2018年考研英语阅读积累：艾米莉•勃朗特 - 《呼啸山庄》15
Chapter Five. Part 3
Certainly, she had ways with her such as I never saw a child take up before; and she put all of us past our patience fifty times and oftener in a day: from the hour she came down-stairs till the hour she went to bed, we had not a minute’s security that she wouldn’t be in mischief. Her spirits were always at high-water mark, her tongue always going - singing, laughing, and plaguing everybody who would not do the same. A wild, wicked slip she was - but she had the bonniest eye, the sweetest smile, and lightest foot in the parish: and, after all, I believe she meant no harm; for when once she made you cry in good earnest, it seldom happened that she would not keep you company, and oblige you to be quiet that you might comfort her. She was much too fond of Heathcliff. The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him: yet she got chided more than any of us on his account. In play, she liked exceedingly to act the little mistress; using her hands freely, and commanding her companions: she did so to me, but I would not bear slapping and ordering; and so I let her know.
当然，她总是那副样子，我从来没有见那个孩子这样。常常在一天之内，从她下楼到她上床睡觉，她总要把所有的人惹火无数次。我们没有办法让她有一分钟不淘气 的。她的总是处于兴奋状态，她的小嘴总是在——唱歌，笑，还有就是骚扰那些不跟她一道的人。她是一个野性的，淘气的孩子，但是她有最漂亮的眼睛，最甜的微 笑，当地最轻盈的脚步。而起，我最终相信，她是没有坏心眼的，因为每次她真的把你惹恼了，她很少会跑开，使得你不得不安静下来去安慰她。她非常喜欢希斯克 利夫。我们能施于她最大的惩罚莫过于把她和他分开，因为他的原因，她挨的骂比我们都多。弯游戏的时候，她特别喜欢扮演小女主人，肆无忌惮地指挥她的玩伴 们，她对我也这样做过，但是我受不了她的猛打和命令，所以我告诉了她。
We had not a minute’s security that she wouldn’t be in mischief.
reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
【例】There was a glint of mischief in her eyes.
at high-water mark 情绪高涨
【例】They have got a pile of exam papers to mark.
【例】War has left its mark on the country.
【例】The trade mark is an intangible asset of every enterprise.
oblige 迫使；使...感激；使…成为必要 v.
force somebody to do something; bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted;
【例】The law oblige parents to send their children to school.
【例】We were obligated to attend the opening ceremony.
on one’s account 因为某人的原因；为了某人
for sb’s sake; because of what you think sb wants
【例】On his account we miss the bus.
【例】Please don’t change your plans on my account.
【相关短语】by sb’s own account 据某人自己所说
according to what you yourself have said
【例】By their own account, the politicians wanted the matter kept secret.
By his own account he had an unhappy childhood.
on account of 由于,因为 because of sb or sth
【例】I was absent from school on account of illness.
She retired early on account of ill health.
exceedingly 非常；极其；极度地；很 adv.
to an extreme degree;
【例】He is an exceedingly tedious fellow.
We found out that he was exceedingly fond of fishing.