夏洛特的网 Chapter 3 上
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                  The barn was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay and it smelled of manure1. It smelled of the perspiration2 of tired horses and the wonderful sweet breath of patient cows. It often had a sort of peaceful smell -- as though noghing bad could happen ever again in the world. It smelled of grain and of harness dressing3 and of axle grease and of rubber boots and of new rope. And whenever the cat was given a fish-head to eat, the barn would smell of fish. But mostly it smelled of hay, for there was always hay in the great loft4 up overhead. And there was always hay being pitched down to the cows and the hourses and the sheep.
                  The barn was pleasantly warm in winter when the animals spent most of their time indoors, and it was pleasantly cool in summer when the big doors stood wide open to the breeze. The barn had stalls on the main floor for the work hourses, tie-ups on the main floor for the cows, a sheepfold down below for the sheep, a pigpen down below for Wilbur, and it was full of all sorts of things that you find in barns: ladders, grindsones, pitch forks, monkey wrenches6, scythes7, lawn mowers, snow shovels8, ax handles, milk pails, water buchers, empty grain sacks, and rusty9 rat traps. It was the kind of barn that swallows like to build their nests in. It was the kind of barn that children like to play in. And the whole thing was owned by Fern's uncle, Mr. Homer L. Zuckerman.
                  Wilbur's new home was in the lower part of the barn, directly underneath10 the cows. Mr. Zuckerman knew that a manure pile is a good place to keep a young pig. Pigs need warmth, and it was warm and comfortable down there in the barn cellar on the south side.
                  Fern came almost every day to visit him. She found an old milking stool that had been discarded, and she placed the stool in the sheepfold next to Wilbur's pen. Here she sat quietly during the long afternoons, thinking and listening and watching Wilbur. The sheep soon got to know her and trust her. So did the geese, who lived with the sheep. All the animals trusted her, she was so quiet and friendly. Mr. Zuckerman did not allow her to take Wilbur out, and he did not allow to get into the pigpen. But he told Fern that she could sit on the stool and watch Wilbur as long as she wanted to. It made her happy just to be near the pig, and it made her happy just to be near the pig, and it made Wilbur happy to know that she was sitting there, right outside his pen. But he never had any fun--no walks, no redes, no swims.
                  One afternoon in June, when Wilbur was almost two months old, he wandered out into his small yard outside the barn. Fern had not arrived for her usual visit. Wilbur stood in the sun feeling lonely and bored.
                  "There's never anything to do around here," he thought. He walked slowly to his food trough and sniffed11 to see if anything had been overlooked at lunch. He found a small strip of potato skin and ate it. His back itched5, so he leaned against the fence and rubbed against the boards. When he tired of this, he walked indoors, climbed to the top of the manured pile, and sat down. He didn't feel like going to sleep, he didn't feel like digging, he was tired of standing12 still, tired of lying down. "I'm less than two months old and I'm tired of living," he said. He walked out to the yard again.
                  "When I'm out here," he said, "there's no place to go but in. When I'm indoors, there's no place to go but out in the yard."
                  "That's where you're wrong, my friend, my freiend," said a voice. 
                  Wilbur looked through the fence and saw the goose standing there.
                  "You don't have to stay in that dirty-llittle dirty-little dirty-little yard," said the goose, who talded rather fast. "One of the boards is loose. Push on it, push-push-push on it, and come on out!"
                  "What?" said Wilbur. "Say it slower!"
                  "At-at-at, at the risk of repeating myself," said the goose, "I suggest that you come on out. It's wonderful out here."
                  "Did you say a board was loose?" 
                  "That I did, that I did," said the goose.
                  Wilbur walked up to the fence and saw that the goose was right--one board was loose. He put his head sown, shut his eyes, and pushed. The board gave way. In a minute he had squeezed through the fence and was standing in the long grass outside his yard. The goose chuckled13.
                  "How does it feel to be free?" she asked.
                  "I like it ," said Wilbur. "That is, I guess I like it." #p#分页标题#e#
                  Actually, Wilbur felt queer to be outside his fence, with nothing between him and the big world.
                  "Where do you think I'd better go?"
                  "Anywhere you like, anywhere you like," said the goose. "Go down through the orchard14, root up the sod! Go down through the garden, dig up the radishes! Root up everything! Eat grass! Look for corn! Look for oats! Run all over! Skip and dance, jump and prance15! Go down through the orchard and stroll in the woods! The world is a wonderful place when you're young."
                  “你不用老呆在那个肮脏的-小 肮脏的-小 肮脏的-小院子里,”母鹅说得相当的快。“这儿有一块木板松了。推开它,推-推-推开它,就能够出去!”


                  1 manure R7Yzr     
                  • The farmers were distributing manure over the field.农民们正在田间施肥。
                  • The farmers used manure to keep up the fertility of their land.农夫们用粪保持其土质的肥沃。
                  2 perspiration c3UzD     
                  • It is so hot that my clothes are wet with perspiration.天太热了,我的?#36335;?#34987;汗水湿透了。
                  • The perspiration was running down my back.汗从我背上淌下来。
                  3 dressing 1uOzJG     
                  • Don't spend such a lot of time in dressing yourself.别花那么多时间来打扮自己。
                  • The children enjoy dressing up in mother's old clothes.孩子们?#19981;?#31359;上妈妈旧时的?#36335;?#29609;。
                  4 loft VkhyQ     
                  • We could see up into the loft from bottom of the stairs.我们能从楼梯脚边望到阁楼的内部。
                  • By converting the loft,they were able to have two extra bedrooms.把阁楼改造一下,他们就可以多出两间卧室。
                  5 itched 40551ab33ea4ba343556be82d399ab87     
                  v.发痒( itch的过去式和过去分词 )
                  • Seeing the children playing ping-pong, he itched to have a go. 他?#21561;胶?#23376;们打乒乓,不觉技痒。 来自?#26029;?#20195;汉英综合大词典》
                  • He could hardly sIt'still and itched to have a go. 他再也坐不住了,心里跃跃欲试。 来自?#26029;?#20195;汉英综合大词典》
                  6 wrenches 238611407049b765eb73fb72376ef016     
                  n.一拧( wrench的名词复数 );(身体关节的)扭伤?#35805;?#25163;;(尤指离别的)悲痛v.(?#22303;?#22320;)扭( wrench的第三人称单数 );扭伤;使感到痛苦;使悲痛
                  • NEVER use wrenches or other persuaders to operate the valve. 禁?#25925;?#29992;扳?#21482;?#20854;它强制性工具来操作阀门。 来自互联网
                  • Thus, torque wrenches should be used for tightening DISS connections. 因此,应该使用转矩扳手来上紧DISS?#27833;貳?来自互联网
                  7 scythes e06a16fe7c0c267adff5744def4ffcfa     
                  n.(长柄)大镰刀( scythe的名词复数 )v.(长柄)大镰刀( scythe的第三人称单数 )
                  • Scythes swished to and fro. 长柄大镰?#22810;?#21974;地来回挥动。 来?#28304;?#20856;例句
                  • I'll tell you what: go to the forge now and get some more scythes. 我告诉你怎么做:你现在就去铁匠店多买几把镰刀回来。 来自互联网
                  8 shovels ff43a4c7395f1d0c2d5931bbb7a97da6     
                  n.铲子( shovel的名词复数 );锹;推土机、挖土机等的)铲;铲形部份v.铲子( shovel的第三人称单数 );锹;推土机、挖土机等的)铲;铲形部份
                  • workmen with picks and shovels 手拿镐铲的工人
                  • In the spring, we plunge shovels into the garden plot, turn under the dark compost. 春天,我们用铁锨翻开园子里黑油油的沃土。 来?#28304;?#20856;例句
                  9 rusty hYlxq     
                  • The lock on the door is rusty and won't open.门上的锁锈住了。
                  • I haven't practiced my French for months and it's getting rusty.几个月不用,我的法语?#21482;?#30095;了。
                  10 underneath VKRz2     
                  • Working underneath the car is always a messy job.在汽车底下工作是件脏活。
                  • She wore a coat with a dress underneath.她穿着一件大衣,里面套着一条连衣裙。
                  11 sniffed ccb6bd83c4e9592715e6230a90f76b72     
                  v.以鼻吸气,嗅,闻( sniff的过去式和过去分词 );抽鼻子(尤指哭泣、患感冒等时出声地用鼻子吸气);抱怨,不以为然地说
                  • When Jenney had stopped crying she sniffed and dried her eyes. 珍妮停止了哭泣,吸了吸鼻子,擦干了眼泪。 来自?#37117;?#26126;英汉词典》
                  • The dog sniffed suspiciously at the stranger. ?#33452;?#24785;地嗅着那个陌生人。 来自?#37117;?#26126;英汉词典》
                  12 standing 2hCzgo     
                  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有?#22797;?#25151;屋还立着。
                  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
                  13 chuckled 8ce1383c838073977a08258a1f3e30f8     
                  轻声地笑( chuckle的过去式和过去分词 )
                  • She chuckled at the memory. 想起这件事她就?#24213;?#21457;笑。
                  • She chuckled softly to herself as she remembered his astonished look. 想起他那惊讶的表情,她就轻轻地?#24213;?#21457;笑。
                  14 orchard UJzxu     
                  • My orchard is bearing well this year.今年我的果园果实累累。
                  • Each bamboo house was surrounded by a thriving orchard.每座竹楼周围都是茂密的果园。
                  15 prance u1zzg     
                  • Their horses pranced and whinnied.他们的马奔腾着、?#24187;?#30528;。
                  • He was horrified at the thought of his son prancing about on a stage in tights.一想到儿子身穿紧身衣在舞台上神气活现地走来走去,他就感到震惊。
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