tailieunhanh - The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO PART 1-BOOK 2 CHAPTER 9

The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 9 The Charge Confided to a Raging Sea Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 9 The Charge Confided to a Raging Sea The skipper at the helm burst out laughing -- A bell that s good. We are on the larboard tack. What does the bell prove Why that we have land to starboard. The firm and measured voice of the doctor replied -- You have not land to starboard. But we have shouted the skipper. No But that bell tolls from the land. That bell said the doctor tolls from the sea. A shudder passed over these daring men. The haggard faces of the two women appeared above the companion like two hobgoblins conjured up. The doctor took a step forward separating his tall form from the mast. From the depth of the night s darkness came the toll of the bell. The doctor resumed -- There is in the midst of the sea halfway between Portland and the Channel Islands a buoy placed there as a caution that buoy is moored by chains to the shoal and floats on the top of the water. On the buoy is fixed an iron trestle and across the trestle a bell is hung. In bad weather heavy seas toss the buoy and the bell rings. That is the bell you hear. The doctor paused to allow an extra violent gust of wind to pass over waited until the sound of the bell reasserted itself and then went on -- To hear that bell in a storm when the nor -wester is blowing is to be lost. Wherefore For this reason if you hear the bell it is because the wind brings it to you. But the wind is nor -westerly and the breakers of Aurigny lie east. You hear the bell only because you are between the buoy and the breakers. It is on those breakers the wind is driving you. You are on the wrong side of the buoy. If you were on the right side you would be out at sea on a safe course and you would not hear the bell. The wind would not convey the sound to you. You would pass close to the buoy without knowing it. We are out of our course. That bell is shipwreck sounding the tocsin. Now look out As the doctor spoke the bell soothed by a lull of the storm rang slowly stroke by .