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01. "Do away with it弄死它?" shrieked[ʃriːkt] Fern. "You mean kill it? Just because it's smaller than the others?"
let out a terrific shriek
shriek and leap from the bed
a shriek of joy 兴奋的尖叫
shrieke/ scream with terror
02. Fern pushed a chair out of the way and ran outdoors. The grass was wet and the earth smelled of springtime.
push a chair out of the way
smell of... v. 散发出...的气味
That lovely, rich fragrant smell of the forest enveloped us.
03. He stood there with a lump in my throat and tried to fight back tears.
04. "Control myself控制情绪?" yelled Fern. "This is a matter of life and death, and you talk about controlling myself." Tears ran down her cheeks and she took hold of the ax and tried to pull it out of her father's hand.
a matter of life and death
05. Mr. Arable smiled. "Certainly not," he said, looking down at his daughter with love.
06. A queer[kwɪə(r)] look came over John Arable's face. He seemed almost ready to cry himself.
be ready to do sth 即将做...
07. Fern came slowly down the stairs. Her eyes were red from crying. As she approached her chair, the carton wobbled[ˈwɒbl], 摇摆，摇晃and there was a scratching noise. Fern looked at her father. Then she lifted the lid of the carton. There, inside, looking up at her, was the newborn pig.
弗恩慢慢地从楼梯上下来。她哭得眼睛发红。当她走近她的椅子时，纸箱摇晃着，有一种抓挠的声音。弗恩看着她的父亲。然后她掀开纸箱的盖子。在那里有一只刚出生的小猪正抬头看着她。Her voice wobbled with emotion. 她激动得声音发颤。He wobbled off on his bike. 他摇摇晃晃地骑着自行车走了。
08. Fern couldn't take her eyes off the tiny pig. "Oh," she whispered. "Oh, look at him! He's absolutely perfect."
09. She closed the carton carefully. First she kissed her father, then she kissed her mother. Then she opened the lid again, lifted the pig out, and held it against her cheek.
10. A minute later, Fern was seated on the floor in the corner of the kitchen with her infant between her knees, teaching it to suck from the bottle.
11. The children ran out to the road and climbed into the bus. Fern took no notice of the others in the bus. She just sat and stared out of the window, thinking what a blissful world it was and how lucky she was to have entire charge of a pig.
12. "Wilbur," replied Fern, dreamily. The pupils giggled. Fern blushed.
13. She stared dreamily out of the small window at the blue horizon.
14. Fern loved Wilbur more than anything. She loved to stroke [strəʊk] 轻抚 him, to feed him, to put him to bed. Every morning, as soon as she got up, she warmed his milk, tied his bib on, and held the bottle for him.
15. When he had finished the last drop, hegrunted and walked sleepily into the box. Fern peered through the door.
16. Every morning after breakfast, Wilbur walked out to the road with Fern and waited with her till the bus came. She would wave good-bye to him, and he would stand and watch the bus until it vanished around a turn.
17. His back itched, so he leaned against the fence and rubbed against the boards.
18. "I can see that," replied Wilbur. He gave a jump in the air, twirled, ran a few steps, stopped, looked all around, sniffed the smells of afternoon, and then set off walking down through the orchard.
19. Wilbur paid no attention. He stepped through the fence into his yard. He walked to the trough and took a long drink of slops, sucking in the milk hungrily and chewing the popover. It was good to be home again.
20. Wilbur heard the words of praise. He felt the warm milk inside his stomach. He felt the pleasant rubbing of the stick along his itchy back. He felt peaceful and happy and sleepy.
21. The next day was rainy and dark. Rain fell on the roof of the barn and dripped steadily from the eaves.
22. Rain upset Wilbur's plans. Wilbur had planned to go out, this day, and dig a new hole in his yard. He had other plans, too.
23. For a while he stood gloomily indoors. Then he walked to the door and looked out. Drops of rain struck his face. His yard was cold and wet. his trough had an inch of rainwater in it. Templeton was nowhere to be seen.
24. "Are you out there, Templeton?" called Wilbur. There was no answer. Suddenly Wilbur felt lonely and friendless.
25. Sadly, Wilbur lay down and listened to the rain. Soon he saw the rat climbing down a slanting board.
26. Friendless, dejected(unhappy), and hungry, he threw himself down in the manure and sobbed.
27. Wilbur couldn't believe what happening to him when Lurvy caught him and forced the medicine down his throat. This was certainly the worst day of his life. He didn't know whether he could endure the awful loneliness any more.
28. Darkness settled over everything. Soon there were only shadows and the noises of the sheep chewing their cuds, and occasionally the rattle of a cow-chain up overhead. You can imagine Wilbur's surprise when, out of the darkness, came a small voice he had never heard before. It sounded rather thin, but pleasant. "Do you want a friend, Wilbur?" it said. "I'll be a friend to you. I've watched you all day and I like you."
29. A dozen times during the night Wilbur woke and stared into the blackness, listening to the sounds and trying to figure out what time it was. A barn is never perfectly quiet. Even at midnight there is usually something stirring.
30. Through a small window, a faint gleam appeared. One by one the stars went out.
31. The fly was beating its wings furiously, trying to break loose and free itself.
32. In good time he was to discover that he was mistaken about Charlotte. Underneath her rather bold and cruel exterior, she had a kind heart, and she was to prove loyal and true to the very end.
33. The early summer days on a farm are the happiest and fairest days of the year. Lilacs bloom and make the air sweet, and then fade. Apple blossoms come with the lilacs, and the bees visit around among the apple trees. The days grow warm and soft.
34. Templeton glanced at Fern, then crept cautiously toward the goose, keeping close to the wall.
35. The gander opened his strong wings and beat the air with them to show his power. He was strong and brave, but the truth is, both the goose and the gander were worried about Templeton.
36. He raced ahead up into the bush, barking and snarling [snɑːl].
37. That afternoon, when the wind had died down and the barnyard was quiet and warm, the grey goose led her seven goslings off the nest and out into the world.
38. As the days went by, Wilbur grew and grew. He ate three big meals a day. He spent long hours lying on his side, half asleep, dreaming pleasant dreams. He enjoyed good health and he gained a lot of weight.
39. "I don't want to die!" screamed Wilbur, throwing himself to the ground.
40. "The goose did what?" asked Mrs. Arable, gazing at her daughter with a queer, worried look.
41. Fern chuckled softly, and her eyes grew wide with love for the pig.
42. Wilbur hesitated a moment, then jumped out into the air. He glanced hastily behind to see if a piece of rope was following him, but nothing seemed to be happening in his rear, and the next thing he knew he landed with a thump. “Ooomp!” he grunted.
43. Wilbur hung his head. His eyes grew wet with tears. Charlotte noticed his embarrassment and she spoke sharply to the lamb.
44. Twilight settled over Zuckerman's barn, and a feeling of peace.
45. But as he lay there he remembered what the old sheep had told him. The thought of death came to him and he began to tremble with fear.
46. Day after day the spider waited, head-down, for an idea to come to her. Hour by hour she sat motionless, deep in thought. Having promised Wilbur that she would save his life, she was determined to keep her promise.
47. Then you got up all your nerve, took a deep breath, and jumped. For a second you seemed to be falling to the barn floor far below, but then suddenly the rope would begin to catch you, and you would sail through the barn door going a mile a minute, with the wind whistling in your eyes and ears and hair.
48. Wilbur's heart almost stopped when he saw what was going on.
49. Wilbur grunted. He gulped and sucked, making swishing and swooshing noises, anxious to get everything at once.
50. On foggy mornings, Charlotte's web was truly a thing of beauty. This morning each thin strand was decorated with dozens of tiny beads of water. The web glistened in the light and made a pattern of loveliness and mystery, like a delicate veil.
51. He brushed his hand across his eyes and stared harder at Charlotte's web. "I'm seeing things," he whispered. He dropped to his knees and uttered a short prayer. Then, forgetting all about Wilbur's breakfast, he walked back to the house and called Mr. Zuckerman.
52. A look of complete bewilderment came over Mrs. Zuckerman's face.
53. Charlotte got so interested in her work, she began to talk to herself, as though to cheer herself on.
54. Next morning, Wilbur arose and stood beneath the web. He breathed the morning air into his lungs. Drops of dew, catching the sun, made the web stand out clearly.
55. That afternoon, when Mr. Zuckerman went to milk the cows and clean out the tie-ups, he was still thinking about what a wondrous pig he owned.
56. The sun was radiant [ˈreɪdiənt] in a clear blue sky.
57. The crickets sang in the grasses. They sang the song of summer's ending, a sad, monotonous song. "Summer is over and gone," they sang.
58. The children grabbed each other by the hand and danced off in the direction of the merry-go-round, toward the wonderful music and the wonderful adventure and the wonderful excitement, into the wonderful world where there would be no parents to guard them and guide them, and where they could be happy and free and do as they pleased.
59. For a moment after this announcement, the Arables and the Zuckermans were unable to speak or move.
60. When he heard the crowd begin to cheer and clap again, he suddenly fainted away. His legs collapsed, his mind went blank, and he fell to the ground, unconscious.
61. A great feeling of happiness swept over the Zuckermans and the Arables.
62. The crowd roared with laughter and they all heaved a sigh of relief.
63. There is no place like home, Wilburn thought, as he placed Charlotte's five hundred and fourteen unborn children carefully in a safe corner.
64. Wilbur trembled all over when he saw it. The little spider waved at him. Then Wilbur looked more closely. Two more little spiders crawled out and waved. They climbed round and round there, exploring their new world.
65. Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart.