夏洛特的網 Chapter 3 下
文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2016-08-18 08:14 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
"I can see that," replied Wilbur. He gave a jump in the air, twirled, ran a few steps, stopped, looked all around, sniffed1 the smells of afternoon, and then set off walking down through the orchard2. Pausing in the shade of an apple tree, he put his strong snout into the ground and began pushing, digging, and rooting. He felt very happy. He had plowed3 up quite a piece of ground before anyone noticed him. Mrs. Zuckerman was the first to see him. She saw him from the kitchen window, and she immediately shouted for the men.
"Ho-mer!" she cried. "Pig's out! Lurvy! Pig's out! Homer! Lurvy! Pig's out. He's down there under that apple tree."
"Now the trouble starts," thought Wilbur. "Now I'll catch it."
The goose heard the racket and she, too, started hollering. "Run-run-run downhill, make for the woods, the woods!" she shouted to Wilbur. "They'll never-never-never catch you in the woods."
The cocker spaniel heard the commotion4 and he ran out from the barn to join the chase. Mr. Zuckerman heard, and he came out of the machine shed where he was mending a tool. Lurvy, the hired man, heard the noise and came up from the asparagus patch where he was pulling weeds. Everybody walked toward Wilbur and Wilbur didn't know what to do. The woods seemed a long way off, and anyway, he had never been down there in the woods and wasn't sure he would like it.
"Get around behind him, Lurvy," said Mr. Zuckerman, "and drive him toward the barn! And take it easy-don't rush him! I'll go and get a bucket of slops."
The news of Wilbur's escape spread rapidly among the animals on the place. Whenever any creature broke loose on Zuckerman's farm, the event was of great interest to the others. The goose shouted to the nearest cow that Wilbur was free, and soon all the cows knew. Then one of the cows told one of the sheep, and soon all the sheep knew. The lambs learned about it from their mothers. The horses, in their stalls in the barn, pricked6 up their ears when they heard the goose hollering; and soon the horses had caught on to what was happening. "Wilbur's out," they said. Every animal stirred and lifted its head and became excited to know that one of his friends had got free and was no longer penned up or tied fast.
Wilbur didn't know what to do or which way to run. It seemed as through everybody was after him. "If this is what it's like to be free," he thought, "I believe I'd rather be penned up in my own yard." The cocker spaniel was sneaking7 up on him from one side. Lurvy the hired man was sneaking up on him from the other side. Mrs. Zuckerman stood ready to head him off if he started for the garden, and now Mr. Zuckerman was coming down toward him carrying a pail." This is really awful," thought Wilbur. "Why doesn't Fern come?" He began to cry.
The goose took command and began to give orders.
"Don't just stand there, Wilbur! Dodge8 about, dodge about!" cried the goose." Skip around, run toward me, slip in and out, in and out, in and out! Make for the woods! Twist and turn!"
The cocker spaniel sprang for Wilbur's hind5 leg. Wilbur jumped and ran. Lurvy reached out and grabbed. Mrs. Zuckerman screamed at Lurvy. The goose cheered for Wilbur. Wilbur dodged9 between Lurvy's legs. Lurvy missed Wilbur and grabbed the spaniel instead. "Nicely done, nicely done!" cried the goose. "Try it again, try it again!"
"Run downhill!" suggested the cows.
"Run toward me!" yelled the gander.
"Run uphill!" cried the sheep.
"Turn and twist!" honked10 the goose.
"Jump and dance!" said the rooster.
"Look out for Lurvy!" called the cows.
"Look out for Zuckerman!" yelled the gander.
"Watch out for the dog!" cried the sheep.
"Listen to me, listen to me!" screamed the goose.
Poor Wilbur was dazed and frightened by this hullabaloo. He didn't like being the center of all this fuss. He tried to follow the instructions his friends were giving him, but he couldn't run downhill and uphill at the same time, and he couldn't turn and twist when he was jumping and dancing, and he was crying so hard he could barely see anything that was happening. After all, Wilbur was a very young pig-not much more than a baby, really. He wished Fern were there to take him in his arms and comfort him. When he looked up and saw Mr. Zuckerman standing11 quite close to him, holding a pail of warm slops, he felt relieved. He lifted his nose and sniffed. The smell was delicious-warm milk, potato skins, wheat middlings, Kellogg's Corn Flakes12, and a popover left from the Zuckermans' breakfast.#p#分頁標題#e#
"Come, pig!" said Mr. Zuckerman, tapping the pail. "Come pig!" Wilbur took a step toward the pail.
"No-no-no!" said the goose. "It's the old pail trick, Wilbur. Don't fall for it, don't fall for it! He's trying to lure13 you back into captivity-ivity. He's appealing to your stomach."
Wilbur didn't care. The food smelled appetizing. He took another step toward the pail.
"Pig, pig!" said Mr. Zuckerman in a kind voice, and began walking slowly toward the barnyard, looking all about him innocently, as if he didn't know that a little white pig was following along behind him.
"You'll be sorry-sorry-sorry," called the goose.
Wilbur didn't care. He kept walking toward the pail of slops.
"You'll miss your freedom," honked the goose. "An hour of freedom is worth a barrel of slops."
Wilbur didn't care.
When Mr. Zuckerman reached the pigpen, he climbed over the fence and poured the slops into the trough. Then he pulled the loose board away from the fence, so that there was a wide hole for Wilbur to walk through.
"Reconsider, reconsider!" cried the goose.
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.
While Wilbur ate, Lurvy fetched a hammer and some 8-penny nails and nailed the board in place. Then he and Mr. Zuckerman leaned lazily on the fence and Mr. Zuckerman scratched Wilbur's back with a stick.
"He's quite a pig," said Lurvy.
"Yes, he'll make a good pig," said Mr. Zuckerman.
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. This had been a tiring afternoon. It was still only about four o'clock but Wilbur was ready for bed.
"I'm really too young to go out into the world alone," he thought as he lay down.


1 sniffed ccb6bd83c4e9592715e6230a90f76b72     
v.以鼻吸氣,嗅,聞( sniff的過去式和過去分詞 );抽鼻子(尤指哭泣、患感冒等時出聲地用鼻子吸氣);抱怨,不以為然地說
  • When Jenney had stopped crying she sniffed and dried her eyes. 珍妮停止了哭泣,吸了吸鼻子,擦干了眼淚。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • The dog sniffed suspiciously at the stranger. 狗疑惑地嗅著那個陌生人。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
2 orchard UJzxu     
  • My orchard is bearing well this year.今年我的果園果實累累。
  • Each bamboo house was surrounded by a thriving orchard.每座竹樓周圍都是茂密的果園。
3 plowed 2de363079730210858ae5f5b15e702cf     
v.耕( plow的過去式和過去分詞 );犁耕;費力穿過
  • They plowed nearly 100,000 acres of virgin moorland. 他們犁了將近10萬英畝未開墾的高沼地。 來自辭典例句
  • He plowed the land and then sowed the seeds. 他先翻土,然后播種。 來自辭典例句
4 commotion 3X3yo     
  • They made a commotion by yelling at each other in the theatre.他們在劇院里相互爭吵,引起了一陣騷亂。
  • Suddenly the whole street was in commotion.突然間,整條街道變得一片混亂。
5 hind Cyoya     
  • The animal is able to stand up on its hind limbs.這種動物能夠用后肢站立。
  • Don't hind her in her studies.不要在學業上扯她后腿。
6 pricked 1d0503c50da14dcb6603a2df2c2d4557     
刺,扎,戳( prick的過去式和過去分詞 ); 刺傷; 刺痛; 使劇痛
  • The cook pricked a few holes in the pastry. 廚師在餡餅上戳了幾個洞。
  • He was pricked by his conscience. 他受到良心的譴責。
7 sneaking iibzMu     
  • She had always had a sneaking affection for him. 以前她一直暗暗傾心于他。
  • She ducked the interviewers by sneaking out the back door. 她從后門偷偷溜走,躲開采訪者。
8 dodge q83yo     
  • A dodge behind a tree kept her from being run over.她向樹后一閃,才沒被車從身上輾過。
  • The dodge was coopered by the police.詭計被警察粉碎了。
9 dodged ae7efa6756c9d8f3b24f8e00db5e28ee     
v.閃躲( dodge的過去式和過去分詞 );回避
  • He dodged cleverly when she threw her sabot at him. 她用木底鞋砸向他時,他機敏地閃開了。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • He dodged the book that I threw at him. 他躲開了我扔向他的書。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
10 honked b787ca4a3834aa71da55df2b9bcafdfe     
v.(使)發出雁叫似的聲音,鳴(喇叭),按(喇叭)( honk的過去式和過去分詞 )
  • I drove up in front of the house and honked. 我將車開到屋子前面然后按喇叭。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
  • He honked his horn as he went past. 他經過時按響了汽車喇叭。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
11 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震過后只有幾幢房屋還立著。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他們堅決反對對法律做任何修改。
12 flakes d80cf306deb4a89b84c9efdce8809c78     
小薄片( flake的名詞復數 ); (尤指)碎片; 雪花; 古怪的人
  • It's snowing in great flakes. 天下著鵝毛大雪。
  • It is snowing in great flakes. 正值大雪紛飛。
13 lure l8Gz2     
  • Life in big cities is a lure for many country boys.大城市的生活吸引著許多鄉下小伙子。
  • He couldn't resist the lure of money.他不能抵制金錢的誘惑。
TAG標簽: tree goose orders
必威体育官网 <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链>