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[Peter Pan] - 04

《Peter Pan》
By J. M. Barrie
Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski


【Chapter Four】
The Flight


"Second to the right, and straight on until morning."
 That was the way to the Neverland, Peter said. But even birds with maps could not have found it that way. For you see, Peter just said whatever came into his head.
 Wendy, Michael, and John flew though the air in their nightclothes. They followed Peter without question. Sometimes it was dark. Sometimes it was light. And now they were flying far out over the sea.
 How long had they been gone? The children could not tell for sure.
 Finally Peter stopped. "There it is," he said.
 The children stood on tiptoe in the air to see. A million golden arrows pointed toward an island. It seemed so familiar. Like home after a long vacation.
 They flew toward the island. Then something seemed to push against them. The golden arrows disappeared. The island grew dark and unfriendly.
 "The pirates have spotted us," Peter said.
 "They'll see Tinker Bell's light!" cried Wendy. "Tell her to put it out."
 "She can't," said Peter. "It only goes out when she falls asleep."
 But John had brought his tall black hat. Peter hid the fairy in that.
 Just then the pirates fired their cannon into the sky. The blast scattered the children across the darkness. Wendy found herself alone with Tink.
 It is important to understand one thing. Fairies are very small. They have room for only one feeling at a time. Sometimes it is all good. Sometimes it is all bad.
 Tinker Bell was so jealous of Wendy! She was filled with bad hateful feeling. From the tips of her wings to the tips of her toes!
 Tinker Bell darted this way and that. "Come with me to safety," she seemed to say.
 Wendy did not know that Tinker Bell hated her. So she followed the little fairy.



n
哎喲喂呀!
後面的伏筆是怎麼回事?Tink想幹嘛啊?
女人的妒意呀~會殺人的啊!
為什麼女人善妒呢?
因為我也是磁性動物,所以真的放開了來說,
女人真的比男人容易妒忌,
而且比較之心極為強烈,
什麼都愛比,其實比的都是些無聊小事,
比不上的不是羨慕就是妒忌,
搞得自己憤怒憂鬱,
真是無聊啊!
但也許這也是女人的可愛之處吧?
總是瀰漫著生活感的生命力。

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2007年03月18日 Peter Pan トラックバック(0) コメント(0)

[Peter Pan] - 03

《Peter Pan》
By J. M. Barrie
Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski


【Chapter Three】
Come Away! Come Away!


A twinkling light darted into the nursery. It was a tiny fairy called Tinker Bell.
 Then the window blew open. Peter Pan dropped to the floor.
 "Tink!" he whispered. "Do you know where they've put my shadow?"
 "In the chest of drawers!" she said. The fairy's language was like the tinkling of golden bells.
 Peter jumped at the drawers. He dug through the nicely folded things. He tossed them over his shoulder left and right. There was his shadow! He slammed the drawer. And shut Tinker Bell inside!
 Peter was surprised. Why didn't his shadow jump right back on him? He tried to stick it on with a bar of soap. But that didn't work, either. Peter flopped to the floor and cried.
 The sound of his crying woke Wendy. "Boy,"she said politely. "Why are you crying?"
 Peter sprang to his feet. "Who are you?"
 "I am Wendy Moira Angela Darling," she said.
 "I am Peter Pan," said the boy. "I was crying because my shadow won't stick. But I wasn't really crying."
 Wendy knew at once what to do. She took out her needle and thread. Then she sewed the shadow back on.
 "Oh, Wendy!" crowed Peter. "One girl is worth twenty boys!"
 "Really, Peter?" Wendy was so pleased, she offered to give him a kiss.
 Peter stuck out his hand. He clearly didn't know what a kiss was! Wendy did not want to hurt his feelings. So she gave him her thimble.
 "Now shall I give you a kiss, too?" he asked.
 "If you please," said Wendy. Peter dropped an acorn button into her hand.
 Wendy sighed. "I know what I'll do," she said. "I'll put your kiss on a chain. Then I can wear it around my neck." That seemed to please Peter.
 "How old are you?" Wendy asked. Peter frowned. "I don't know," he said. He didn't like questions that he didn't know the answer to. "I ran away the day I was born."
 "Really?!" said Wendy. "Why?"
 "I heard my father and mother talking," said Peter. "They were planning what I would be when I became a man. But I don't want to grow up. I want to be a boy and have fun forever. So I ran away to live with the fairies."
 "Oh, Peter!" cried Wendy. "Tell me about the fairies! Would you, please?"
 Peter smiled. He knew all about that.
 "Fairies began long ago," he said. "When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces. The pieces all went skipping about. Each piece became a fairy. And that is how fairies began.
 "There should be one for every girl and boy," he said.
 "But sometimes a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies.' Each time one does, a fairy dies."
 An angry shake of bells came from the chest of drawers. "Why, I must have shut Tinker Bell up in the drawers," said Peter.
 He opened the drawer. The little fairy flew about the nursery. She was tinkling with fury.
 "She is lovely!" cried Wendy.
 "Tink," said Peter. "Would you like to be Wendy's fairy?"
 Tinker Bell answered with an angry jangle.
 Peter shook his head. "She is not very polite," he told Wendy. "She says you are an ugly girl. And she says that she is my fairy. But she knows she can't be my fairy. After all, I am a gentleman and she is a lady."
 Tink flew off in a huff.
 "Where do you live now?" Wendy asked.
 "With the lost boys," said Peter. "Children who fall out of their carriages and are forgotten. I'm their captain."
 "What fun!" cried Wendy.
 "Yes," said Peter. "But we are very lonely. You see, we have no mothers. That's why I come to your window. To hear your mother tell stories. She was telling such a nice one. It was about a lady with a glass slipper."
 "Oh, Cinderella!" said Wendy. "She and the prince live happily ever after."
 Peter leapt to the window. "I must tell the other boys how it ended!"
 "Peter!" Wendy cried. "I know lots of stories!"
 Peter stopped on the sill. He had a greedy look in his eyes. He pulled Wendy toward the window. "Come away with me and tell the other boys, too!"
 Wendy was frightened. "Let me go! I can't fly!"
 "Come away with me and I'll teach you!" said Peter. "Wendy, there are mermaids there..."
 "Really?" cried Wendy.
 Peter knew he almost had her. "You could tuck us in at night and mend our clothes. You could be our mother."
 That did it! Wendy ran to wake her brothers. "Peter Pan has come. He's going to teach us to fly!"
 John and Michael were up and ready in a second.
 Peter blew fairy dust on them. "Wiggle your shoulders," he said. Soon they were all flying!
 Nana was barking wildly down in the yard. At last she broke loose and ran down the street to number 27.
 Mr. and Mrs Darling rushed into the street. They looked up at the nursery window. It was filled with light. And they saw four flying shadows on the curtains!
 The Darlings might have reached the nursery in time. But the stars were watching, A young one blew open the window. "Hurry, Peter!" it cried.
 Nana and the Darlings ran inside and up the stairs. They flung open the door to the nursery. But it was too late.
 The children were gone.



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這一章真是有夠長的,
我打了好久~
剛剛檢查的時候發現好多打錯和漏掉的地方...
不過都改回來了^^
這一章是Peter Pan又出現了,他要拿回他的影子,
看到Wendy要縫他的影子回他腳上那邊,害我整個人揪了一下,
因為書上的插圖裡,Peter是赤腳的,
Wendy拿著針線在縫...
好恐怖啊!!!
總之這一章Wendy和她的弟弟們要離開家了!
要去Peter Pan的"Neverland"了!夢不落帝國!Ya~~~

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2007年03月11日 Peter Pan トラックバック(0) コメント(0)

[Peter Pan] - 02

《Peter Pan》
By J. M. Barrie
Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski


【Chapter Two】
The Children Are Left Unguarded


One night the Darlings were getting ready for a dinner party. Mrs. Darling went into the nusery to show Wendy her new gown.
 Suddenly Mr. Darling rushed in. "This tie won't tie!" he thundered.
 Then Nana brushed against him. She got hairs on his new trousers. On top of everything, Michael would not take his medicine.
 "I always took my medicine without a fuss when I was a baby." said Mr. Darling. "Why, I would take my own medicine now to show you. But I've lost the bottle." In fact, Mr. Darling had hidden it.
 "I know where it is!" cried Wendy. She quickly brought him the bottle. "Why don't you and Michael take your medicine together?"
 Mr. Darling did not like that idea one bit. But what could he do?
 Wendy counted, "One, two, three!" Michael took his medicine. But Mr. Darling hid his behind his back!
 "Oh, father!" cried Wendy.
 The children stared as if they no longer admired him. Even Mrs. Darling shook her head.
 Mr. Darling was embarrassed. Perhaps a good joke would make them respect him again. "Look!" he said. "I'll pour my medicine into Nana's milk. Won't that be funny?"
 Mr. Darling called Nana to her bowl. The children tried to stop her. But Nana began to drink the milk.
 Suddenly she stopped. She looked up at Mr. Darling with tears in her eyes. Then she crept into her kennel.
 The poor dog! Mrs. Darling and the children ran to her side. Mr. Darling completely lost his temper.
 "I will not allow that animal to rule my nusery any longer!" he shouted. "The proper place for a dog is in the yard!"
 The children wept. Nana begged. But Mr. Darling wanted to show them who was master. He dragged Nana outside and chained her in the yard.
 Mrs. Darling put the children to bed. They could hear Nana barking out in the cold.
 Soon Mr. and Mrs. Darling stepped out into the snowy night. Their party was at number 27, just a few houses down. The stars watched till the door shut behind them.
Then the smallest of the stars cried:
 "Now, Peter!"



fire
Mr. Darling也太誇張了吧?!
因為Nana不喝他存心作弄她的牛奶,
就大發雷霆的把她趕到院子,
這個男人也未免太小氣了吧?!
不過像這樣脾氣暴躁的人在世上還真不少,
很不幸的本人也是擁有不耐煩的火爆個性...
但是為了找台階下而把脾氣出在別人身上是絕對錯誤的!
尤其是出在動物身上,更是要不得啊!

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[Peter Pan] - 01

《Peter Pan》
By J. M. Barrie
Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski


【Chapter One】
Peter Breaks Through


All children-except one-grow up. They begin to know it after they are two. And that was when Wendy Darling began to know it.
 The Darlings lived in London at number 14. Wendy was the oldest. Then came John and little Michael. Mrs. Darling loved her children and wanted everything just so. But Mr. Darling was always worried about money. So the children had a nurse. But the nurse was a huge dog named Nana.
 Nana's kennel was in the night nursery. She awoke at the slightest cry. Nana was a treasure, as Mr. Darling well knew. But sometimes he worried that the neighbors talked. Even worse, he worried that Nana did not admire him enough. Being admired was very important to Mr. Darling.
 The Darlings were a happy family. That is, until Peter Pan came.
 Mrs. Darling first learned of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds. All good mothers do this after their children go to sleep. It is quite like tidying up drawers. Mrs. Darling tucked the bad thoughts down at the bottom. She folded the beautiful thoughts right on top. Ready for her children to put on as soon as they awoke in the morning.
 Have you ever seen a map of a child's mind? Each one is different. But all of them are very confusing. A child's mind is a Neverland. It is filled with skipping stones and chocolate pudding, verbs, and the first day of school. There are zigzag lines everywhere. Those are the roads on the island.
 For the Neverland is always an island. It has caves and pirates and lagoons and mermaids. And children are always at play on those magic shores.
 Mostly Mrs. Darling did not worry about what she found in her children's minds. But then she came across the word Peter.
 "Who is Peter?" Mrs. Darling asked Wendy the next day.
 "You know, Mother," said Wendy. "Peter Pan."
 At first Mrs. Darling did not know. Then she remembered a Peter who was said to live among the fairies. Perhaps she had even believed in him as a child. But now she was married and full of sense. So Mrs. Darling had put Peter out of her mind.
 A few nights later there were leaves by the nursery window. "I do believe that Peter tracked them in," said Wendy.
 Mrs. Darling did not know what to think. The nursery was three stories up! Thirty feet from the ground and no way to climb up! 
 Mrs. Darling told Mr. Darling.
 "Oh, it is just some nonsense Nana has put in their heads," said Mr. Darling. "Leave it alone and it will blow over."
 But of course, it did not blow over.
 The next evening was Nana's night off. Mrs. Darling tucked the children into bed. Then she sat by the fire in the nursery to sew. Soon she fell asleep.
 But her dreams were troubled. She dreamed that the Neverland came too near. She dreamed that a strange boy broke through it. And she saw her children peeping through the gap.
 Suddenly the window of the nursery blew open. There was a boy dressed in a suit of leaves. He dropped to the floor like a cat. A strange light no bigger than your fist flew with him. It twinkled and darted about the room like a living thing.
 Mrs. Darling woke up with a scream. She knew at once that the boy was Peter Pan. He still had all his baby teeth.
 Nana had just come home. The scream brought her rushing into the nursery. She sprang at the boy. But he leapt through the open window.
 Mrs. Darling screamed again. Surely the poor boy had fallen to his death! She ran to the street. But his body was not there. She looked up into the dark night sky. All she saw was what looked like a shooting star.
 But Nana had caught something in her mouth. It was the boy's shadow!
 Nana knew the boy would come back for it. And she did not want him to upset the children. So she hung the shadow out the window. He could get it when he pleased and be on his way.
 But Mrs. Darling would not have that. It looked as if washing was hanging out the front window. What would the neighbors think!
 Quickly Mrs. Darling rolled up the shadow. Then she hid it in a drawer. She would have to tell Mr. Darling. But how?



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發覺打文章對學習英文其實有點幫助耶!
因為這篇文章,我終於了解過去完成式的用法了!
這篇文章大致上在介紹Darlihgs一家,而且Mrs. Darling的戲份比較多~
而這一章Peter Pan已經出現了!
看完這一章會發現他們很在意neighbors的想法或七嘴八舌呢!
在我們現實中也是一樣的吧?
除了自己之外,還要去顧慮其他人的心情和想法,
讓自己處於普通平凡,而無人憎惡的位置,
其實,說簡單很簡單,說困難也真的是很困難呢!

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[Peter Pan] - Details

《Peter Pan》
By J. M. Barrie
Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski

Published by Random House
http://www.randomhouse.com/
ISBN:0-679-81044-7

〈Authors〉
J. M. Barrie was born in Scotland in 1860.
As a young boy, he loved stories about pirates and magic. He began writing plays as a teenager and grew up to be a successful playwright and author. Peter Pan first appeared as a character in three of Barrie's novels. But with the play Peter Pan: or, the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up Peter became a star. Barrie later retold the same story in a novel. This adaptation is based on the novel. Barrie wrote over forty plays and many novels. But Peter Pan is his one story that has passed the test of time.

Cathy East Dubowski is a freelance editor and writer. She has written several Step into ReadingTM books and has also adapted Black Beauty and A Little Princess for this series. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and children. She has always loved Peter Pan.

〈Contents〉
1. Peter Breaks Through
2. The Children Are Left Unguarded
3. Come Away! Come Away!
4. The Flight
5. The Island Comes True
6. Captain Hook
7. The Home Under the Ground
8. The Mermaids' Lagoon
9. The Never Bird
10. Wendy's Story
11. Do You Believe in Fairies?
12. The Pirate Ship
13. The Return Home
14. When Wendy Grew Up



fire
終於要開始了!我的英文進步計畫,
以後每天都會打一部分的故事上來~
這次先來個《彼得潘》的故事~
其實我真的很想連我自己說的話也用英文來寫...
不過信心不足又怕沒人會好心的替我訂正...
總之,先這樣吧!
希望每天狂打英文字可以令英文進步呀~~~

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開始吧

我決定了!
要英文進步,就是要練習!

總之以後我會在這邊擺上一些英文的故事,
(其實本來是想要寫英文日記的...礙於能力所逼...我還是看著書打字上來好了...)

嗯!加油!
(哇~這是我第3個blog耶~)

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