●suspect v. 怀疑
●desert v. （军队中）开小差
●regiment n. （军队）团
●action n. 战斗
●recluse n. 隐士
■labourer n. 劳动者
farmhand 农场雇工，农业工人; farm labourer
■overnight adv. 一夜之间
■hay n. 干草
■corn n. 谷物
■moonlight n. 月光
■conscientious adj. 认真的
a conscientious teacher
conscious adj. 意识到的，清楚的
■suspect v. 怀疑
suspect vt. 怀疑 to believe to be true or likely
I suspected him of stealing the car.
He suspected that his girlfriend tried to hide her true feelings.
suspect sb. to be
I suspect him to be a spy.
doubt 怀疑, 表示否定的语意
I doubt whether he is a liar. / I suspect that he is a liar.
I doubt the truth of his statement.
Cats are suspicious of human beings.
suspicion n. 猜疑，怀疑
■desert v. （军队中）开小差
desert vt. run away without permission
The soldier deserted his army.
We sheltered from the storm in a deserted hut.
desert the army, desert school, desert his duty, desert his family
He had to abandon his favorite research because of the war.
forsake vt. 放弃，抛弃，与……脱离关系
It is said the public house was haunted.
haunt: visit somewhere very often
He haunted this cinema.
own == possess
the farm was possessed by two brothers.
be willing to ==be ready to do
every time ==whenever引导时间状语从句
Every time I listen to his advice, I get into trouble.
Whenever I listen to his advice, I get into trouble.
wake up to find that 醒过来的时候，结果却发现……
He woke up to find that he was surrounded by a large crowd of people.
He hurried to the post office only to find that it was shut.
A farm worker, who…, claimed to …
句子主干：A farm worker claimed to …
claim to have done
claim to have done 声称做过某事
Eg: He claimed to have seen the puma.
Seamen claimed to have seen monsters.
see sb. doing sth. 看见某人正在做某事
who 引导非限制性定语从句，补充说明 a farm worker
These young people, who love the peace of the moutains, always receive a warm welcome at Salnt Bernard Monastery.
stay up : not to go to bed
I stayed up last night
The boy sat up to see the film.
Eg.: He forsook his family.
discard v. 放弃，丢弃： give up as useless
Eg.: everyday we discard a large amount of rubbish.
■regiment n. （军队）团
■action n. 战斗
■recluse n. 隐士
二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语
wait up for/sit up for 为了等待某人回来而不睡觉
Don’t wait up for me, I’ll be home very late.
burn the midnight oil 开夜车
Eg: I have to burn the midnight oil tonight to complete work.
in time 最后，终于
It became an accepted fact that…
An idea came to her that she might do the experiment in another way.
Everybody had already accepted the fact that the puma is still at large.
It becomes an accepted fact that eht puma is still at large.
No one suspected that…
someone else who had neer been seen
be astonished = be surprised
astonish, surprise, amaze, astound
be astonished to do sth.
I’m not surprised to see he is still as fat as before.
for == as 是对全句的补述
none other than == no other than 强调结构，表示不是别人而正是……
Eg: The man who had sent the flowers was none other than the man she had spoken to the night before.
It was no other than my old friend Johnson.
The man who spoke to her was none other than her husband.
nothing else than 仅仅
Eg: His failiure was due to nothing else than his own carelessness.
a third brother 又一位兄弟
who was supposed = who was thought
He was supposed to have died 20 years before.
keep secret 保密
reveal secret 揭露秘密，披露秘密
The press revealed the scandal.
True eccentrics never deliberately set out to draw attention to themselves. They disregard social conventions without being
conscious that they are doing anything extraordinary. This invariably wins them the love and respect of others, for they add
colour to the dull routine of everyday life.
Up to the time of his death, Richard Colson was one of the most notable figures in our town. He was a shrewd and wealthy
businessman, but most people in the town hardly knew anything about this side of his life. He was known to us all as Dickie and
his eccentricity had become legendary long before he died.
Dickie disliked snobs intensely. Though he owned a large car, he hardly ever used it, preferring always to go on foot. Even when
it was raining heavily, he refused to carry an umbrella. One day, he walked into an expensive shop after having been caught in a
particularly heavy shower. He wanted to buy a ￡300 watch for his wife, but he was in such a bedraggled condition that an
assistant refused to serve him. Dickie left the shop without a word and returned carrying a large cloth bag. As it was extremely
He kept secret for a long time.
he kept it to himself for a long time.
very much : much 用来加强语气
be obliged to do = be forced to do 被迫做某事
He had been in hiding...
Fearing the authorities...现在分词引导原因状语
in hiding = in concealment
he remained in hiding at home...
the only other people who knew the secret 仅知道的人
the only other people who finished the work 仅完成这项工作的人
they thought it their duty to...
I thought it very difficult to pass this examination.
We all think it our duty to support our parents.
quite unaware of the fact that...
We amass requisites quite unaware of the fact.
his brothers found it impossible to do...
It is quite impossible to finish the hard work in 2 hours.
I found it quite impossible to finish the hard work in 2 hours.