【原文】It was a savagely red land, blood-colored after rains, brick dust in droughts, the best cotton land in the world. It was a pleasant land of white houses, peaceful plowed fields and sluggish yellow rivers, but a land of contrasts, of brightest sun glare and densest shade. The plantation clearings and miles of cotton fields smiled up to a warm sun, placid, complacent. At their edges rose the virgin forests, dark and cool even in the hottest noons, mysterious, a little sinister, the soughing pines seeming to wait with an age-old patience, to t...
They looked out across the endless acres of Gerald O’Hara’s newly plowed cotton fields toward the red horizon. Now that the sun was setting in a welter of crimson behind the hills across the Flint River, the warmth of the April day was ebbing into a faint but balmy chill.
1. plow /plaʊ/ v/n 犁地；
【英文释义】to turn over the soil before putting seeds into it using a plough.
【例句】Farmers start ploughing in the spring.
2. welter /ˈweltə(r)/ n. 杂乱的一堆 [书面]
常用a welter of sth
Beatrice Tarleton was a busy woman, having on her hands not only a large cotton plantation, a hundred negroes and eight children, but the largest horse-breeding farm in the state as well. She was hot-tempered and easily plagued by the frequent scrapes of her four sons, and while no one was permitted to whip a horse or a slave, she felt that a lick now and then didn't do the boys any harm.
"Of course she won't hit Boyed. She never did beat Boyed much because he's the oldest and besides he's the runt of the litter" said Stuart, proud of his six feet two. That's why we left him at home to explain things to her. God's mighty, Ma ought to stop licking us! We're nineteen and Tom's twenty-one, and she acts like we are six years old.&qu...