【书名】： A Little Princess
【作者】：Frances Hodgson Burnett （弗朗西丝·霍奇森·伯内特）
odd,whisper,cab,voyage,scarcely, companion , queer, solemn, fishy, privilege,
engage , in the least, anxious, doll, intimate, eyelash, ridiculous, grand, frock, acquaintance,
tell a story , innocent, cheek, afterward, desperate, pigtail, severe, disgrace, reflect, cross(坏脾气的，易怒的),
1、tell a story 说谎
2、in the least 丝毫，绝
3、表示“一瞥”的短语：catch a glimpse of ；steal a glance ；catch sight of
4、A darling little creature 一个可爱的小家伙
5、take in charge 负责照料；引为己责
6、in spite of 尽管
7、a fairy story 童话
8、lose one’s breath 喘不过气；使吓一跳
9、box one’s ears打耳光
11、huddle up 挤成一团，缩成一团
12、draw breath /catch breath喘口气，歇口气
14、under the spell 迷住，着魔
15、lose temper 发火，发脾气
18、take liberties 放肆；过于随便，自作主张
19、at any rate 无论如何，不管怎样；反正；至少
20、run away 逃跑，走掉
21、get a good deal 买到便宜货；谈个好价钱
22、turn pale 失色
23、wait on 服侍，伺候；拜访，等待
24、this instant 立刻；马上
25、make a fuss 大惊小怪
26、make mischief 挑拨离间，搬弄是非
27、keep out of the way 避开，让路
28、huddle in a heap 挤在一堆，缩成一团
29、now and then 不时，有时，间或
30、be inclined to 倾向于
31、be absorbed in 全神贯注于；专心于
32、hand over 交给；交付；移交
33、lose courage 灰心，丧失勇气
34、make haste 赶快
37、distract from 转移，分散，使分心
1、Are you learning me by heart，Little Sara?
No, I know you by heart. You’re inside my heart.
2、Lavinia could not think of exactly the right thing to say. (无言以对)
3、But the attic was dismal beyond words.
4、What a darling little creature ! 多么可爱的小家伙！
5、She could not have told herself or anyone else why there was a lump in her throat （如鲠在喉）.
6、You can get a good deal out of her as she grows older.
7、You are a sharp child, and pick up things readily.
8、And then after one more look they rushed into each other’s arms.
9、It was her turn to be aghast.
10、So she actually put her pride in her pocket, though it must be admitted her cheeks burned.
11、The Indian gentleman’s breath came more quickly.（呼吸加快）
12、The fact was that Miss Minchin’s pupils were a set of dull, matter-of-fact (讲求实际的)young people.
13、 in the most matter-of-fact(平静的) manner.
14、She came across the square to take Sara into her warm arms…(拥她入怀)
15、I don’t believe he worship that idol (敬奉神像).
Sara是一个古灵精怪的小女孩，其父Captain Crewe是被派往印度驻守的年轻英国军官，其母在Sara刚出生便去世了！从小Sara就生活富裕，爱看书，爱幻想，并且非常善良，仿佛血液里就流淌着一种“高贵”，就像一位“小公主”一般。在她7岁那年，爸爸把她送回英国上了一所贵族学校Miss Minchin's Select Seminary，这所学校的所有者Miss Minchin是一个非常势利的妇人，她了解Sara富裕的家庭背景，给她特殊的待遇，真正把她奉为一位小公主。但Sara并不因为自己家境富裕，就飞扬跋扈，反而心地善良，谦恭有礼貌。
“She was a friendly little soul， and shared her privileges and belonging with a free hand. ”
在Sara11岁时，其父因把全部身家投资朋友的矿产生意失败，加上身疾，不幸离世。由此，Sara的命运也急转直下，由一位人人羡慕的小公主沦落成为了一个小苦工。这时候，Miss Minchin则充分显露出了其势利的嘴脸，立刻把Sara赶进了阴暗逼仄的小阁楼居住，并给Sara安排了繁重的各种工作，有时甚至不给Sara饭吃。面对命运的捉弄，只有11岁的Sara一点也没有屈服。当她听到父亲离世的消息时，表现得非常平静。只有当她回到自己房间时，才cried out wildly. 她面对颐指气使的Miss Minchin，不卑不亢。
"Put down your doll," said Miss Minchin. "What do you mean by bringing her here?"
"No," Sara answered. "I will not put her down. She is all I have. My papa gave her to me."
She had always made Miss Minchin feel secretly uncomfortable, and she did so now. She did not speak with rudeness so much as with a cold steadiness with which Miss Minchin felt it difficult to cope—perhaps because she knew she was doing a heartless and inhuman thing.
Her own lessons became things of the past. She was taught nothing, and only after long and busy days spent in running here and there at everybody's orders was she grudgingly allowed to go into the deserted schoolroom, with a pile of old books, and study alone at night.
"Chimneys—quite close to us—with smoke curling up in wreaths and clouds and going up into the sky—and sparrows hopping about and talking to each other just as if they were people—and other attic windows where heads may pop out any minute and you can wonder who they belong to. And it all feels as high up—as if it was another world."
"I can't bear this," said the poor child, trembling. "I know I shall die. I'm cold; I'm wet; I'm starving to death. I've walked a thousand miles today, and they have done nothing but scold me from morning until night. And because I could not find that last thing the cook sent me for, they would not give me any supper. Some men laughed at me because my old shoes made me slip down in the mud. I'm covered with mud now. And they laughed. Do you hear?"
1、Perhaps I have not really a good temper at all, but if you have everything you want and everyone is kind to you, how can you help but be good-tempered? (Sara said)
2、Having paused for a few seconds to find this out, Lottie thought she must begin again, but the quiet of the room and of Sara’s odd, interested face made her first howl rather half-hearted.
3、When she sat or stood in the midst of a circle and began to invent wonderful things, her green eyes grew big and shining, her cheeks flushed, and, without knowing that she was doing it, she began to act and made what she told lovely or alarming by the raising or dropping of her voice, the bend and sway of her slim body, and the dramatic movement of her hands. She forgot that she was talking to listening children; she saw and lived with the fairy folk, or the kings and queens and beautiful ladies, whose adventures she was narrating.
4、"If I WAS a princess—a REAL princess," she murmured, "I could scatter largess to the populace. But even if I am only a pretend princess, I can invent little things to do for people. Things like this. She was just as happy as if it was largess. I'll pretend that to do things people like is scattering largess. I've scattered largess."
5、Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book.
6、If Nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.
7、Becky gave a hysteric but joyful sniff, and her eyes looked quite moist with delight.
8、She could not have told herself or anyone else why there was a lump in her throat.
9、Miss Minchin felt offended. This seemed to be a disparagement of her best patron and was a liberty.
Even solicitors had no right to take liberties.
10、Miss Minchin had never looked quite so still and hard as she did when Sara came to her, a few hours later, in response to a message she had sent her.
11、In her proud little heart she wanted them to see that she was trying to earn her living and not accepting charity.
12、When Ermengarde had seemed to desert (抛弃，丢开) her, she had felt horribly lonely.
13、And then after one more look they rushed into each other’s arms.
14、He didn’t presume to remain more than a few moments after he had caught the monkey.
15、"You ran away because your brain had given way under the strain of mental torture," he said. "You were half delirious already. If you had not been you would have stayed and fought it out. You were in a hospital, strapped down in bed, raving with brain fever, two days after you left the place. Remember that." ( Mr. Carrisford ran away的真正原因)
16、When things are horrible—just horrible—I think as hard as ever I can of being a princess. I say to myself, 'I am a princess, and I am a fairy one, and because I am a fairy nothing can hurt me or make me uncomfortable.' You don't know how it makes you forget"—with a laugh.