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作者:(美)L·弗兰克·鲍姆(L.FrankBaum)著

出版社:天津人民出版社

出版时间:2015-06-01

书籍编号:30198876

ISBN:9787201092621

正文语种:英文

字数:34276

版次:1

所属分类:外语学习-英语读物

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绿野仙踪(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载

Introduction


Folklore,legends,myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages,for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic,marvelous and manifestly unreal.The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.


Yet the old time fairy tale,having served for generations,may now be classed as“historical”in the children\'s library;for the time has come for a series of newer“wonder tales”in which the stereotyped genie,dwarf and fairy are eliminated,together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.Modern education includes morality;therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.


Having this thought in mind,the story of“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”was written solely to pleasure children of today.It aspires to being a modernised fairy tale,in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.


绿野仙踪(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载


L.Frank Baum


Chicago.April 1900


绿野仙踪(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载

ChapterⅠ.The Cyclone


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Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies,with Uncle Henry,who was a farmer,and Aunt Em,who was the farmer\'s wife.Their house was small,for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles.There were four walls,a foor and a roof,which made one room;and this room contained a rusty looking cooking stove,a cupboard for the dishes,a table,three or four chairs,and the beds.Uncle Henry and Aunt Em had a big bed in one corner and Dorothy a little bed in another corner.There was no garret at all,and no cellar—except a small hole,dug in the ground,called a cyclone cellar,where the family could go in caseone of those great whirlwinds arose,mighty enough to crush any building in its path.It was reached by a trap-door in the middle of the foor,from which a ladder led down into the small,dark hole.


When Dorothy stood in the doorway and looked around,she could see nothing but the great gray prairie on every side.Not a tree nor a house broke the broad sweep of fat country that reached the edge of the sky in all directions.The sun had baked the ploughed land into a gray mass,with little cracks running through it.Even the grass was not green,for the sun had burned the tops of the long blades until they were the same gray color to be seen everywhere.Once the house had been painted,but the sun blistered the paint and the rains washed it away,and now the house was as dull and gray as everything else.


When Aunt Em came there to live she was a young,pretty wife.The sun and wind had changed her,too.They had taken the sparkle from her eyes and left them a sober gray;they had taken the red from her cheeks and lips,and they were gray also.She was thin and gaunt,and never smiled now.When Dorothy,who was an orphan,first came to her,Aunt Em had been so startled by the child\'s laughter that she would scream and press her hand upon her heart whenever Dorothy\'s merry voice reached her ears;and she still looked at the little girl with wonder that she could fnd anything to laugh at.


Uncle Henry never laughed.He worked hard frommorning till night and did not know what joy was.He was gray also,from his long beard to his rough boots,and he looked stern and solemn,and rarely spoke.


It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh,and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings.Toto was not gray;he was a little black dog,with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny,wee nose.Toto played all day long,and Dorothy played with him,and loved him dearly.


Today,however,they were not playing.Uncle Henry sat upon the doorstep and looked anxiously at the sky,which was even grayer than usual.Dorothy stood in the door with Toto in her arms,and looked at the sky too.Aunt Em was washing the dishes.


绿野仙踪(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载


From the far north they heard a low wail of the wind,and Uncle Henry and Dorothy could see where the long grass bowed in waves before the coming storm.There now came a sharp whistling in the air from the south,and as they turned their eyes that way they saw ripples in the grass coming from that direction also.


Suddenly Uncle Henry stood up.


“There\'s a cyclone coming,Em,”he called to his wife.“I\'ll go look after the stock.”Then he ran toward the sheds where the cows and horses were kept.


Aunt Em dropped her work and came to the door.One glance told her of the danger close at hand.


“Quick,Dorothy!”she screamed.“Run for the cellar!”


Toto jumped out of Dorothy\'s arms and hid under the bed,and the girl started to get him.Aunt Em,badly frightened,threw open the trap-door in the floor and climbed down the ladder into the small,dark hole.Dorothy caught Toto at last,and started to follow her aunt.When she was halfway across the room there came a great shriek from the wind,and the house shook so hard that she lost her footing and sat down suddenly upon the foor.


Then a strange thing hap

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