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        His bride died young
        文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2016-06-30 07:13 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
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        A couple of years ago, his beautiful bride died at an early age, but she kept visiting him every night. As the first rays of sunlight shone through the paper-screen windows, she would leave again. How he wished to be together with her all day long! The young man thought long and hard about what he could do to stop her from leaving every morning. At long last, the idea came to him of shutting out the sunlight from his room. He at once ordered a tailor to make a large, thick curtain that would prevent any sunlight from penetrating1 the window.
         
        But even so, he failed to keep his bride at home. A strong gust2 of wind blew over a candle that was burning near the curtain, igniting3 not only it but also the paper-screen window and, finally, everything in the room. There was no time for the husband and his bride to put on their clothes; they ran away so fast that no one could catch up with them, and they vanished without a trace. As the fire kept burning, the house was consumed by flames and reduced to dust.
         
        Neither of them were ever seen again. Some people said they had gone straight to heaven, while others thought they had gone to hell. No one came up with any plausible4 idea, except that everyone was sure both of them turned into ghosts and gone far away from the village they used to live. One old man declared it was the bride's ghost who asked her husband to go to heaven with her so that they would be able to live a happy life together in paradise5 for all eternity6. Another felt it was the husband who was jealous of her happy life and therefore lit the fire on purpose. Still another suggested that the bride had a ghost for a boyfriend, who was lovesick with missing her every night and found a way to be united with her. And there was yet another who thought that, perhaps, the bride was not really happy with her husband and lit the fire to kill him.
         
        Whatever happened in reality, it's not up to us to prove whose idea is right or wrong. Ghosts are the product of human imagination, and no one has ever managed to catch one.


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        1 penetrating ImTzZS     
        adj.(聲音)響亮的,尖銳的adj.(氣味)刺激的adj.(思想)敏銳的,有洞察力的
        參考例句:
        • He had an extraordinarily penetrating gaze. 他的目光有股異乎尋常的洞察力。
        • He examined the man with a penetrating gaze. 他以銳利的目光仔細觀察了那個人。
        2 gust q5Zyu     
        n.陣風,突然一陣(雨、煙等),(感情的)迸發
        參考例句:
        • A gust of wind blew the front door shut.一陣大風吹來,把前門關上了。
        • A gust of happiness swept through her.一股幸福的暖流流遍她的全身。
        3 igniting 629d3dc6cc8a474be671613ee5417bd6     
        點燃,引發( ignite的現在分詞 )
        參考例句:
        • The invention of percussion compositions for igniting powders is usually attributed to Forsyth. 通常認為用以引燃的擊發藥是弗爾賽思發明的。
        • Finally, we need some means of igniting the mixture in the top of the cylinder. 最后我們需用一些裝置點燃汽缸頂部的混合氣體。
        4 plausible hBCyy     
        adj.似真實的,似乎有理的,似乎可信的
        參考例句:
        • His story sounded plausible.他說的那番話似乎是真實的。
        • Her story sounded perfectly plausible.她的說辭聽起來言之有理。
        5 paradise KKJxT     
        n.伊甸樂園,天堂
        參考例句:
        • My house had a small backyard,the paradise of children.我那幢房子有一個小后院,那是孩子們玩耍的樂園。
        • On a hot day a dip in the sea is sheer paradise.熱天洗個海水澡是十分令人愜意的事。
        6 eternity Aiwz7     
        n.不朽,來世;永恒,無窮
        參考例句:
        • The dull play seemed to last an eternity.這場乏味的劇似乎演個沒完沒了。
        • Finally,Ying Tai and Shan Bo could be together for all of eternity.英臺和山伯終能雙宿雙飛,永世相隨。
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