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I Capture The Castle .pdf

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简介:本文档为《I Capture The Castle pdf》,可适用于人文社科领域,主题内容包含ICAPTURETHECASTLEbyDodieSmithAlsobyDodieSmithTheHundredandOneDalmatiansThe符等。

ICAPTURETHECASTLEbyDodieSmithAlsobyDodieSmithTheHundredandOneDalmatiansTheStarlightBarkingICAPTURETHECASTLECopyright,renewedbyDorothyGladysBeeselyAllrightsreservedPrintedintheUnitedStatesofAmericaNopartofthisbookmaybeusedorreproducedinanymannerwhatsoeverwithoutwrittenpermissionexceptinthecaseofbriefquotationsembodiedincriticalarticlesorreviewsForinformation,addressStMartin'sPress,FifthAvenue,Newyork,Ny第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网LibraryofCongressCataloginginPublicationDataSmith,DodieIcapturethecastlebyDodieSmithISBN(hb)ISBN(pbk)ItitleFirstpublishedintheUnitedStatesbyAtlanticLittle,BrownBooksFirstStMartin'sGriffinEdition:MayI:THESIXPENNYBOOKIamsittinginthekitchensinkThatis,myfeetareinittherestofmeisonthedrainingboard,whichIhavepaddedwithourdog'sblanketandtheteacozyIcan'tsaythatIamreallycomfortable,andthereisadepressingsmellofcarbolicsoap,butthisistheonlypartofthekitchenwherethereisanydaylightleftAndIhavefoundthatsittinginaplacewhereyouhaveneversatbeforecanbeinspiringIwrotemyverybestpoemwhilesittingonthehenhouseThougheventhatisn'taverygoodpoemIhavedecidedmypoetryissobadthatImustn'twriteanymoreofitDripsfromtheroofareploppingintothewaterbuttbythebackdoorTheviewthroughthewindowsabovethesinkisexcessivelydrearyBeyondthedankgardeninthecourtyardaretheruinedwallsontheedgeofthemoatBeyondthemoat,theboggyploughedfieldsstretchtotheleadenskyItellmyselfthatalltherainwehavehadlatelyisgoodfornature,andthatatanymomentspringwillsurgeonusItrytoseeleavesonthetreesandthecourtyardfilledwithsunlightUnfortunately,themoremymind'seyeseesgreenandgold,themoredrainedofallcolordoesthetwilightseemItiscomfortingtolookawayfromthewindowsandtowardsthekitchenfire,nearwhichmysisterRoseisironing,thoughsheobviouslycan'tseeproperly,anditwillbeapityifshescorchesheronlynightgown(Ihavetwo,butoneisminusitsbehind)Roselooksparticularlyfetchingbyfirelightbecausesheisapinkishpersonherskinhasapinkglowandherhairispinkishgold,verylightandfeatheryAlthoughIamratherusedtoherIknowsheisabeautySheisnearlytwentyoneandverybitterwithlifeIamseventeen,lookyounger,feelolderIamnobeautybuthaveaneatishfaceIhavejustremarkedtoRosethatoursituationisreallyratherromantictwogirlsinthisstrangeandlonelyhouseSherepliedthatshesawnothingromanticaboutbeingshutupinacrumblingruinsurroundedbyaseaofmudImustadmitthatourhomeisanunreasonableplacetoliveinYetIloveitThehouseitselfwasbuiltinthetimeofCharlesII,butitwasgraftedontoafourteenthcenturycastlethathadbeendamagedbyCromwellThewholeofoureastwallwaspartofthecastletherearetworoundtowersinitThegatehouseisintactandastretchoftheoldwallsattheirfullheightjoinsittothehouseAndBelmotteTower,allthatremainsofanevenoldercastle,stillstandsonitsmoundclosebyButIwon'tattempttodescribeourpeculiarhomefullyuntilIcanseemoretimeaheadofmethanIdonowIamwritingthisjournalpartlytopracticemynewlyacquiredspeedwritingandpartlytoteachmyselfhowtowriteanovelIintendtocaptureallourcharactersandputinconversationsItoughttobegoodformystyleto第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网dashalongwithoutmuchthought,asuptonowmystorieshavebeenverystiffandselfconsciousTheonlytimeFatherobligedmebyreadingoneofthem,hesaidIcombinedstatelinesswithadesperateefforttobefunnyHetoldmetorelaxandletthewordsflowoutofmeIwishIknewofawaytomakewordsflowoutofFatherYearsandyearsago,hewroteaveryunusualbookcalledJacobWrestling,amixtureoffiction,philosophyandpoetryIthadagreatsuccess,particularlyinAmerica,wherehemadealotofmoneybylecturingonit,andheseemedlikelytobecomeaveryimportantwriterindeedButhestoppedwritingMotherbelievedthiswasduetosomethingthathappenedwhenIwasaboutfiveWewerelivinginasmallhousebytheseaatthetimeFatherhadjustjoinedusafterhissecondAmericanlecturetourOneafternoonwhenwewerehavingteainthegarden,hehadthemisfortunetolosehistemperwithMotherverynoisilyjustashewasabouttocutapieceofcakeHebrandishedthecakeknifeathersomenacinglythatanofficiousneighborjumpedthegardenfencetointerveneandgothimselfknockeddownFatherexplainedincourtthatkillingawomanwithoursilvercakeknifewouldbealong,wearybusinessentailingsawinghertodeath,andhewascompletelyexoneratedofanyintentionofslayingMotherThewholecaseseemstohavebeenquiteludicrous,witheveryonebuttheneighborbeingveryfunnyButFathermadethemistakeofbeingfunnierthanthejudgeand,astherewasnodoubtwhateverthathehadseriouslydamagedtheneighbor,hewassenttoprisonforthreemonthsWhenhecameouthewasasniceamanasevernicer,becausehistemperwassomuchbetterApartfromthat,hedidn'tseemtometobechangedatallButRoseremembersthathehadalreadybeguntogetunsociableitwasthenthathetookafortyyears'leaseofthecastle,whichisanadmirableplacetobeunsociableinOnceweweresettledherehewassupposedtobeginanewbookButtimewentonwithoutanythinghappeningandatlastwerealizedthathehadgivenupeventryingtowriteforyearsnow,hehasrefusedtodiscussthepossibilityMostofhislifeisspentinthegatehouseroom,whichisicycoldinwinterasthereisnofireplacehejusthuddlesoveranoilstoveAsfarasweknow,hedoesnothingbutreaddetectivenovelsfromthevillagelibraryMissMarcy,thelibrarianandschoolmistress,bringsthemtohimSheadmireshimgreatlyandsays"theironhasenteredintohissoul"Personally,Ican'tseehowtheironcouldgetveryfarintoaman'ssoulduringonlythreemonthsinjailanyway,notifthemanhadasmuchvitalityasFatherhadandheseemedtohaveplentyofitleftwhentheylethimoutButithasgonenowandhisunsociabilityhasgrownalmostintoadiseaseIoftenthinkhewouldprefernoteventomeethisownhouseholdAllhisnaturalgaietyhasvanishedAttimesheputsonafalsecheerfulnessthatembarrassesme,butusuallyheiseithermoroseorirritableIthinkIshouldpreferitifhelosthistemperasheusedtoOh,poorFather,hereallyisverypatheticButhemightatleastdoalittleworkinthegardenIamawarethatthisisn'tafairportraitofhimImustcapturehimlaterMotherdiedeightyearsago,fromperfectlynaturalcausesIthinkshemusthavebeenashadowyperson,becauseIhaveonlythevaguestmemoryofherandIhaveanexcellentmemoryformostthings(icanrememberthecakeknifeincidentperfectlyIhitthefallenneighborwithmylittlewoodenspadeFatheralwayssaidthisgothimanextramonth)Threeyearsago(orisitfourhisIknowFather'sonespasmofsociabilitywasin)astepmotherwaspresentedtousWeweresurprised第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网Sheisafamousartists'modelwhoclaimstohavebeenchristenedTopazevenifthisistruethereisnolawtomakeawomansticktoanamelikethatSheisverybeautiful,withmassesofhairsofairthatitisalmostwhite,andaquiteextraordinarypallorSheusesnomakeup,notevenpowderTherearetwopaintingsofherintheTateGallery:onebyMacmorris,called"TopazinJade",inwhichshewearsamagnificentjadenecklaceandonebyHJAllardywhichshowshernudeonanoldhorsehaircoveredsofathatshesayswasverypricklyThisiscalled"Composition"butasAllardyhaspaintedherevenpalerthansheis,"Decomposition"wouldsuititbetterActually,thereisnothingunhealthyaboutTopaz'spalloritsimplymakesherlookasifshebelongedtosomenewraceShehasaverydeepvoicethatis,sheputsoneonitispartofanartypose,whichincludespaintingandluteplayingButherkindnessisperfectlygenuineandsoishercookingIamvery,veryfondofheritisnicetohavewrittenthatjustassheappearsonthekitchenstairsSheiswearingherancientorangeteagownHerpale,straighthairisflowingdownherbacktoherwaistShepausedonthetopstepandsaid"Ah,girls"withthreevelvetyinflectionsoneachwordNowsheissittingonthesteeltrivet,rakingthefireThepinklightmakesherlookmoreordinary,butveryprettySheistwentynineandhadtwohusbandsbeforeFather(shewillnevertellusverymuchaboutthem),butshestilllooksextraordinarilyyoungPerhapsthatisbecauseherexpressionissoblankThekitchenlooksverybeautifulnowThefirelightglowssteadilythroughthebarsandthroughtheroundholeinthetopoftherangewherethelidhasbeenleftoffItturnsthewhitewashedwallsrosyeventhedarkbeamsintheroofareaduskygoldThehighestbeamisoverthirtyfeetfromthegroundRoseandTopazaretwotinyfiguresinagreatglowingcaveNowRoseissittingonthefender,waitingforherirontoheatSheisstaringatTopazwithadiscontentedexpressionIcanoftentellwhatRoseisthinkingandIwouldtakeabetthatsheisenvyingtheorangeteagownandhatingherownskimpyoldblouseandskirtPoorRosehatesmostthingsshehasandenviesmostthingsshehasn'tIreallyamjustasdiscontented,butIdon'tseemtonoticeitsomuchIfeelquiteunreasonablyhappythisminute,watchingthembothknowingIcangoandjointheminthewarmth,yetstayinghereinthecoldOh,dear,therehasjustbeenaslightscene!RoseaskedTopaztogotoLondonandearnsomemoneyTopazrepliedthatshedidn'tthinkitwasworthwhile,第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网becauseitcostssomuchtolivethereItistruethatshecanneversavemorethanwillbuyusafewpresentssheisverygenerous"AndtwoofthemenIsitforareabroad,"shewenton,"andIdon'tlikeworkingforMacmorris""Whynot"askedRose"Hepaysbetterthantheothers,doesn'the""Soheought,consideringhowrichheis,"saidTopaz"ButIdislikesittingforhimbecauseheonlypaintsmyheadYourFathersaysthatthemenwhopaintmenudepaintmybodyandthinkoftheirjob,butthatMacmorrispaintsmyheadandthinksofmybodyAndit'sperfectlytrueI'vehadmoretroublewithhimthanIshouldcaretoletyourFatherknow"Rosesaid:"Ishouldhavethoughtitwasworthwhiletohavealittletroubleinordertoearnsomerealmoney""Thenyouhavethetrouble,dear,"saidTopazThismusthavebeenveryannoyingtoRose,consideringthatsheneverhastheslightestchanceofthatsortoftroubleShesuddenlyflungbackherheaddramaticallyandsaid:"I'mperfectlywillingtoItmayinterestyoubothtoknowthatforsometimenow,I'vebeenconsideringsellingmyselfIfnecessary,Ishallgoonthestreets"Itoldhershecouldn'tgoonthestreetsinthedepthsofSuffolk"ButifTopazwillkindlylendmethefaretoLondonandgivemeafewhints"Topazsaidshehadneverbeenonthestreetsandratherregrettedit,"becauseonemustsinktothedepthsinordertorisetotheheights,"whichisthekindofTopazismitrequiresmuchaffectiontotolerate"Andanyway,"shetoldRose,"you'rethelastgirltoleadahardworking,immorallifeIfyou'rereallytakenwiththeideaofsellingyourself,you'dbetterchooseawealthymanandmarryhimrespectably"Thisideahas,ofcourse,occurredtoRose,butshehasalwayshopedthatthemanwouldbehandsome,romanticandlovableintothebargainIsupposeitwashersheerdespairofevermeetinganymarriageablemenatall,evenhideous,povertystrickenones,thatmadehersuddenlyburstintotearsAssheonlycriesaboutonceayearIreallyoughttohavegoneoverandcomfortedher,butIwantedtosetitalldownhereIbegintoseethatwritersareliabletobecomecallousAnyway,TopazdidthecomfortingfarbetterthanIcouldhavedone,asIamneverdisposedtoclasppeopleto第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网mybosomShewasmostmaternal,lettingRoseweepallovertheorangevelvetteagown,whichhassufferedmanythingsinitstimeRosewillbefuriouswithherselflateron,becauseshehasanunkindtendencytodespiseTopazbutforthemomenttheyaremostamicableRoseisnowputtingawayherironing,gulpingalittle,andTopazislayingthetableforteawhileoutliningimpracticableplansformakingmoneysuchasgivingaluteconcertinthevillageorbuyingapigininstallmentsIjoinedinwhilerestingmyhand,butsaidnothingofsupremeimportanceItisrainingagainStepheniscomingacrossthecourtyardHehaslivedwithuseversincehewasalittleboyhisMotherusedtobeourmaid,inthedayswhenwecouldstillaffordone,andwhenshediedhehadnowheretogoHegrowsvegetablesforusandlooksafterthehensanddoesathousandoddjobsIcan'tthinkhowweshouldgetonwithouthimHeiseighteennow,veryfairandnoblelookingbuthisexpressionisjustafractiondaftHehasalwaysbeenratherdevotedtomeFathercallshimmyswamHeisratherhowIimagineSilviusinAsYouLikeItbutIamnothinglikePhoebeStephenhascomeinnowThefirstthinghedidwastolightacandleandstickitonthewindowledgebesideme,saying:"You'respoilingyoureyes,MissCassandra"ThenhedroppedatightlyfoldedbitofpaperonthisjournalMyheartsank,becauseIknewitwouldcontainapoemIsupposehehasbeenworkingonitinthebarnItiswritteninhiscareful,ratherbeautifulscriptTheheadingis,""ToMissCassandra"byStephenColly"ItisacharmingpoembyRobertHerrickWhatamItodoaboutStephenFathersaysthedesireforselfexpressionispathetic,butIreallythinkStephen'smaindesireisjusttopleasemeheknowsIsetstorebypoetryIoughttotellhimthatIknowhemerelycopiesthepoemsouthehasbeendoingitallwinter,everyweekorsobutIcan'tfindthehearttohurthimPerhapswhenthespringcomesIcantakehimforawalkandbreakittohiminsomeencouragingwayThistimeIhavegotoutofsayingmyusualhypocriticalwordsofpraisebysmilingapprovalathimacrossthekitchenNowheispumpingwaterupintothecistern,lookingveryhappyThewellisbelowthekitchenfloorandhasbeentheresincetheearliestdaysofthecastleithasbeensupplyingwaterforsixhundredyearsandissaidnevertohaverundryOfcourse,theremusthavebeenmanypumpsThepresentonearrivedwhentheVictorianhotwatersystem(alleged)wasputinInterruptionskeepoccurringTopazhasjustfilledthekettle,splashingmylegs,andmybrotherThomashasreturnedfromschoolinournearesttown,King'sCryptHeisacumbersomeladoffifteenwithhairthatgrowsintufts,sothatpartingitisdifficultItisthesamemousycolorasminebutmineismeekWhenThomascamein,Isuddenlyrememberedmyselfcomingbackfromschool,dayafterday,uptoafew第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网monthsagoInoneflashIrelivedthetenmilecrawlinthejerkylittletrainandthenthefivemilesonabicyclefromScoatneystationhowIusedtohatethatinthewinter!YetinsomewaysIshouldliketobebackatschoolforonething,thedaughterofthemanageratthecinemawentthere,andshegotmeintothepicturesfreenowandthenImissthatgreatlyAndIrathermissschoolitselfitwasasurprisinglygoodoneforsuchaquietlittlecountrytownIhadascholarship,justasThomashasathisschoolwearetolerablybrightTherainisdrivinghardagainstthewindownowMycandlemakesitseemquitedarkoutsideAndthefarsideofthekitchenisdimmernowthatthekettleisontheroundholeinthetopoftherangeThegirlsaresittingonthefloormakingtoastthroughthebarsThereisabrightedgetoeachhead,wherethefirelightshinesthroughtheirhairStephenhasfinishedpumpingandisstokingthecopperitisagreat,oldfashionedbrickonewhichhelpstokeepthekitchenwarmandgivesusextrahotwaterWiththecopperlitaswellastherange,thekitchenismuchthewarmestplaceinthehousethatiswhywesitinitsomuchButeveninsummerwehaveourmealshere,becausethediningroomfurniturewassoldoverayearagoGoodness,TopazisactuallyputtingoneggstoboilNoonetoldmethehenshadyieldedtoprayerOh,excellenthens!Iwasonlyexpectingbreadandmargarinefortea,andIdon'tgetasusedtomargarineasIcouldwishIthankheaventhereisnocheaperformofbreadthanbreadHowodditistorememberthat"tea"oncemeantafternoonteatouswithlittlecakesandthinbreadandbutterinthedrawingroomNowitisassolidamealaswecanscrapetogether,asithastolastusuntilbreakfastWehaveitafterThomasgetsbackfromschoolStephenislightingthelampInasecondnow,therosyglowwillhavegonefromthekitchenButlamplightisbeautiful,tooThelampislitAndasStephencarriedittothetable,myFathercameoutonthestaircaseHisoldplaidtravelingrugwaswrappedroundhisshouldershehadcomefromthegatehousealongthetopofthecastlewallsHemurmured:"Tea,teahasMissMarcycomewiththelibrarybooksyet"(shehasn't)Thenhesaidhishandswerequitenumbnotcomplainingly,moreinatoneoffaintsurprisethoughIfindithardtobelievethatanyonelivingatthecastleinwintercanbesurprisedatanypartofthemselvesbeingnumbAndashecamedownstairsshakingtherainoffhishair,IsuddenlyfeltsofondofhimIfearIdon'tfeelthatveryoftenHeisstillasplendidlookingman,thoughhisfinefeaturesaregettingabitlostinfatandhiscoloringisfadingItusedtobeasbrightasRose'sNowheischattingtoTopazIregrettonotethatheisinhisfalselycheerfulmoodthoughIthinkpoorTopazisgratefulforevenfalsecheerfulnessfromhimthesedaysSheadoreshim,andheseemstotakesolittleinterestinherIshallhavetogetoffthedrainingboardTopazwantstheteacozyandourdog,Heloise,hascomeinanddiscoveredIhaveborrowedherblanket第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网Sheisabullterrier,snowywhiteexceptwhereherfondantpinkskinshowsthroughhershorthairAllright,Heloisedarling,youshallhaveyourblanketShegazesatmewithlove,reproach,confidenceandhumorhowcansheexpresssomuchjustwithtworathersmallslantingeyeshisIfinishthisentrysittingonthestairsIthinkitworthyofnotethatIneverfelthappierinmylifedespitesorrowforFather,pityforRose,embarrassmentaboutStephen'spoetryandnojustificationforhopeasregardsourfamily'sgeneraloutlookPerhapsitisbecauseIhavesatisfiedmycreativeurgeoritmaybeduetothethoughtofeggsforteaIIL

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