Young Farmer Oak was in love. He waited for the girl's regular
visits to the sick cow just as impatiently as his dog waited to be fed. He discovered
that her name was Bathsheba Everdene，and that she lived with her aunt，Mrs Hurst. His head was so full of her that he could think of nothing else.
eg: But regular cleaning will keep the metal from rusting.
think of 考虑、想起
eg: “What are you thinking of?”
‘I'll make her my wife，’he declared
to himself，‘or I'll never be able to concentrate
on work again！’
常用短语：concentrate on 全神贯注做某事
eg: You must concentrate all your energies on the study of English.
When she stopped coming to feed the sick cow，he had to find a reason for visiting her. So he took a young lamb，whose mother had died，and carried it in a basket across the fields to Mrs Hurst's house.
eg: Bees feed on nectar and pollen from flowers.
‘I've brought a lamb for Miss Everdene，’he told Bathshe－ba's aunt. ‘Girls usually like looking after lambs.‘
‘Thank you，Mr Oak，’replied Mrs Hurst，‘but Bathsheba is only a visitor here. I don't know if she'll keep it. ’