刚刚读完了 Library of Souls - The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
She wished me luck and kissed me on the lips. Then I looked at Sharon, who tilted his head at me as if to say, I hope you’re not expecting a kiss from me, too, and I just laughed and walked toward the fighters.
Just because I’m a capitalist doesn’t mean I’m a black-hearted bastard.
“Gold coins!” said Emma, fairly spitting with disgust. “What about the well-being of your fellow peculiars? What about loyalty?”
Sharon chuckled. “If I cared about things like that, I’d have been dead long ago.”
He was a hoarder, like his brother, of strange and ghastly things—only where Bentham was organized to a tee, Caul badly needed a maid.
“In the tales that are told about us after our victory, I should like to be known as Addison the Intrepid.”
“And so you shall,” said Emma.
“Make that Extremely Intrepid,” Addison said. “And handsome.”
“Done,” I said.
这两个应该算是英式幽默吧，Addison Intrepid and Handsome！
“Let’s not get carried away, Mr. Portman.”
If you won’t let me remove your soul the easy and painless way, then my hollows would be more than happy to do it. They aren’t known for their bedside manner
Life doesn’t always scatter roses at your feet
Doubt is the pinprick in the life raft.
As he always says, the day there’s no time for manners, the world’s lost to us anyway.
This was no time to take a stand on political correctness
word of honor
He moved without moving
“They’re not laying siege,” I said. “They’re just … laying.”
Or on drugs. Or maybe not on enough drugs.
Miss Bloom may have given you permission to break her heart, but I have not.
Myron Bentham, at your service.
Sergeant Bloom, reporting for duty..
I grasped blindly for the right words
There must be other planets in the universe that harbor intelligent life.
I guess it was meant to be
Today will go down in history.
I leave it to your discretion.
还有一个类似的表达是 At your discretion
“Could you put them in the garage?” I said. “And maybe keep an eye on them for a minute or two?”
She looked at Emma and me, then smiled. “**Sure thing.**”
还可以用Why, certainly 和 Yes, please do 来回答
“Calm yourself, he won’t bite!” the someone said, and I uncovered my face to see a long furry nose and big brown eyes staring down at me.
Had the bear spoken? Do bears talk about themselves in the third person?
“If you think we’re going to play any role in that,” said Emma, “you’re out of your gourd.”
“I expected as much from you, girl,” said Caul. “You’re so typical of ymbryne-raised peculiars: no ambition, and no sense at all but one of entitlement. Quiet yourself, I am speaking to the male.”
rapid-fire triple sneeze.
forty-odd years ago