11 Nancy makes a visit
On the evening after the Bumbles' little business meeting, Mr Bill Sikes, waking from a sleep, called out to ask the time．
解析：短语 call out 大声叫喊、大声说出
eg: When your name is called out, you must stand up.
The room he was lying in was very small and dirty. It was a different room from the one he had occupied
before the Chertsey expedition
, but it was in the same poor part of London. The re were so few possessions
or comforts in the room that it was clear Mr Sikes had met hard times. He himself was thin and pale from illness, and was lying on the bed, wrapped
in an old coat. The white dog lay on the floor next to him.
eg: The Smiths occupy the house on the conor.
eg: He wrapped his daughter in a blanket.
Seated by the window was Nancy，repairing Sikes' old jacket. She, too, was thin and pale
. At Sikes' voice she raised her head from her work. 'Not long past seven,' she said. 'How do you feel now, Bill?'
'As weak as water. Help me get up, will you?'
As Nancy helped him out of bed, Sikes swore
and cursed a ther clumsiness
. Illness had not improved his temper.
eg: She regrets for her own ignorance and clumsiness.
eg: I want to improve my ability of English writing.
'You wouldn't speak like that if you knew how kindly I’ve nursed you these last few days,' said Nancy. 'So many nights, I've looked after you. 'She sat down in a chair, exhausted.
《雾都孤儿》，原名《奥利弗游记》，是英国作家Charles John Huffam Dickens的代表作之一。在这部著作中，Dickens用一支笔把对于社会上千百万个孤苦无告的弱小者的无限同情和深切爱怜都倾注在了奥利弗这个儿童主角的身上，其笔下善恶之花齐放，充满了浓厚的浪漫主义情调和人文主义关怀。今天小编带来的就是本书第十四章的部分选段，快和小编一起感受一下它的魅力吧。