【读书笔记】E.B.怀特 - 《夏洛的网》18
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 18. The Cool of the Evening
After the heat of the day, the evening came as a welcome relief to all. The Ferris wheel was lighted now. It went round and round in the sky and seemed twice as high as by day. There were lights on the midway, and you could hear the crackle of the gambling machines and the music of the merry-go-round and the voice of the man in the beano booth calling numbers. The children felt refreshed after their nap. Fern met her friend Henry Fussy, and he invited her to ride with him in the Ferris wheel. He even bought a ticket for her, so it didn't cost her anything. When Mrs. Arable happened to look up into the starry sky and saw her little daughter sitting with Henry Fussy and going higher and higher into the air, and saw how happy Fern looked, she just shook her head. "My, my!" she said. "Henry Fussy. Think of that!"
№.1 -'Humble' has two meanings. It means 'not proud' and it means 'near the ground.
1. not considering yourself or your ideas to be as important as other people's
2. having a low social class or position
3. used humorously to give your opinion about something 、
4. simple and ordinary, but useful or effective
5. to admit that you were wrong about something
in my humble opinion 依本人之拙见
my humble apologies 我真诚地向您道歉
eat humble pie 的确做错了
1. He started his career as a humble peanut farmer.
2. The humble potato may be the key to feeding the world's population.
3. Welcome to our humble abode.
№.2 - He vanished into the shadows.
1.get lost, as without warning or explanation
2.become invisible or unnoticeable
3.pass away rapidly
4.cease to exist
5.decrease rapidly and disappear
He disappeared without a trace.
The effect vanished when day broke.
An entire civilization vanished.
Vanish=Time flies like an arrow. 时光如梭