11 Nancy makes a visit
On the evening after the Bumbles' little business meeting, Mr Bill Sikes, waking from a sleep, called out to ask the time．
解析：短语 call out 大声叫喊、大声说出
eg: When your name is called out, you must stand up.
The room he was lying in was very small and dirty. It was a different room from the one he had occupied before the Chertsey expedition, but it was in the same poor part of London. The re were so few possessions or comforts in the room that it was clear Mr Sikes had met hard times. He himself was thin and pale from illness, and was lying on the bed, wrapped in an old coat. The white dog lay on the floor next to him.
eg: The Smiths occupy the house on the conor.
eg: He wrapped his daughter in a blanket.
Seated by the window was Nancy，repairing Sikes' old jacket. She, too, was thin and pale. At Sikes' voice she raised her head from her work. 'Not long past seven,' she said. 'How do you feel now, Bill?'
'As weak as water. Help me get up, will you?'
As Nancy helped him out of bed, Sikes swore and cursed a ther clumsiness. Illness had not improved his temper.
eg: She regrets for her own ignorance and clumsiness.
eg: I want to improve my ability of English writing.
'You wouldn't speak like that if you knew how kindly I’ve nursed you these last few days,' said Nancy. 'So many nights, I've looked after you. 'She sat down in a chair, exhausted.