暑假必读的新概念美文: 幽灵之死

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编辑点评: 2015年暑假已经开始,你的暑假打算如何度过呢?暑假这段时间,一定不要虚度,不妨读些新概念美文。即能提高英语成绩,丰富词汇量又非常有趣。下面就是小编为大家准备的非常有趣的新概念美文。

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

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