10 Heathcliff visits Catherine for the last time
1784 Heathcliff had given me a letter for Catherine, but I decided not to show it to her until Mr Edgar was out of the house. My chance came four days after my visit to Wuthering Heights. As it was a Sunday, Mr Edgar and all the servants went to church, leaving me alone to look after Catherine.
She was sitting downstairs, by an open window, enjoying the spring sunshine. Her appearance had changed since her illness, but there was a strange beauty in her pale face. She did not read or sew any more, but used to sit there silently, staring into the distance. Her eyes seemed fixed on something far away, something beyond normal sight.
eg: They are somewhat alike in appearance.
I showed her the letter, but she looked confused and could not seem to understand it, so I had to explain 'It's from Mr Heathcliff,' I said gently. 'He's in the garden, and wants to see you. What shall I tell him?'
eg: His reaction told me that he was still confused.
She said nothing, but bent forward in her chair to listen. We both heard someone coming through the hall. Heathcliff had realized the house was almost empty, and had found an open door Catherine looked eagerly towards the entrance to the room. He appeared, and in two steps was by her side. For five whole minutes he held her in his arms and kissed her again and again, it gave him great pain to look at her face. He could see, as I could, that she would never recover, that she was certain to die.
解析：bent 是bend 的过去式
eg: He bent over and picked up a silver coin.
'Oh, Catherine! Oh, my life! How can I bear It!' he cried. 'You and Edgar have broken my heart,' said Catherine, 'And you both want me to pity yoy!' 'How strong you are, Heathcliff! You'll live for years after my death! Will you forget me, and be happy with others, when I'm in my grave?' 'It's wicked of you to say that, Catherine. You know your words will burn for ever in my memory after you've left me. You know I could never forget you!'
eg: These columns bear the weight of the roof.
'I don't want you to suffer more than I do, Heathcliff. I only want us to be together, always.'
常用短语 suffer from
eg: He is suffering from the loss of his old friend.