'I like the sound of it, Noah, but how are we going to do all this?' asked Charlotte.
'We can meet people who know about these things. I'd like to be the leader of some gang
, if there's a good profit
to be made in that kind of work. 'Noah felt very pleased with himself, and looked forward to an easy life of crime in the capital
The gang robbed an old women.
profit 作名词意思是利益、利润；作动词意为有利于…… 文中的“profit”是名词
eg: The painting was sold at a profit.
They talked about their plans for a few minutes. Then a stranger, who had been sitting unseen
round the corner, came up to them. The stranger was Fagin. He greeted them in a very friendly and cheerful
way, sat down with them, and immediately
ordered more beer for Noah.
eg: She greeted him with a smile.
'That's good beer,' said Noah, already a little drunk. He thanked the stranger for the drink.
'Expensive, too,' said Fagin. 'If you drink that everyday, my dear, you'll need to empty
pockets, houses, coaches, even banks.'
eg: We emptied the bottle.
When he heard his own words repeated
, Noah went pale with terror
. The stranger must have heard everything, even how they had robbed Mr Sower berry!
eg: She stood up in a sudden impulse of terror.