【夏洛的网】before breakfast (二)

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发表于:2017-07-05 08:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

在上次看了一小段后是不是觉得我们的英文原文书读起来其实也并不是太难呀?今天我们继续上次的内容。


【原文】

      "Fern," said Mr. Arable, "I know more about raising a litter of pigs than you do. A weakling makes trouble. Now run along!""But it's unfair," cried Fern. "The pig couldn't help being born small, could it? If I had been very small at birth, would you have killed me?"Mr. Arable smiled. "Certainly not," he said, looking down at his daughter with love. "But this is different. A little girl is one thing, a little runty pig is another.""I see no difference," replied Fern, still hanging on to the ax. "This is the most terrible case of injustice I ever heard of."A queer look came over John Arable's face. He seemed almost ready to cry himself.

  "All right," he said." You go back to the house and I will bring the runt when I come in. I'll let you start it on a bottle, like ababy. Then you'll see what trouble a pig can be."When Mr. Arable returned to the house half an hour later, he carried a carton under his arm. Fern was upstairs changing hers neakers. The kitchen table was set for breakfast, and the room smelled of coffee, bacon, damp plaster, and wood smoke from the stove.

  "Put it on her chair!" said Mrs. Arable. Mr. Arable set the carton down at Fern's place. Then he walked to the sink and washed his hands and dried them on the roller towel.

  Fern came slowly down the stairs. Her eyes were red from crying.


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【词汇解析】

a litter of 一窝幼崽

例句:It was the finest puppy in a litter of six. 这是这窝六只幼崽中最好的一只小狗。

run along走开

例句:Run along now and play for a bit.现在离开这里,去玩一会吧。

unfair adj. 不公平的

例句:The whole academic system is unfair.整个教学体制是不公平的。

injustice n. 不公平

例句:They'll continue to fight injustice.他们会继续与不公正作斗争。

queer  adj. 奇怪的;不舒服的;同性恋的
                             n. 同性恋者;怪人
                             v. 搞糟

例句:There is something queer in the story.这个故事中有古怪的地方。

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