Dairyman Crick insisted
that all the dairy people should milk
different cows every day， not just their favourites． He was worried that a dairymaid
might leave the dairy， and then her cows would not like being milked by a stranger． However， Tess began to find that the cows which came to her usually happened to be her favourites． This made her milking much easier． But she soon realized that it was not by chance， as it was Angel Clare who sent the cows in for milking．
解析：milk 作名词是牛奶、乳状物的意思；milk 还可以作动词意思为挤奶或者引申为榨取
eg: The farmer milks the cows twice a day.
by chance 偶然、意外地
eg: I met Tom by chance yesterday.
‘Mr Clare，you have sent me my favourite cows！’she accused
him one morning, blushing
‘Well， it doesn't matter，’ said he．‘ You will always be here to milk them．’
‘Do you think so？I hope I shall．But I don't know．’Afterwards
she was angry with herself． She had spoken too seriously
to him， as if he were involved in her staying or leaving． In the evening after milking she walked in the garden alone， thinking about it．
eg: Afterwards you can relax with snacks or soft drinks just beside the pool.
as if 犹如、好像
eg: He looked as if he was ill.
It was a typical
summer evening in June． The air was delicate
and there was a complete， absolute silence． It was broken by the sound of a harp． The notes floated
in the still air， strong and clear． Tess listened like a fascinated
bird． She drew near to Clare， who still had not seen her． She was conscious
of neither time nor space． The tune moved through her mind and body， bringing tears to her eyes． The waves of colour of the wild flowers mixed with the waves of sound．Angel finished playing， and caught sight of her． She blushed and moved away．
eg: He's a typical Virgo: Good at remembering details.
eg: What a delicate work of art!
‘Why are you going， Tess？’he asked．‘Are you afraid？’