【读书笔记】E.B.怀特 - 《夏洛的网》13
在 朱克曼家的谷仓里，快乐地生活着一群动物，其中小猪威尔伯和蜘蛛夏洛建立了最真挚的友谊。然而，一个最丑恶的消息打破了谷仓的平静：威尔伯未来的命运 竞 是成为熏肉火腿。作为一只小猪，悲痛绝望的威尔伯似乎只能接受任人宰割的命运了，然而，看似渺小的夏洛却说：“我救你。”于是，夏洛用自己的丝在猪栏 上织 出了被人类视为奇迹的网上文字，彻底逆转了威尔伯的命运，终于让它在集市的大赛中赢得特别奖，和一个安享天命的未来。但，这时，蜘蛛夏洛的生命却走 到了尽 头……
E.B.怀特(1899-1985)生于纽约蒙特弗农，毕业于 康奈尔大学。也许你对美国作家E.B. 怀特（E.B.White）感到陌生，也许你对《Charlotte's Web》（《夏洛的网》）不是很熟悉， 但是一提起一部电影《精灵鼠小弟》，你马上就知道了，这部电影就是根据E.B. 怀特（E.B.White）的书改编拍摄的。他还有一部童话叫《吹小号的 天鹅》
Chapter 13.Good Progress
Lurvy picked up a pitchfork and walked away to get some clean straw. Having such an important pig was going to mean plenty of extra work, he could see that.
Below the apple orchard, at the end of a path, was the dump where Mr. Zuckerman threw all sorts of trash and stuff that nobody wanted anymore. Here, in a small clearing hidden by young alders and wild raspberry bushes, was an astonishing pile of old bottles and empty tin, cans and dirty rags and bits of metal and broken bottles and broken hinges and broken springs and dead batteries and last month's magazines and old discarded dishmops and tattered overalls and rusty spikes and leaky pails and forgotten stoppers and useless junk of all kinds, including a wrong-size crank for a broken ice-cream freezer.
№.1 -Next morning, Wilbur arose and stood beneath the web.
1. in or to a lower position than something, or directly under something[= underneath]:
2. covered by something:
3. used to say that someone's real character or feelings are not shown because their appearance or behaviour is different[= underneath]:
4. not good enough or suitable for someone:
5. in a lower, less important rank or job than someone else[= below]
1. The dolphins disappeared beneath the waves.
2. Shiona shivered beneath the bedclothes.
4. She acts as if even speaking to us is beneath her.
under, underneath, below, beneath
Under is the usual way to say that one thing is at a lower level than another, or is covered by it
1. Your shoes are under the table.
2. He lay under a blanket.
Underneath has a similar meaning to under, and is used especially when something is hidden or covered
1. a box underneath the floorboards.
1. She lifted the cover and peeped underneath.
Below is used when one thing is at a much lower level than another, and can be a preposition or an adverb
1. the apartment below ours
2. Mist lay in the valley below.
Beneath can be used in the same ways as underand below, but is a more literary or formal word1、beneath the silvery moon
3. the cliff, and the ocean beneath
№.2 - The rat looked disgusted.
1. to make someone feel very annoyed or upset about something that is not acceptable:
2. to be so unpleasant that it makes you feel almost sick:
very annoyed or upset by something that is not acceptable
1. disgusted at/by/with
Most locals are disgusted by the anti-foreigner violence.
2. disgusted that
Animal welfare workers were disgusted that anyone could do this to a puppy.
3. be disgusted to find/hear/see etc
Dear Sir, I was disgusted to see the picture on page one of Sunday's feature section.
Disgusted, fed up, sick of, tired of