5 Little Women
- She had blue eyes, and yellow hair which curl[kɜːl]ed on to
- At six o’clock, Beth put a pair of slippers by the
fire to warm and Meg lit the lamp.
- I know they will be loving children to you, and that when I come
back, I will be prouder than ever of my little women.
- He keeps his grandson in the house when the boy isn’t riding or
walking with his tutor[ˈtjuːtə(r)], and makes him study very
- I’ll have a new ribbon for my hair, and my new slippers, And my
gloves are all right. Mine are stain[steɪn]ed, so I’ll have to
- Meg wanted some curls around her face, so Jo began to work on the papered ends of Meg’s hair with a pair of hot tongs.
- Jo wanted to know why, but he looked so serious that instead of
asking she said, ‘Why don’t you go and dance.’
- She cried out with pain, and when Laurie['lɔ:ri; 'lɔri] saw that
she could not walk, he immediately offered to take them home in his
- What do you find to do?
- Jo wanted to get out of the house, so she picked up her skate[skeɪt]s and went next door to ask Laurie to take her
- She brush[brʌʃ]ed and curled her hair, reddened her lips,then helped her to get into the sky-blue
dress. The neck of the dress was cut very low, and Meg was quite shocked
when she saw herself in the mirror.
- Beth began to tidy things in her cupboard, but she got tired and
left it half-done.
- I wanted you to see that being comfortable depends on us all helping
each other and not just thinking of ourselves.
- It’s hard enough having you change so suddenly.
- It’s scarlet[ˈskɑːlət] fever, he said. Then he told me to come
home and take some medicine quickly or I would catch it, too.
- Jo nursed Beth night and day, but the time came when Beth did not
know her and called for her mother.
- It was then that Meg realized how rich she had been in the things
which really mattered – love,peace, good health.
rich做宾语从句，rich修饰things。陈述句为she had been in the (very) rich
- Peole wouldn’t feel half so bad about me if I was sick, but I’d like
to be loved and missed. I’m going to try and be like Beth as much as I
- For a day or two, she jumped when she was spoken to, and there was a
worried look on her face.
- I only said that I was too young to do anything, and that I didn’t
wish to have secrets from you so he must speak to Father.
- He writes here that he never sent any love letter, and is sorry that
my sister Jo should play games with us like that.
- Laurie wrote them both and he’s keeping yours because I won’t tell
him my secret.
- I don’t want anything to do with love for a long time – perhaps
- She could never stay angry for long, so after a while she hurried
over to the big house, taking with her as an excuse one of Mr Laurence[ˈlɒrəns]’s books that she had borrowed.
- I was sorry about Meg, and I asked her to forgive me,but I won’t do
it again when I’m not the one who is wrong.
- My John wouldn’t marry for money any more than I would!
- As she spoke, she looked round the room, and her face brightened at
- The first thing to say is that Cranford is held by
- Our friends have asked how you are, my dear, after your
- Thin bread-and-butter was all that the Honourable[ˈɒnərəbl] Mrs
Jamieson gave – and she was related[rɪˈleɪtɪd] to
the late Lord Glenmire.
- Miss Jekyns once said, when she was annoyed with
Captain Brown, that it was time Miss Jessie[ˈdʒesi] stopped
having dimple[ˈdɪmpl]s and looking like a child.
- She talked to those not playing cards,and later she sang while Miss
Jekyns beat[biːt] time to music.
- But Miss Jessie had happily repeated them, telling Miss Pole that
her uncle sold the best knitting-wool in Edinburgh['edinbərə]. So,
I say again, it was good of Miss Jenkyns to beat time to her song.
- “What do you think of them?” asked the captain enthusiastically[ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪkli], “Aren’t they good?”
- I hope he won’t copy anything so self-important[ˌself ɪmˈpɔːtnt].
- He was sorry later for what he had said, and stood near Miss
Jenkyns’s armchair, trying to please her. But she did not give in.
- Miss Matty Jekyns wrote nice, kind, disorganized[dɪsˈɔːɡənaɪzd]
letters, occasionally[əˈkeɪʒnəli] giving her own opinion but more
often giving her elder sister’s. And Miss Deborah[ˈdebərə] Jekyns
herself wrote – grand[ɡrænd] , slow-moving letters, using words
like Brunonian for Brown.
- Miss Jenkyns always talked at the captain and ,
though he did not reply, he made it quite clear that he preferred the
writings of Mr Dickens[ˈdɪkɪnz] to those of Dr Johnson[ˈdʒɒnsn].
- Miss Jenkyns shook her head, and busily sewed some black ribbon[ˈrɪbən] on her bonnet[ˈbɒnɪt] for the funneral.
- The best place in the world for his arm to be in.
- It’s a wonderful book – wonderful! And so good for Flora.
- Soon after this, strangely enough, I saw Mr Holbrook. Miss Matilda and I were looking
at some coloured silk[sɪlk]s that had arrvied at Mr Johnson’s
shop in High Street.
- He came. He asked politely about our journey[ˈdʒɜːni] home
- That illness, I decided , had followed Miss Matty’s refusal[rɪˈfjuːzl] of Mr Holbrook.
- It’s most kind of ladies such as Mrs Jamieson and yourself to call
on someone like myself.
- She was now going, she told Miss Matty , to see Mrs Forrester and
- I saw Mrs Jamieson eat three pieces , slowly, with an expression not
unlike a cow’s
- Only the best country families are acceptable visitors, and Cranford
society is not good enough, it seems!
- I ordered a new cap this morning, in order to be quite ready!
- She’s more like the landlady[ˈlændleɪdi] at the Geroge Inn than a
- Another Sunday passed, and we still turned away from the two
- Mrs Jamieson meanwhile began to wonder aloud why Mulliner did not bring in the tea.
- Isn’t walking very unpleasant? Oh no, not at night?
- Could I tell her if turban[ˈtɜːbən]s were fashionable?
- So Miss Pole had met the conjurer himself!Oh, what
questions we asked her!
- I told Miss Matty that the Church approved of Signor
Brunoni, and she began to enjoy herself again.
- The only result of his visit was a new readiness[ˈredinəs]
among the ladies to believe in strange happenings.
- She said her brother and Lady Glenmire had come to an understanding[ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ].
- Mine is from the Town and Country Bank,asking me to an important
meeting of the shareholder[ˈʃeəhəʊldə(r)]s in Drumble on Thursday.
- The one thing against my plan was the buying and selling involved[ɪnˈvɒlvd]. Miss Matty would be in trade. Would she ever agree
- We want to rent a house and have just one quiet lodger[ˈlɒdʒə(r)], to help us with the money.
- Martha pushed him with her elbow[ˈelbəʊ].
- Miss Matty had been very busy with taking off her glasses , wiping['waɪpɪŋ] them, and putting them on again.
- We would like him to arrange for her to receive the money without
knowing that it comes from us.Miss Pole looked round at the little assembly[əˈsembli].
- Mr Hoggins’s sister, would not like to hear of
anybody being angry about her brother’s marriage.
- She had not liked to write down all she could afford and was ready
- He and her ladyship[ˈleɪdiʃɪp] are ready to do anything for
- I was so anxious to get home to Miss Matty that I made all kinds of
- One of the rooms downstairs could become a shop , he said enthusiastically[ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪkli].
- ‘Though I doubt that I’ll do it very well’, she said, ‘I’d so much
rather sell weets to children’
- But “that woman” and her new husband looked very happy on Sunday at
church – and we did not turn our faces away from them as Mrs Jamieson
- The only problem was that Martha was expecting her first baby very
soon, and Miss Matty did not realize it.
- Afterwards, his letters to England were returned with the word
‘Dead’ across them.
- Martha and Jem remained willingly in the house, with baby
7 Washington Square
- The doctor is a rich man, and is conscious[ˈkɒnʃəs] that after
his death Catherine will inherit[ɪnˈherɪt] a fortune of 30,000
dollars a year. He wonders why such a charming and handsome young man is
court[kɔːt]ing his dull[dʌl] daughter.
- His frist child, a little boy of great promise[ˈprɒmɪs], died
at three years of age.
- He felt that he had failed, and he carried this private blame for
the rest of his life.
- He only spoke to her to inform her of his wishes for Catherine[ˈkæθ(ə)rɪn].
- It must be added that Catherine was expected to become a very rich
- Catherine looked up at him. “Yes,” she murmured,
though she did not know why; dancing had never made her dizzy[ˈdɪzi].
- It seemed to Catherine that no one who had seen him would ever
- It will do him good. He’s so terribly conceited[kənˈsiːtɪd].
- Admiring[ədˈmaɪərɪŋ] just the dress, instead of the person, might
not seem very enthusiastic[ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪk], but Catherine did not think
- Catherine and her aunt were sitting together by the fire in the parlour[ˈpɑːlə(r)].
- Mrs Penniman smiled and nodded a little. “It’s a
great secret, my dear child, but he is coming to court you!”
- Mrs Pnniman gave her niece[niːs] a soft little kiss.
- It seems to me that you have never been fair to Catherine. You must
remember that she will one day have thirty thousand dollars a year.
- How many young men have come courting Catherine, even with her
expected fortune?None – which is why Lavinia is so charmed[tʃɑːmd] that there is now a lover in the house.It is the
- If he does not work , what are his means[miːnz]?
- He was quite willing to believe the best of the young man.
- He is not a gentleman. He is extremely charming, and completely insincere[ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪə(r)].
- If it were true that Catherine was in love, she was certainly very
quiet about it.
- She was too modest[ˈmɒdɪst] to expect anything.
- These misfortune[ˌmɪsˈfɔːtʃuːn]s that you refuse to tell me about –
did they make him poor?
- “You are too modest,” said the Doctor,“I know nothing of you except
what I see; but I see by your face that you are extremely
- I must say, he doesn’t look in the least like a schoolteacher.
- He laughed at me for having no position. I took it quietly; but only
because he belongs to you.
- Catherine met the young man next day in the place she had chosen –
among the elegant[ˈelɪɡənt] furniture of a New York parlour.
- No,it’s a misfortune. It is from that that our problems will
- Catherine opened her eyes and stared at him. She could give no
better promise than what he read there.
- She was very glad that she did not have to tell him her engagement
had taken place in the garden of the Square.
- I am not accusing Mr Townsend of that. You are an
honest, kind-hearted girl, and there is nothing impossible in an
intelligent young man loving you for yourself.
- I do not dislike you, but you do not appear to be sa suitable
husband for my daughter.
- Exactly. But if Catherine marries without my consent[kənˈsent],
she will have only the ten thousand dollars she inherit[ɪnˈherɪt]ed
from her mother.
- Your engagement[ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt] will have one delightful effect upon
you; it will make you extremely impatient[ɪmˈpeɪʃnt] for my death.
And think how impatient he will be,too.
- If I don’t marry before your death, I will not after.
- Morris looked at her, but said nothing, and soon after that they parted['pɑːtɪd].
- Why do you tell me that? It is of no interest to me.
- The doctor found much to interest him in Europe, but although
Catherine was always quiet and obedient[əˈbiːdiənt], she was, her
father thought, a very unintelligent companion.
- He told Mrs Almond that he was now no longer amused[əˈmjuːzd]
by Catherine, only annoyed[əˈnɔɪd].
- During each visit the poor girl waited for Morris to name the day of
- The pain in Catherine’s heart was terrible, but she was desperate[ˈdespərət] to hide from her father what had happened, so she
tried very hard to be brave.
- He said he would find it impossible to forget her, but he did not
want to come between her and her rightful fortune.
- Doctor Sloper waited a week, before coming one
morning into the back parlour, where he found his daughter alone.
- Nothing could ever take away the pain that Morris had caused her,
and nothing could ever make her feel towards her father as she had felt
when she was younger.
- The will he had changed shortly before his death now left Catherine
only a fifth of his property.
- A week later they were again sitting in the front parlour, Catherine
was working on some embroidery[ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri].
- There is no possibility of that.
- She doesn’t care a button for me.
8 Silas Marner
- They were linen-weaver[ˈwiːvə(r)]s, taking the linen[ˈlɪnɪn] they had woven[ˈwəʊvn] to the women in the
- They were often shortsighted['ʃɔː'saɪtɪd] too, because they had to
look so closely at their work. To the villagers the weavers looked
almost foreign[ˈfɒrən], and quite frightening.
- Country people used to be very suspicious[səˈspɪʃəs] of all
strangers and travellers. They were also suspicious of clever people,
people who could do something they themselves had not learnt to do.
- The small boys of Raveloe had never heard the sound
of a loom[luːm] before, and sometimes they used to run up to
his house to look quickly in at the window.
- Raveloe was an important looking village with a fine old church and
a number of large farms.
- He was not considered strange, and he belonged to an enthusiastic[ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪk] religious[rɪˈlɪdʒəs] group. They met every
Sunday at the chapel[ˈtʃæpl] in Light Street.
- In that moment, when he is absent[ˈæbsənt] from us, our young
friend Sila’s soul is open, open to a possible message from God.
- They thought only God knew the answers, so they agreed to draw lots to decide what had happened.
- When he looked at his loom, he thought fondly[ˈfɒndli] of the
half-earned gold in the work he was doing, and he look forward to the
years ahead of him, the countless days of weaving and the growing piles
- The farrier[ˈfæriə(r)], a small man with a sharp face, always
enjoyed disagreeing with the butcher[ˈbʊtʃə(r)].
- Nobody knows what he was doing, but Godfrey[ˈɡɒdfri] hasn’t
been the same since then.
- He owed the money to the Squire, and asked me to give it to
- I know two or three men who’d be interested in buying him, and
they’ll be at the hunt[hʌnt].
- The next morning, as Dunstan was riding Wildfire[ˈwaɪldfaɪə(r)] out
of Raveloe, he passed the old quarry[ˈkwɒri].
- The worst thing was that he would have to walk home, something he
was not at all used to doing.
- He began to think it must be Jem Rodney, a local poacher[ˈpəʊtʃə(r)], who had known about
Silas’s money, and who sometimes visited the cottage.
- The farrier laughed scornfully[ˈskɔːnfəli]. “Ghosts! People image
they see things on a dark night! You can’t make me believe in ghosts!
It’s a question of fact!There are no ghosts!”
- He was relieved[rɪˈliːvd] that his father had not discovered
the whole truth.
- As he sat weaving, he sometimes used to moan[məʊn] quietly
- Old Mr Macey, the church clerk, came to the cottage one day, to
explain how his opinion[əˈpɪnjən] of the weaver had changed.
- Aaron[ˈeərən] was hiding behind his mother’s chair, in childish[ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ] fear of the weaver.
- Dolly[ˈdɒli] did not usually talk so much, but the matter
seemed extremely important to her.
- Little Aaron stood up straight and sang his carol in a clear, sweet
- People say he lead[li:d; led]s a bad life , and I can’t marry a
man like that.
- In my opinion the pretty grils are useful – I’m sure you agree – to
catch the men.
- ”I think people who behave badly don’t feel anything,“ said Nacy
sharply, forgetting to be cool and distant.
- His wife was walking with slow, uncertain[ʌnˈsɜːtn] steps along
the snow-covered road to Raveloe.
- It had become a habit with her to spend most of the money Godfrey[ˈɡɒdfri] gave her on gin[dʒɪn].
- The little one toddle[ˈtɒdl]d right in through the door and
sat down by the bright fire.
- He walked up and down in the snow, for what seemed like hours.
- His days and evenings were full, taking care of a trusting[ˈtrʌstɪŋ] , loving child.
- There was a new firmness[ˈfɜːmnəs] about him which everyone
- My dear, I’m very glad you’re going to have a dairy[ˈdeəri].
Making your own butter will give you something to think about all the
- Nancy, I think I’ll just go and look at some of the fields we’re drain[dreɪn]ing near the old quarry.
- We’ve found him … found his body – all that’s left of it – in the
- 我们找到他了 … 找到了他的尸体–所有剩下的部分–在采石场里。
- But it wasn’t worth doing wrong just so that you could marry me. And
our marriage hasn’t been as happy for you as you thought it would
- But it’s the other woman who you’ve hurt the most, and I don’t see
how you can put that right.
- I won’t stand in your way, my child. Thank Mr and Mrs Cass. It’s
very kind of them.
9 Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
- Although this goodness never found its way into his conversation, it
showed itself in his way of life.
- Mr Utterson’s best friend was a distant cousin called Richard['ritʃəd] Enfield, who was well known as a fun-loving ‘man about town’
- One of these walks used to take them down a narrow side-street in a
busy part of London.
- The door had neither bell nor knocker[ˈnɒkə(r)] and looked
dusty and uncared for.
- The child’s family then arrived, and also a doctor. The child had
been sent to fetch the doctor for a sick neighbour, and was on her way
- But the doctor, who seemed a quiet , kindly man, was also looking at
our prisoner with murder in his eyes.
- But more than ten years ago Henry Jekyll became too – well, imaginative[ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv] for me. He developed some strange , wild ,
unscientific ideas. I told him so, and I’ve seen very little of him
- The street was empty and silent and small sounds carried a long
- I can get rid of Mr Hyde any time I want. You must understand,
however, that I take a great interest in poor Hyde.
- Under her silvery hair was a smooth face with a false[fɔːls]
smile and evil eyes, but she was polite enough.
- Sure enough, the bank held[held] several thousand pounds in
an account in the name of Edward Hyde.
- Now we only need his description on the “Wanted” notices.
- The lawyer listened with a serious face. He did not like his
friend’s feverish[ˈfiːvərɪʃ], excited look.
- I don’t care what happens to Hyde. I was thinking of my own reputation[ˌrepjuˈteɪʃn] …
- Mr Guest was interested in the study[ˈstʌdi] of
- He had always been a good and generous man.Now, however, he became a
churchgoer too. He was busy, he spent a lot of time in the fresh air and
he looked happy and carefree.
- Jekyll is his normal self again – at least, he was until last
- Little by little, however, he became tired of his friend’s refusal[rɪˈfjuːzl] to see him, and his visits became less
- The expression on Doctor Jekyll’s face had upset them both
- The thin trees were blowing wildly, and untidy grey clouds were
sailing past a pale, sickly moon.
- For a week now the person – or thing – in that study has been crying
night and day for some special chemical powders. My master was in the
habit, when he was particularly busy with his scientific work, of
writing orders on pieces of paper and leaving them on the stairs.
- Have you anything else to tell me , Poole? Once, I heard it
- There were bottles of liquid and some white powders lying in saucer[ˈsɔːsə(r)]s.
- But he had written all over this one - the handwriting was unmistakable[ˌʌnmɪˈsteɪkəbl] - before tearing it and throwing it on the
- We must be careful, Poole, or we may involve[ɪnˈvɒlv] your
master in some terrible danger.
- Although we have sometimes disagreed on scientific matters, I have
always remained your friend.
- He will be here with a locksmith[ˈlɒksmɪθ].
- You’ve been an unbeliever[ˌʌnbɪˈliːvə(r)] all your life. You laughed
at Doctor Jekyll’s ideas and called them unscientific rubbish – now see
- The serious , successful young doctor was me, and the wild,
fun-loving , irresponsible[ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsəbl] young man was me too. I
thought about this for a long time and slowly I realized that I was not
extraordinary[ɪkˈstrɔːdnri] in this.
- And so, late one disastrous[dɪˈzɑːstrəs] night, I mixed everything
together and prepared my drug.
- He was a normal man with normal fault[fɔːlt]s and
weaknesses, and Hyde was too strong for him.
- In my desperate fear and danger, I was like a pain-maddened[ˈmædn] animal, ready to kill or wound[wuːnd] at
- From that day onwards the situation worsen[ˈwɜːsn]ed. I
needed larger and more frequent dose[dəʊs]s in order to stay in
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