13 Heathcliff's son at Wuthering Heights
1797 Linton was very surprised to be woken so early, and told that he had another journey to make, before break fast. As we rode the four miles to Wuthering Heights, he kept asking me questions about his new home, and the father he had never seen. When we arrived, Heathcliff, Hareton, and Joseph all came out of the house to inspect the child.
eg: He inspected the face in the mirror carefully.
'Master, that's not a boy,' said Joseph after a while. 'Look at that white skin and fair hair! Mr Edgar has sent you his daughter instead!'
eg: Her blue coat suits her fair skin.
'God! What a beautiful creature!' laughed Heathcliff scornfully. 'That's worse than I expected!'
解析：worse 更糟糕的、更差的，是bad 的比较级
eg: I'm sorry to tell you that his physical condition gets worse and sorse.
I helped the trembling child off the horse and into the house. Heathcliff took him roughly by the arm.
'I hope you'll be kind to him, Mr Heathcliff,' I said. 'He's weak, and ill. And he's all the family you've go!'
'Don't worry, Ellen.' replied Heathcliff with a smile. 'As Isabella's son he'll inherit Thrushcross Grange one day, and I don't want him to die before that He'll be educated as a gentleman. But I'm bitterly disappointed at having such a weak, crying baby for a son!'
So poor Linton was left in his father's care. At first Cathy was miserable, because she would not now have anyone to play with, but she soon forgot him. Whenever I met Zillah, the housekeeper, in the village, I used to ask her abut Linton.
eg: My life would be miserable without you.
'He's often ill,' she told me. 'And so selfish! He has to have a fire even in summer! He calls for cakes and hot drinks all the time. He only ever thinks of himself. Mr Heathcliff can't bear being in the same room as him!'
Several years passed without any more news of Linton. In 1800 Cathy reached the age of sixteen. We never celebrated her birthday, because it was also the day her mother died. On this particular day she came downstairs, dressed for going out, and suggested a walk on the moors with me. Her father gave permission.