Some Quotes From Books

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Some Quotes From Books

帖子 Mia2014 » 周二 10月 15, 2019 2:41 am

Pavilion of Women:
... the delicate silver-gray blossoms of the first orchids were beginning to bloom. By the eighth month the dark purple ones would be at their height, and by the ninth month the yellow ones.

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《Thousand Cranes》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周六 10月 19, 2019 1:41 am

“You made a stop on your way home, I see.”

“Don’t bother. I can manage by myself”

Her sleeves were pushed up.

We might eat by candlelight.

“... I said it would be still better if we could have the two of them. But there were reasons why the mother couldn’t come, and we made it just the girl.”

... leave work a little early ...

It was distant but strong, and at each clap it was nearer.

Then it’s very much as if you killed her, isn’t it?

I’m terrified at the thunder.

... and felt that there was a touch of red in it.

She was not at work.

look in
stop by
come over
scowl at
sarcastic
villain
invention

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《The Moonstone》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周四 10月 24, 2019 3:07 am

As my time drew nearer, and there got to be talk of my having a new coat for the ceremony, my mind began to misgive me.

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《The Imperial Woman》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周一 12月 09, 2019 4:12 am

1, ... I will receive him as I do others from tributary states ...
2, A middling splendor.
3, ... and indeed the times needed strength.
4, Their greedy, ruthless men, though never our equals, can become our masters through the brute force ...
5,And what the one foreign gain, the others all gain, too.
6, Prince Kung looked sidewise at her, his melancholy eyes seeing as always her powerful beauty informed by the strength of her lively mind.
7, The Chinese are too civilized for our times.
8, ... and instantly her mind caught their meaning.
9, Delays and promises not kept will only anger them. We must bargain with them, persuade them, even bribe them, to leave our shores.
10, “Let time tell”, she retorted.
11,The vendors of roasted sweet potatoes did good business, for the earthy hand warmed the hands and put heat into the bellies of the poor.
12, And by now all knew that where the Christians first went, then traders and warships soon would follow.

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《The Moonstone》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周四 1月 16, 2020 11:20 pm

1,Mr. Franklin replied that a course of medicine, and a course of groping in the dark, meant, in his estimation, one and the same thing.

2, Our chance of catching the thieves may depend on our not wasting one unnecessary minute.

3, The inquiries ... showed that they had not so much as attempted to leave the town.

4, At the same time, he posted one of his men on the staircase which led to the servants’ bedrooms, with instructions to let nobody in the house pass him, till further orders.

5, A kind of cold shudder ran through me, which I couldn’t account for at the time.

6, There is SUCH a thing, Sergeant, as making a mountain out of a molehill.

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