夏洛特的网 Chapter 2
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Fern loved Wilbur more than anything. She loved to stroke 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. Every afternoon, when the school bus stopped in front of her house, she jumped out and ran to the kitchen to fix another bottle for him. She fed him again at suppertime, and again just before going to bed. Mrs. Arable1 gave him a feeding around noontime each day, when Fern was away in school. Wilbur loved his milk, and he was never happier than when Fern was warming up a bottle for him. He would stand and gaze up at her with adoring eyes.
 
For the first few days of his life, Wilbur was allowed to live in a box near the stove in the kitchen. Then when Mrs. Arable complained, he was moved to a bigger box in the woodshed. At two weeks of age, he was moved outdoors. It was apple-blossom time, and the days were getting warmer. Mr. Arable fixed2 a small yard specially3 for Wilbur under an apple tree, and gave him a large wooden box full of straw, with a doorway4 cut in it so he could walk in and out as he pleased.
 
"Won't he be cold at night?" asked Fern.
 
"No," said her father. "Your watch and see what he does."
 
Carrying a bottle of milk, Fern sat down under the apple tree inside the yard. Wilbur ran to her and she held the bottle for him while he sucked. When he had finished the last drop, he grunted5 and walked sleepily into the box. Fern peered through the door. Wilbur was poking6 the straw with his snout. In a short time he had dug a tunnel in the straw. He crawled into the tunnel and disappeared from sight, completely covered with straw. Fern was enchanted7. It relieved her mind to know that her baby would sleep covered up, and would stay warm.
 
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. While Fern was in school, Wilbur was shut up inside his yard. But as soon as she got home in the afternoon, she would take him out and he would follow her around the place. If she went into the house, Wilbur went, too. If she went upstairs, Wilbur would wait at the bottom step until she came down again. If she took her doll for a walk in the doll carriage, Wilbur followed along. Sometimes, on these journeys, Wilbur would get tired, and Fern would pick him up and put him in the carriage alongside the doll. He liked this. And if he was very tired, he would close his eyes and go to sleep under the doll's blanket. He looked cute when his eyes were closed, because his lashes8 were so long. The doll would close her eyes, too, and Fern would wheel the carriage very slowly and smoothly9 so as not to wake her infants.
 
One warm afternoon, Fern and Avery put on bathing suits and went down to the brook10 for a swim. Wilbur tagged along at Fern's heels. When she waded11 into the brook, Wilbur waded in with her. He found the water quite cold--too cold for his liking12. So while the children swam and played and splashed water at each other, Wilbur amused himself in the mud along the edge of the brook, where it was warm and moist and delightfully13 sticky and oozy14.
 
Every day was a happy day, and every night was peaceful.
 
Wilbur was what farmers call a spring pig, which simply means that he was born in springtime. When he was five weeks old, Mr. Arable said he was now big enough to sell, and would have to be sold. Fern broke down and wept. But her father was firm about it. Wilbur's appetite had increased; he was beginning to eat scraps15 of food in addition to milk. Mr. Arable was not willing to provide for him any longer. He had already sold Wilbur's ten brothers and sisters.
 
"He's got to go, Fern," he said. "You have had your fun raising a baby pig, but Wilbur is not a baby any longer and he has got to be sold."
 
"Call up the Zuckermans," suggested Mrs. Arable to Fern. "Your Uncle Homer sometimes raises a pig. And if Wilbur goes there to live, you can walk down the road and visit him as often as you like."
 
"How much money should I ask for him?" Fern wanted to know.
 
"Well," said her father, "he's a runt. Tell your Uncle Homer you've got a pig you'll sell for six dollars, and see what he says."
 
It was soon arranged. Fern phoned and got her Aunt Edith, and her Aunt Edith hollered for Uncle Homer, and Uncle Homer came in from the barn and talked to Fern. When he heard that the price was only six dollars, he said he would buy the pig. Next day Wilbur was taken from his home under the apple tree and went to live in a manure16 pile in the cellar of Zuchkerman's barn.
 
芬爱威伯胜过了一切。她喜欢抚摩着他,喂他,抱他上床睡觉。每天早晨,只要她一起床,就亲自给他热牛奶,再为他系上围嘴儿,为他拿着瓶子。每天下午,当校车停到她家门前,她就会跳下车,跑到厨房为他准备另一瓶牛奶。晚饭时她还要一遍遍地喂他,直到上床就寝前为止。每天下午,芬刚离开学校的时候,阿拉贝尔太太就替芬喂威伯。威伯虽然喜欢喝奶,但只有芬为他热奶时,他才感到莫大的幸福,这时他会站起来,用充满深情的眼睛注视着她。
 
在威伯出生后的最初数天里,他被允许住在厨房火炉旁的盒子里。可后来,阿拉贝尔太太开始抱怨说,他该搬到柴棚那儿的大一点的房子里去住。因此在两周大的时候,他被挪到了户外。已经快到苹果树开花的时候了,天气正在变暖。阿拉贝尔先生在苹果树下为威伯特别圈了一座小院子,在里面给他搭了一个铺满稻草的大房子,房子底下还留出一个小门,如果他高兴,他可以随时从中进出。
 
“他在夜里不会冷吗?”
 
“不会的,”她的父亲说,“你只要看他都在做什么就知道了。”
 
芬拿了一瓶牛奶,坐到小院子里的苹果树下。威伯立刻朝她跑过来,她握住奶瓶喂他喝。吸吮完最后一滴后,威伯打着满意的呼噜,睡意朦胧地踱进小房子里去了。芬趴在房门口往里窥视。见威伯正用他的鼻子拱那些稻草。只一小会儿,他就在稻草间掘出了一个坑。他爬进坑里,完全被稻草盖住了,就此从芬的视线里消失。芬简直看入迷了。她这才放了心,因为她知道她的宝宝睡得既舒服又暖和。
 
每天早饭后,威伯都和芬一起走到路上,直到校车开来。等她挥手和他说完再见,他便站在那里望着汽车,直到车拐个弯儿开远。当芬上学时,威伯就被关到他的院子里。但只要下午芬一回来,她就会把他领出来,他便跟着她到处溜达。如果她进屋,威伯便也跟着往里走;如果她上了楼,威伯便在台阶上等着,直到她再次走下来;如果她用婴儿车带着自己的玩具娃娃去散步,威伯也会在后面跟着。有时,威伯有点儿走累了,芬就把他抱起来,放到车里的娃娃边上。他很喜欢这样。如果他非常的累,他就闭上眼睛,在娃娃身上蒙着的毯子下进入梦乡。他闭着眼的时候看起来格外的酷,因为他的眼毛是那么的长。娃娃也会闭眼睛呢。这时芬就会慢慢的、稳稳的推着小车,以免把她的宝宝们从梦中摇醒。
 
一个温暖的下午,芬和埃弗里穿上他们的游泳衣去小河边游泳。威伯也紧紧在芬的脚后跟着,和她一齐涉进水里。可他感觉水很凉——凉得让他非常不喜欢。所以当孩子们开始游泳并互相撩水玩儿时,威伯就在河边的泥地上玩,那里又暖又湿,让他很开心。
 
每日都是快乐的,每夜都是宁静的。
 
因为生在春天,所以威伯是头农夫们所谓的“春猪”。当他有五星期大时,阿拉贝尔先生说,他现在大得可以出卖了,因此应该被卖掉。芬听后,放声大哭起来。但她的父亲却还是坚持要卖威伯。威伯的食量变大了,除了牛奶他也开始吃散碎的食物了,阿拉贝尔先生不愿意再养他。他已经卖掉了威伯的十个哥哥姐姐了。
 
“他必须得走,芬,”他说,“你已经体验到了养小猪的乐趣了,可威伯不再是小猪了,得被卖掉才行。”
 
“给祖克曼舅舅打个电话,”阿拉贝尔太太对芬建议,“你霍默舅舅也养过猪。如果威伯卖到他那里,你就能顺着小路去看威伯了——只要你愿意的话。”
 
“我该向他要多少钱呢?”芬很想知道这一点。
 
“该要多少呢,”她的父亲说,“他长得这么瘦。告诉你霍默舅舅,你有一头小猪,只卖他六美元,看他有什么意见。”
 
这事一会儿就办妥了。伊迪丝舅妈听到芬打来的电话,便大声地叫在谷仓干活的霍默舅舅来听。当他听说小猪只卖六美元时,便说他决定买下了。第二天,威伯被从他在苹果树下的小房子里带走,住进了祖克曼先生的谷仓下面,地窖里的牛粪堆旁。


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1 arable vNuyi     
adj.可耕的,适合种植的
参考例句:
  1. The terrain changed quickly from arable land to desert.那个地带很快就从耕地变成了沙漠。
  2. Do you know how much arable land has been desolated?你知道什么每年有多少土地荒漠化吗?
2 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不变的,准备好的;(计算机)固定的
参考例句:
  1. Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你们俩选定婚期了吗?
  2. Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目标一旦确定,我们就不应该随意改变。
3 specially Hviwq     
adv.特定地;特殊地;明确地
参考例句:
  1. They are specially packaged so that they stack easily.它们经过特别包装以便于堆放。
  2. The machine was designed specially for demolishing old buildings.这种机器是专为拆毁旧楼房而设计的。
4 doorway 2s0xK     
n.门口,(喻)入门;门路,途径
参考例句:
  1. They huddled in the shop doorway to shelter from the rain.他们挤在商店门口躲雨。
  2. Mary suddenly appeared in the doorway.玛丽突然出现在门口。
5 grunted f18a3a8ced1d857427f2252db2abbeaf     
(猪等)作呼噜声( grunt的过去式和过去分词 ); (指人)发出类似的哼声; 咕哝着说
参考例句:
  1. She just grunted, not deigning to look up from the page. 她只咕哝了一声,继续看书,不屑抬起头来看一眼。
  2. She grunted some incomprehensible reply. 她咕噜着回答了些令人费解的话。
6 poking poking     
n. 刺,戳,袋 vt. 拨开,刺,戳 vi. 戳,刺,捅,搜索,伸出,行动散慢
参考例句:
  1. He was poking at the rubbish with his stick. 他正用手杖拨动垃圾。
  2. He spent his weekends poking around dusty old bookshops. 他周末都泡在布满尘埃的旧书店里。
7 enchanted enchanted     
adj. 被施魔法的,陶醉的,入迷的 动词enchant的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  1. She was enchanted by the flowers you sent her. 她非常喜欢你送给她的花。
  2. He was enchanted by the idea. 他为这个主意而欣喜若狂。
8 lashes e2e13f8d3a7c0021226bb2f94d6a15ec     
n.鞭挞( lash的名词复数 );鞭子;突然猛烈的一击;急速挥动v.鞭打( lash的第三人称单数 );煽动;紧系;怒斥
参考例句:
  1. Mother always lashes out food for the children's party. 孩子们聚会时,母亲总是给他们许多吃的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. Never walk behind a horse in case it lashes out. 绝对不要跟在马后面,以防它突然猛踢。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 smoothly iiUzLG     
adv.平滑地,顺利地,流利地,流畅地
参考例句:
  1. The workmen are very cooperative,so the work goes on smoothly.工人们十分合作,所以工作进展顺利。
  2. Just change one or two words and the sentence will read smoothly.这句话只要动一两个字就顺了。
10 brook PSIyg     
n.小河,溪;v.忍受,容让
参考例句:
  1. In our room we could hear the murmur of a distant brook.在我们房间能听到远处小溪汩汩的流水声。
  2. The brook trickled through the valley.小溪涓涓流过峡谷。
11 waded e8d8bc55cdc9612ad0bc65820a4ceac6     
(从水、泥等)蹚,走过,跋( wade的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  1. She tucked up her skirt and waded into the river. 她撩起裙子蹚水走进河里。
  2. He waded into the water to push the boat out. 他蹚进水里把船推出来。
12 liking mpXzQ5     
n.爱好;嗜好;喜欢
参考例句:
  1. The word palate also means taste or liking.Palate这个词也有“口味”或“嗜好”的意思。
  2. I must admit I have no liking for exaggeration.我必须承认我不喜欢夸大其词。
13 delightfully f0fe7d605b75a4c00aae2f25714e3131     
大喜,欣然
参考例句:
  1. The room is delightfully appointed. 这房子的设备令人舒适愉快。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  2. The evening is delightfully cool. 晚间凉爽宜人。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
14 oozy d1c7506f530c9638986b372cd7ad1889     
adj.软泥的
参考例句:
  1. What calls erythema oozy sex gastritis? 什么叫红斑渗出性胃炎? 来自互联网
15 scraps 737e4017931b7285cdd1fa3eb9dd77a3     
油渣
参考例句:
  1. Don't litter up the floor with scraps of paper. 不要在地板上乱扔纸屑。
  2. A patchwork quilt is a good way of using up scraps of material. 做杂拼花布棉被是利用零碎布料的好办法。
16 manure R7Yzr     
n.粪,肥,肥粒;vt.施肥
参考例句:
  1. The farmers were distributing manure over the field.农民们正在田间施肥。
  2. 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。
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