Cornelia took him first to the schoolroom, which was situated at the back of the hall, and was approached through two baize doors, which deadened and muffled the young gentlemen's voices. Here, there were eight young gentlemen in various stages of mental prostration, all very hard at work, and very grave indeed. Toots, as an old hand, had a desk to himself in one corner: and a magnificent man, of immense age, he looked, in Paul's young eyes, behind it.
Mr Feeder, B.A., who sat at another little desk, had his Virgil stop on, and was slowly grinding that tune to four young gentlemen. Of the remaining four, two, who grasped their foreheads convulsively, were engaged in solving mathematical problems; one with his face like a dirty window, from much crying, was endeavouring to flounder through a hopeless number of lines before dinner; and one sat looking at his task in stony stupefaction and despair - which it seemed had been his condition ever since breakfast time.
The appearance of a new boy did not create the sensation that might have been expected. Mr Feeder, B.A. (who was in the habit of shaving his head for coolness, and had nothing but little bristles on it), gave him a bony hand, and told him he was glad to see him - which Paul would have been very glad to have told him, if he could have done so with the least sincerity. Then Paul, instructed by Cornelia, shook hands with the four young gentlemen at Mr Feeder's desk; then with the two young gentlemen at work on the problems, who were very feverish; then with the young gentleman at work against time, who was very inky; and lastly with the young gentleman in a state of stupefaction, who was flabby and quite cold.
Paul having been already introduced to Toots, that pupil merely chuckled and breathed hard, as his custom was, and pursued the occupation in which he was engaged. It was not a severe one; for on account of his having 'gone through' so much (in more senses than one), and also of his having, as before hinted, left off blowing in his prime, Toots now had licence to pursue his own course of study: which was chiefly to write long letters to himself from persons of distinction, adds 'P. Toots, Esquire, Brighton, Sussex,' and to preserve them in his desk with great care.
英汉双语小说连载:《董贝父子》第10章 Part 1
(1) The influence of " Abby" is immense.
(2) Able to work under immense pressure.
(3) Seen all at once, it's an immense chaos.
(4) He made an immense amount of money in business.
(5) Adolescence is the treasure with immense value.
(6) I have a pleasure in owing you so immense a debt.
(7) The sky is sad and beautiful like an immense altar.
(8) It's a hot field of research with immense potential.
(9) She drew immense strength and wisdom from the masses.
(10) The earth behaves as though it were an immense magnet.
pleasant sensation 快感
visual sensation 视觉
tactile sensation 触觉；质感
auditory sensation 听觉
(1) The show caused a sensation.
(2) A strange sensation was crawling through him.
(3) This little cube is the gift sensation of 1981.
(4) It is a sensation that arises within the brain.
(5) Partial loss of sensation; diminished sensibility.
(6) Though extremely weak, he had no sensation of pain .
(7) As we looked at each other I had a strange sensation.
(8) A sensation, almost of faintness , had seized upon him.
英汉双语小说连载:《董贝父子》第10章 Part 1