The next man to approach me was selling expensive pens and watches. I examined one of the pens closely. It certainly looked
genuine. At the base of the gold cap, the words 'made in the U.S.A.' had been neatly inscribed. The man said that the pen was
worth ￡50, but as a special favour, he would let me have it for ￡30. I shook my head and held up five fingers indicating that I
was willing to pay ￡5. Gesticulating wildly, the man acted as if he found my offer outrageous, but he eventually reduced the
price to ￡10. Shrugging my shoulders, I began to walk away when, a moment later, he ran after me and thrust the pen into my
hands. Though he kept throwing up his arms in despair, he readily accepted the ￡5 I gave him. I felt especially pleased with my
wonderful bargain----until I got back to the ship. No matter how hard I tried, it was impossible to fill this beautiful pen with ink
and to this day it has never written a single word!
●wares n. 货物，商品
●anchor v. 停航下锚
●deck n. 甲板
●tempt v. 吸引，引诱
●bargain v. 讨价还价
●disembark v. 下船上岸
●assail v. 纠缠
●marble n. 小玻璃球
●inscribe v. 刻写，雕
●favour n. 好处，优惠
●gesticulate v. （讲话时）打手势
●outrageous adj. 出人预料的；令人不悦的
●thrust v. 硬塞给
■wares n. 货物，商品
silverware, ironware, glassware, software,hardware, chinaware
commodity price / economy / market / exchange
■anchor v. 停航下锚
■deck n. 甲板
■tempt v. 吸引，引诱
vt. tempt sb. to do sth. 吸引某人做某事
temptation n. 引诱
the temptation to do sth.
tempting adj. 有吸引力的
二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语
■bargain v. 讨价还价
vi. & n.
a good bargain 好交易
make a bargain 达成协议，做成交易
drive a hard bargain with sb 和某人费力的讨价还价
bargain with sb for sth 和某人就……讨价还价
bargain away : 讨价出售，论价出售
■disembark v. 下船上岸
■assail v. 纠缠
He was assailed with worries.
■marble n. 小玻璃球
■inscribe v. 刻写，雕
■favour n. 好处，优惠
in favour of 赞成，支持，有利于
in one's favour 受某人欢迎，得到欢心
out of favour 不利，失宠
The situation both at home and aborad is in our favour.无论是国内外的形势均对我们有利。
by favour of: 烦请面交
do sb. a favour:给某人以恩惠
Eg.: Can you do me a favour to dance with me？ 能赏光跳支舞吗？
■gesticulate v. （讲话时）打手势
■outrageous adj. 出人预料的；令人不悦的
He played outrageous joke.
outrage n. 暴行
fly into a rage 勃然大怒
■thrust v. 硬塞给
thrust sth. into 塞进
thrust aside 推开
thrust oneself forward 向前挤
thrust oneself in 探听，干涉==thrust one’s nose into
Don’t thrust yourself in privacy.
thrust sth. upon sb. 强加于人
had no sooner ... than句型 （ no sooner 位于句首，要倒装）
表示“一…就…”的句型有：as soon as, the moment that, on doing, had no sooner than, had hardly when
have no intention of doing sth 不打算做某事
Eg.: I have no intention of changing my mind.
He said that he had no intension of looking for another job.
Don’t thrust your idea upon me.
thrust sb. out 解雇
five pounds too dear
dear ==expensive, costly
Small boats sped to the great liner----主干
loaded with----过去分词作定语，“装载，运载” （= filled with ）
speed down hill 向山下疾驶
speed up 向山上疾驶
speed by 迅速驶过
Our holiday speed by.
the men from the boats 小船上的人们
be covered with 堆满了
It was difficult not to tempted by the beautiful shoes.
bargain with 与......讨价还价
on board----介词短语，修饰the tourists
not ... until
Eg.: I decided not to do anything until I had got home.
They didn’t reach the school until they had already pass to by two villages.
It was difficult not to tempted.
I had no sooner got off the ship than I was assailed by a man who wanted to sell me a diamond ring.
the fact that----同位语从句，不能更改为which
I can not conceal the fact that... 我不能隐藏这一事实
be most impressed by 某人被留下了极深的印象
What impressed me most was 给我印象最深的是
Eg.: What impressed me most was beauty here.
create / give a bad impression on sb. 给......以不良印象
Eg.:If the shop is untidy, it creates a bad impression on potential of customers.
If you don’t work hard, it will create a bad impression on your boss
make a quite impression on sb. 给某人留下极深的印象
Eg.: Your speech made a quite impression on me.
impression n. 印痕
Eg.: He made a deep impression in glass.
go to great(considerable, any) lengths 竭尽全力，不惜一切代价
Eg.: He went to great lenghts to pass the examination.
real: 真的，不是捏造出来的，非人工制造的（= genuine）
true: 与事实或现实符合 ( ≠false )
genuine: 不是伪造的，非人工制造的（常用来修饰金银、字画、古董 ≠fake）
real reason, real fears, real / genuine money, real / genuine diamond
past ==by 走过
It take sb. sometime to do sth. 花费某人时间做某事
get rid of 摆脱，除去；治好=cure
He can never get rid of his debts. （~ debt ==pay off:还清）
stain ==wash off洗净
The next man to approach me:第二个向我兜售的人，靠近我的人
at the base of 在……的底部
as a special favour 作为一种特殊的优惠
hold up five fingers indicating that...
but I could not conceal the fact that I was impressed by the size of the diamonds.
Eg.: I held up ten fingers indicating that I was willing to pay $10.
act as if (行为、举止)好像
as if ==as though
eventually ==at last
readily ==willingly 心甘情愿地
be pleased with= be satisfied with 对……感到满意
No matter how ==however
to this day==up till now, until now, so far 到目前为止