'Glubb,' said Mrs Blimber, with a great disrelish.
'He's no more a monster than you are,' returned Paul.
'What!' cried the Doctor, in a terrible voice. 'Ay, ay, ay? Aha! What's that?'
Paul was dreadfully frightened; but still he made a stand for the absent Glubb, though he did it trembling.
'He's a very nice old man, Ma'am,' he said. 'He used to draw my couch. He knows all about the deep sea, and the fish that are in it, and the great monsters that come and lie on rocks in the sun, and dive into the water again when they're startled, blowing and splashing so, that they can be heard for miles. There are some creatures, said Paul, warming with his subject, 'I don't know how many yards long, and I forget their names, but Florence knows, that pretend to be in distress; and when a man goes near them, out of compassion, they open their great jaws, and attack him. But all he has got to do,' said Paul, boldly tendering this information to the very Doctor himself, 'is to keep on turning as he runs away, and then, as they turn slowly, because they are so long, and can't bend, he's sure to beat them. And though old Glubb don't know why the sea should make me think of my Mama that's dead, or what it is that it is always saying always saying! he knows a great deal about it. And I wish,' the child concluded, with a sudden falling of his countenance, and failing in his animation, as he looked like one forlorn, upon the three strange faces, 'that you'd let old Glubb come here to see me, for I know him very well, and he knows me.
'Ha!' said the Doctor, shaking his head; 'this is bad, but study will do much.'
Mrs Blimber opined, with something like a shiver, that he was an unaccountable child; and, allowing for the difference of visage, looked at him pretty much as Mrs Pipchin had been used to do.
'Take him round the house, Cornelia,' said the Doctor, 'and familiarise him with his new sphere. Go with that young lady, Dombey.'
Dombey obeyed; giving his hand to the abstruse Cornelia, and looking at her sideways, with timid curiosity, as they went away together. For her spectacles, by reason of the glistening of the glasses, made her so mysterious, that he didn't know where she was looking, and was not indeed quite sure that she had any eyes at all behind them.
英汉双语小说连载:《董贝父子》第10章 Part 1
注释：stand for 代表；支持；象征；担任…的候选人
(1) What do you stand for now?
(2) Do you know what that sign stand for?
(3) Please stand for the National Anthems.
(4) I cannot stand for talking in my class.
(5) We will not stand for impertinent behavior.
(6) I stand for freedom of speech for everyone.
(7) I don't have to stand for such rude behavior.
(8) I am not going to stand for that kind of behaviour.
sphere n. 范围；球体
[ 过去式sphered 过去分词sphered 现在分词sphering ]
(1) He drew a world map on a sphere.
(2) Hello blog sphere! This is a test.
(3) Was our universe a sphere of everything?
(4) We begin wth a sphere - the egg - female.
(5) The earth is a spheroid and not a sphere.
(6) The most important sphere of giving, however.
(7) Therefore, the atmosphere is merely a sphere.
(8) The earth we are living is a big sphere/ball.
英汉双语小说连载:《董贝父子》第10章 Part 1