
wasn’t very interested in politics[ˈpɒlətɪks].
- He talked about a Black Stone and a man who lisp[lɪsp]ed
when he spoke. And he described another man, perhaps the most dangerous
of them all – an old man with a young voice who could hood[hʊd] his eyes like a hawk[hɔːk].
- Scudder’s death had made me certain that his story was true; now I
felt responsible for continuing his work. I hate to see a good man
beaten, and if I carried on in Scudder’s place, the murderers might not
- I was used to Africa, and I would feel trapped in the
- In the railway timetable[ˈtaɪmteɪbl] I found a train from London
at seven-ten in the morning.
- The problem was getting to the station, as I was certain that
Scudder’s enemies were watching the building.
- I had a breakfast of biscuit[ˈbɪskɪt]s and whisky and by the
time I had finished it was about six o’clock. I got my pipe and started
to fill it from my tobacco[təˈbækəʊ] jar[dʒɑː(r)].
- Luckily , the dog was now so excited that he pulled the farmer out
of the carriage. The farmer began to slide[slaɪd] down towards
- I drove that car across the moor as fast as I could, looking
nervously over my shoulder.
- Germany would pretend to be against war, but while we and they
discussed peace, their submarine[ˌsʌbməˈriːn; ˈsʌbməriːn]s would silently fill the
seas around us.
- The British and French governments were close allies[ˈæ,laɪz],
and had agreed to prepare for war together. The most important officers
in the armies and navies[ˈneɪvi] met regularly[ˈreɡjələli].
- They had a plan to get hold of this information, which was meant[ment] only for the French Government. And the information
would be used by our enemies just a week or two later, with a most
- The speaker was a young man who was very alarmed and very sorry. I
was more pleased than angry; it was a good way for the car to
- Then, in a bend[bend] in the road, I found the roadman. He
had just started work mending the road, when he saw me.
- I’m prisoner here with aching[ˈeɪkɪŋ] eyes and a bad back.
And my head’s going to explode.
- I was given them by a man who was here on holiday last year.
- After a time I saw to my left some trees and the chimneys of a
- Go through that door on the left and close it behind you.
- It was a cupboard door, and it was locked. I had nothing else to do
so I pulled on it until it opened.
- I broke it open and found, to my surprise, some fuse[fjuːz]s
and several small square packets of explosive[ɪkˈspləʊsɪv; ɪkˈspləʊzɪv].
- The climb up the outside of that tower was the most difficult thing
I ever did.
- 从塔的外面往上爬，我从来没干过这么难的事。The climb up，the do
- At the top of the hill behind the house was a ring[rɪŋ] of
trees with grass inside. It was clear that this was where the plane
landed.It was an excellent place for an airfield[ˈeəfiːld].
- Then the light disappeared and I continued down to the ground. I
crawled as far as the trees.
- I realized that my malaria[məˈleəriə] had come back. I had had
malaria in Africa, and it returned sometimes.
- There were clothes waiting for me, and shaving['ʃeɪvɪŋ]
- Karolides was shot dead at seven o’clock this
- 卡罗里德斯今天晚上七点钟被枪杀了。被动语态，主动形式为shoot sb
- You knew that he might be well[wel] enough to come tonight
and, as First Sea Lord, it was natural for him to be here.
- Who can we ask who knows the east coast really well?
- 找谁问哪个人非常熟悉东岸？特殊疑问句的，定语从句。who knows the east
coast really well修饰的是疑问代词who
- We walked back to Bradgate quickly. MacGillivray had
six policemen sent down from London.
- A yacht[jɒt] came up the coast and stopped a few hundred
metres off the Ruff.
- He once talked about disguise[dɪsˈɡaɪz]s with me,and he said
that the way somebody looked was not the real secret.
- I had planned to walk straight in and surprise the men into
- This old man was more than just a paid spy. Those hooded eyes shone
with a deep, burning love for his country.
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