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Colleen was in a hurry, which made her driving even more careless than usual. Her boyfriend Simon had aly criticized her many times for failing to stop completely at stop signs. That’s what they call a “California, or rolling, stop,” he told her.“If the cops catch you sliding through a stop sign like that,” he said, wagging a finger at her, “they’ll give you a ticket for running a stop sign. That’s a moving violation. That means at least a 0 ticket, plus eight hours of driving school for another .”“I know, I know,” she replied. “But I never do it when they’re around, so how can they catch me?” Simon was about to tell her that cops have a habit of suddenly appearing out of nowhere, but Colleen told him to stop thinking so negatively. “You are bad luck,” she said. “When you talk like that, you make bad things happen.” He told her that life doesn’t work that way.Colleen was in a hurry because she needed to drop off a package at the post office. It had to get to New York by Wednesday. She exited the freeway and pulled up at the stop sign. One car was in front of her. Colleen looked to the right and to the left. No cars were coming. It was safe to pull out. She hit the gas pedal. Bang! The car in front of her was still sitting there. The driver was a young woman, who got out of her car, walked back to look at the damage to her new car, and started yelling at Colleen. Article/201104/131648。

  • But Mr. Gardiner, though he assured her again of his earnest endeavours in the cause, could not avoid recommending moderation to her, as well in her hopes as her fear; and after talking with her in this manner till dinner was on the table, they all left her to vent all her feelings on the housekeeper, who attended in the absence of her daughters.嘉丁纳先生虽然又重新安了她一下心,说他一定会认真尽力地去效劳,可是又叫她不要过分乐观,也不要过分忧虑。大家跟她一直谈到吃中饭才走开,反正女儿们不在她跟前的时候,有管家妇等候她,她还可以去向管家妇发牢骚。Though her brother and sister were persuaded that there was no real occasion for such a seclusion from the family, they did not attempt to oppose it, for they knew that she had not prudence enough to hold her tongue before the servants, while they waited at table, and judged it better that ONE only of the household, and the one whom they could most trust should comprehend all her fears and solicitude on the subject.虽然她弟弟和弟妇都以为她大可不必和家里人分开吃饭,可是他们并不打算反对她这样做,因为他们考虑到她说话不谨慎,如果吃起饭来让好几个佣人一起来等候,那么她在佣人们面前把心里话全说了出来,未免不大好,因此最好还是只让一个佣人……一个最靠得住的佣人等候她,听她去叙述她对这件事是多么担心,多么牵挂。 In the dining-room they were soon joined by Mary and Kitty, who had been too busily engaged in their separate apartments to make their appearance before. One came from her books, and the other from her toilette. The faces of both, however, were tolerably calm; and no change was visible in either, except that the loss of her favourite sister, or the anger which she had herself incurred in this business, had given more of fretfulness than usual to the accents of Kitty. As for Mary, she was mistress enough of herself to whisper to Elizabeth, with a countenance of grave reflection, soon after they were seated at table:他们走进饭厅不久,曼丽和吉蒂也来了,原来这两都在自己房间里忙着各人自己的事,一个在读书,一个在化妆,因此没有能够早一些出来。两人的脸色都相当平静,看不出有什么变化,只是吉蒂讲话的声调比平常显得暴躁一些,这或者是因为她丢了一个心爱的而感到伤心,或者是因为这件事也使她觉得气愤。至于曼丽,她却自有主张,等大家坐定以后,她便摆出一副严肃的面孔,跟伊丽莎白低声说道:;This is a most unfortunate affair, and will probably be much talked of. But we must stem the tide of malice, and pour into the wounded bosoms of each other the balm of sisterly consolation. ;“家门不幸,遭此惨祸,很可能会引起外界议论纷纷。人心恶毒,我们一定要及时防范,免得一发不可收拾。我们要用之情来安慰彼此创伤的心灵。”Then, perceiving in Elizabeth no inclination of replying, she added, ;Unhappy as the event must be for Lydia, we may draw from it this useful lesson: that loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable; that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex. ;她看到伊丽莎白不想回答,便又接下去说:“此事对于丽迪雅固属不幸,但亦可以作为我们的前车之鉴。大凡女人家一经失去贞操,便无可挽救,这真是一失足成千古恨。美貌固然难于永保,名誉亦何尝容易保全。世间多的是轻薄男子,岂可不寸步留神?” Article/201204/177973。
  • Had Lydia and her mother known the substance of her conference with her father, their indignation would hardly have found expression in their united volubility. In Lydia#39;s imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness. She saw, with the creative eye of fancy, the streets of that gay bathing-place covered with officers. She saw herself the object of attention, to tens and to scores of them at present unknown. She saw all the glories of the camp--its tents stretched forth in beauteous uniformity of lines, crowded with the young and the gay, and dazzling with scarlet; and, to complete the view, she saw herself seated beneath a tent, tenderly flirting with at least six officers at once.倘若丽迪雅和她母亲知道她这次跟父亲谈话的内容,她们一定要气死了,即使她们两张利嘴同时夹攻,滔滔不绝地大骂一阵,也还消不了她们的气。在丽迪雅的想象中,只要到白利屯去一次,人间天上的幸福都会获得。她幻想着在那华丽的浴场附近,一条条街道上都挤满了军官。她幻想着几十个甚至几百个素昧生平的军官,都对她献殷勤。她幻想着堂皇富丽的营帐,帐幕整洁美观,里面挤满了血气方刚的青年小伙子,都穿着灿烂夺目的大红军。她还幻想到一幅最美满的情景,幻想到自己坐在一个帐篷里面,同时跟好多个军官在柔情密意地卖弄风情。Had she known her sister sought to tear her from such prospects and such realities as these, what would have been her sensations? They could have been understood only by her mother, who might have felt nearly the same. Lydia#39;s going to Brighton was all that consoled her for her melancholy conviction of her husband#39;s never intending to go there himself.倘若她知道了她竟要妨害她,不让她去享受到这些美妙的远景和美妙的现实,那叫她怎么受得了?只有她母亲才能体谅她这种心境,而且几乎和她有同感。她相信丈夫决不打算到白利屯去,她感到很痛苦,因此,丽迪雅能够去一次,对她这种痛苦实在是莫大的安慰。1.at present 现在, 目前At present, I don#39;t want to get married.目前,我还不想结婚。2.flirt with 和 ... 调情Don#39;t take her too seriously. She is only flirting with you.别和她认真,她只是与你调情罢了。3.seek to 追求, 争取, 设法The bill seek to repeal the existing legislation.该议案企图废除现存的有关立法。4.intend to 想要, 打算I hear they intend to marry.听说他们要结婚了。 Article/201201/167943。
  • 伊丽莎白听着的话,嘴上一声不响,心里可并不信。她比她的观察力来得敏锐,脾气她没有那么好惹,因此提到彬家,她只要想想她们在跳舞场里的那种举止,就知道她们并不打算要讨一般人的好。Elizabeth listened in silence, but was not convinced; their behaviour at the assembly had not been calculated to please in general; and with more quickness of observation and less pliancy of temper than her sister, and with a judgement too unassailed by any attention to herself, she was very little disposed to approve them. They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited. They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank, and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others. They were of a respectable family in the north of England; a circumstance more deeply impressed on their memories than that their brother's fortune and their own had been acquired by trade. Mr. Bingley inherited property to the amount of nearly a hundred thousand pounds from his father, who had intended to purchase an estate, but did not live to do it. Mr. Bingley intended it likewise, and sometimes made choice of his county; but as he was now provided with a good house and the liberty of a manor, it was doubtful to many of those who best knew the easiness of his temper, whether he might not spend the remainder of his days at Netherfield, and leave the next generation to purchase. Article/201012/119839。
  • A floating head and a cat 6(漂浮的女头,神秘的夜猫 06)The next day, I kept my promise to him about telling the others about the head, but I mentioned seeing the cat to my sister in law and my nieces as a cat isn’t as scary as a floating head. My nieces then confessed that while in that room, they always felt as if they were being watched and our son, who was later in that room after my brother and his family left and before we told him about the head, said he felt as if he was being watched as well.   For the rest of the visit, nothing else happened. After our visit, my sister in law and I had a talk and tried to figure out where these ghosts were coming from and we guessed that maybe they were attached to this old organ. My father doesn’t have much history on it except for what I mentioned earlier in the story. My theory is his business partner gave it to him because it creeped him out and he wanted to get rid of it. My father said it is a very valuable antique and now wants to leave it to me some day since I was asking questions about it. (I didn’t tell my dad about what I had seen, as he does not believe in ghosts and I didn't want to freak him out) I told him thanks but I really couldn’t accept it and I told him he should donate it to a church or something. I don’t want to hurt his feelings, but I don’t want it!!  第二天,我遵守我的诺言没有向任何人提起这颗头的事,不过我还是将我夜半遇猫的经历告诉了弟和外甥女,毕竟这没有那颗飘浮的人头那么恐怖。而外甥女此时无忌地说当她们在自己那间屋子里时,老感觉是有什么在一直盯着自己,在我弟弟全家走了以后,我儿子就搬到了她们房间,他也说好像是感觉到老有什么在一直看着自己,而这时我和丈夫都没有告诉他关于那颗头的故事。  不过在接下来的这段时间里,倒是什么也没发生。在看望结束后,弟和我又谈论起这件事,努力想找出这鬼到底是从何而来,据我们猜测,鬼也许就附在那把老古董的风琴上。其实我父亲对这把风琴的历史没有多少了解,他所知道的就是我在故事开头所提到的那几点。据我猜测,这位生意伙伴之所以将这把风琴送给我父亲,那是因为这把风琴也曾经让他惊悚过,因此他想摆脱掉这把风琴,于是就送给了我父亲。而我父亲还把这风琴说成是价值不菲的古董,说是将来哪一天还要留给我,因为他发现我对它一直是非常好奇,老是问这问那(我并没有告诉父亲我所看到一切,因为他也不信鬼神,而且我也不想让他担惊受怕)。我向他表达了我的谢意,但是我着实无法接受这份礼物,我劝他可以将风琴捐给教堂之类的组织。我不想伤害他的感情,但同样,我也不想得到这把风琴!! Article/200810/51295。
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