Her story came to an end．She had not raised her voice： she had not cried．But things seemed to change as the story progressed．The fire looked as if it was laughing at her troubles．All the objects around her appeared not to care about her tragic history．And yet it was only a short time since he had been kissing her．Everything looked different now．
Clare stirred the fire．It was unnecessary，but he felt he had to do something．He had not really taken in the whole story yet．He stood up．Now as he began to understand the story in its full horror，his face was like an old man's．He made uncertain movements，because everything in his head was vague and uncertain．He could not make himself think clearly．
eg: He kept stirring at the fire with a poker when he spoke to me.
eg: Jimmie have but a vague idea of world condition now.
‘Tess！Can I believe this？Are you mad perhaps？My wife， my Tess—you aren't mad，are you？’
‘I am not，’she said．
‘And yet，’he said，looking strangely at her，‘why didn't you tell me before？Oh yes，you would have told me，in a way，but I stopped you，I remember！’
He was talking but could not think at the same time． His brain seemed to have stopped working．He turned away from her．Tess followed him and stood there staring at him with dry eyes．Then she went down on her knees beside him．
常用短语 stare at
eg: It's impolite to stare at a girl.
knee n.膝盖 vt.用膝盖跪
eg: He scraped his knee when he fell.
‘In the name of our love，forgive me！she whispered with a 168 dry mouth．‘I have forgiven you for the same！’
解析：in the name of 以……的名义
eg: Art used to be made in the name of faith.