第三章 陋居 (CHAPTER THREE：THE BURROW)
The kitchen was small and rather cramped.
There was a scrubbed wooden table and chairs in the middle,
and Harry sat down on the edge of his seat, looking around. He had never been in a wizard house before.
The clock on the wall opposite him had only one hand and no numbers at all.
Written around the edge were things like Time to make tea, Time to feed the chickens, and You’re late.
Books were stacked three deep on the mantelpiece, books with titles like Charm Your Own Cheese, Enchantment in baking, and One Minute Feasts — It’s Magic!
And unless Harry’s ears were deceiving him, the old radio next to the sink had just announced that coming up was“Witching Hour, with the popular singing sorceress, Celestina Warbeck.”
Mrs. Weasley was clattering around, cooking breakfast a little haphazardly, throwing dirty looks at her son's as she threw sausages into the frying pan.
Every now and then she muttered things like “don’t know what you were thinking of,” and “never would have believed it.”
now and then she muttered things like “don’t know what you were thinking of,” and “never would have believed it.”
“I don’t blame you, dear,” she assured Harry, tipping eight or nine sausages onto his plate.
“Arthur and I have been worried about you, too. Just last night we were saying we’d come and get you ourselves if you hadn’t written back to Ron by Friday.
But really”, “flying an illegal car halfway across the country — anyone could have seen you —”
She flicked her wand casually at the dishes in the sink, which began to clean themselves, clinking gently in the background.
the dishes in the sink, which began to clean themselves, clinking gently in the background.
1、cramped 英音：/kr?mpt/ 美音：/kr?mpt/
I had trouble unbending my cramped knees.
2、opposite 英音：/'?p?z?t/ 美音：/'ɑp?z?t/
He hurried away in the opposite direction.
We were deceived into buying that house.
4、blame 英音：/ble?m/ 美音：/blem/
He bears the blame of his brother.
5、casually 英音：/'kju?li/ 美音：/?k? ?jl?/
He casually flicked away some dust from his jacket.