2008年10月09日

6.Marilla Makes Up Her Mind-2

"Oh, Miss Cuthbert, did you really say that perhaps you would let me stay at Green Gables?" she said, in a breathless whisper, as if speaking aloud might shatter the glorious possibility. "Did you really say it? Or did I only imagine that you did?"

"I think you'd better learn to control that imagination of yours, Anne, if you can't distinguish between what is real and what isn't," said Marilla crossly. "Yes, you did hear me say just that and no more. It isn't decided yet and perhaps we will conclude to let Mrs. Blewett take you after all. She certainly needs you much more than I do."

"I'd rather go back to the asylum than go to live with her," said Anne passionately. "She looks exactly like a--like a gimlet."

Marilla smothered a smile under the conviction that Anne must be reproved for such a speech.

"A little girl like you should be ashamed of talking so about a lady and a stranger," she said severely. "Go back and sit down quietly and hold your tongue and behave as a good girl should."

 

       shatter  vt.  〈健康・神経などを〉損なう,害する; 〈希望などを〉くじく

                Ex. My dream was completely shattered. 私の夢は完全に打ち砕かれた

        crossly  adv.  不機嫌に,すねて

        gimlet  n.  木工ぎり

        smother  vt.  〈あくびを〉かみ殺す; 〈言葉・感情を〉抑える,のみ込む 〈up〉

                           Ex. smother one's grief 悲しみを抑える

        under the conviction that〜  〜だと確信していたので

        reprove  vt.  +目+for+(代)名〈人を〉〔…のことで〕しかる,とがめる,非難する

                          Ex. The teacher reproved Tom for his frequent absences.

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