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The Canterville Ghost
When Mr Hiram B Otis, the American ambassador, bought Canterville Chase, eveiy one told him it was a very foolish thing to do, as the place was haunted.
At eleven o’clock the family went to bed, and by half-past all the lights were out. Some time after, Mr Otis woke up because of a noise outside his room. It sounded like the clank of metal. He got up at once, struck a match, and looked at the time. It was exactly one o’clock. Mr Otis was quite calm. The strange noise continued, and with it he heard the sound of footsteps. He put on his slippers, took a small bottle out of his dressing case, and opened the door. Right in front of him he saw an old man. He looked terrible. His eyes were red; his hair was long and grey; his clothes were old-fashioned and dirty, and there were handcuffs and rusty chains on his wrists and ankles.
«My dear sir,» said Mr Otis, «those chains need oiling. Here take this small bottle of lubricant. I will leave it here for you and I will give you more if you need it.» With these words the ambassador put the bottle down on a marble table, and went back to bed, closing the door behind him.
Оскар Уайльд (1854-1900) был популярным ирландским поэтом, романистом и драматуристом. Его самые известные работы включают «Портрет Дориана Грея», «Как важно быть серьезным», а также некоторые прекрасные рассказы, такие как «Кантервильское привидение». Эта история об американском после и его семье, которые покупают дом, хотя местные жители предупреждают их, что в нем живут призраки. После нескольких инцидентов семья Отис начинает замечать Кантервильское привидение.
Когда мистер Хирам Б Отис, американский посол, купил Кентервилл Чейз, каждый говорил ему, что это очень глупо, поскольку место с привидениями.
В одиннадцать часов семья отправилась спать, и через полчаса все огни погасли. Некоторое время спустя г-н Отис проснулся из-за шума вне его комнаты. Это звучало как лязг металла. Он сразу встал, зажег спичку и посмотрел на время. Было ровно час. Мистер Отис был довольно спокоен. Странный шум продолжался, и с ним он услышал звук шагов. Он надел свои тапочки, вынул из футляра маленькую бутылочку и открыл дверь. Прямо перед ним он увидел старика. Он выглядел ужасно. Его глаза были красными; его волосы были длинными и седыми; его одежда была старомодной и грязной, а на его запястьях и лодыжках были наручники и ржавые цепи.
«Мой дорогой сэр, — сказал мистер Отис, — эти цепи нужно смазать. Возьмите эту маленькую бутылочку смазки, я оставлю ее здесь, и я дам еще, если вам понадобится». С этими словами посол положил бутылку на мраморный стол и вернулся в постель, закрыв за собой дверь.
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l There is a funeral at Canterville Chase. I I Virginia marries the Duke. I I Virginia keeps a secret. I I Mrs Umney travels in the last carriage. I I Lord Canterville gives the jewels to Virginia. I I Virginia becomes the Duchess of Cheshire. After Reading Discuss in pairs. • Do you think Sir Simon deserved his punishment? • How do you think the family feels now? • Why do you think the ghost told Virginia his secret? • Who do you tell your secrets to? Why? After Reading Discuss in pairs. • What do you think happened when Virginia was with the ghost? • Do you think the story has a happy ending? Why (not)? • Which part of the story did you like best? Why? 35 The Canterville Ghost Final Comprehension Quiz 1 Who wrote The Canterville Ghostl A Charles Dickens В Oscar Wilde C Lewis Carroll 2 Who left the house and did not want to come back? A The housekeepers В The cooks C The servants 3 What is Pinkerton’s Stain Remover? A a big white stick В a small black stick C a small pink stick 4 What was Augustus Dampier? A a reverend В a lord C a dowager 5 What animal did the Canterville Ghost try to change into? A a cat В a dog C a donkey 6 What did the Otis ghost have for a head? A a carrot В a cabbage C a turnip 7 What did the Canterville ghost slip on at the top of the stairs? A butter В oil C water 8 Where is the only place that the Canterville ghost can sleep? A The Garden of Life В The Garden of Death C The Garden of Marriage 9 What did the Canterville ghost give to Virginia? A a box of jewels В a box of gold C a box of money 10 How many years did Mrs Umney spend in the house? A thirty В forty C fifty Discuss in groups. • Which is your favourite character in The Canterville Ghostl Why? • Which character didn’t you like? Why? • Would you like to visit Canterville Chase? Why (not)? • Do you know anyone who has seen a ghost? • Tell the class. • Can you think of a different title for the story? Project • Imagine that the story takes place today. Write a modern story about the Canterville ghost. Think about: — what the ghost wears. — where the ghost lives. — what the ghost does. — how the ghost feels. — what the family wear. — what the family think about the ghost. — what tricks the twins can play on the ghost. — how Virginia can help the ghost. — how the ghost can go to sleep. • Tell the class your story about the modern ghost. 36 Irregular Verbs Past — Infinitive Past — Infinitive Past — Infinitive Past — Infinitive Past — Infinitive Past — Infinitive ate eat cried cry heard hear ran run slept sleep took take became become did do hid hide rode ride spent spend tore tear began begin fell fall kept keep said say spoke speak tried try blew blow felt feel knew know sat sit stood stand was be bought buy found find left leave saw see struck strike went go buried bury gave give lit light sent send thought think were be came come got get made make shone shine threw throw woke wake could can had have put put shook shake told tell wore wear Word List CHAPTER 1 appear /эрхэ’У (v) появляться believe /bilirv/ (v) верить, доверять foolish /fuilijy (adj) глупый frightened Ifrmi^nd/ (adj) испуганный honest /nnist/ (adj) честный, правдивый imagine /im^cfein/ (v) воображать, представлять library ЛшЬгэп/ (n) библиотека mistake /misteik/ (n) ошибка modern /moda^’n/ (adj) современный noise /noiz/ (n) шум servant /ssi’^v^nt/ (n) слуга shoulders KouldM (n pi) плечи skeleton /skelit^n/ (n) скелет strange /str^n^/ (adj) странный terrible /terib^l/ (adj) ужасный visit /vizit/ (v) посещать warning /woi^nio/ (n) предупреждение, предостережение Phrases dress for dinner (phr) нарядная, парадная одежда member of the family (phr) член семьи CHAPTER 2 disappear /disapiaV (v) исчезнуть enjoy lind^oij (v) обожать faint /Гщ.п1/ (v) бессознательный, обморочный fair-haired /f^’‘h^*‘d/ (adj) светловолосый flash /flaejy (n) вспышка handsome /haenssm/ (adj) симпатичный, красивый haunt /ho:nt/ (v) являться (о привидении, призраке) housekeeper /hayski:p97 (n) домработница lightning /1ш1ппз/ (n) молния murder /тз:^Ьэ7 (v) убивать remover /rimu:v97 (n) состав для удаления (пятновыводитель) rub /глЬ/ (v) тереть stain IstoinJ (n) пятно stained glass /st^nd g\xsl (adj) витраж wages /weichiz/ (n) заработная плата Phrases crash of thunder (phr) раскат грома in good health (phr) в добром здравии play tricks (phr) подшучивать right now (phr) сейчас же, прямо сейчас CHAPTER 3 actor /«kt37 (n) актер actress /aektrss/ (n) актриса ankle /жрк^!/ (n) лодыжка calm /кщт/ (adj) спокойный chains /tf^nz/ (n pi) цепи continue /kantmju:/ (v) продолжать cool /ku:!/ (adj) прохладный footsteps /futsteps/ (n pi) шаги interested /mtrestid/ (adj) заинтересованный light supper /lait SApsV (n) полдник, легкий ужин lock /1рк/ (v) закрывать (дверь) mention /menj^n/ (v) упоминать storm /stoiW (n) буря 37 torn Дэ:^п/ (adj) порванный, разорванный worried AvAnd/ (adj) обеспокоенный, озадаченный wrist /rist/ (n) запястье Phrases clank of metal (phr) лязг CHAPTER 4 diary /daisri/ (n) дневник famous /f^mas/ (adj) известный, знаменитый perfect /p3:Tikt/ (adj) отличный, превосходный pick up /рхклр/ (v) подбирать pillow /pilou/ (n) подушка plan /р1жп/ (v) планировать proud /praud/ (adj) гордый, довольный собой revenge /rivenc^ (n) месть rude /ru:d/ (adj) грубый shocked /Jnkt/ (adj) шокированный throw (threw) /0гои/ (v) бросать upset /Apset/ (adj) разочарованный, несчастный whisper /’^wispoV (v) шептать Phrases blow out a candle (phr) задувать свечу feel insulted (phr) быть оскорбленным stand still (phr) стоять неподвижно CHAPTER 5 funny /fAni/ (adj) смешной guess /ges/ (v) угадывать hold back (held) /hould Ьжк/ (v) удерживать, сдерживать pellet /pelit/ (n) шарик (из бумаги) polite /palait/ (adj) вежливый suit of armour /suit sv д;»тэ7 (n) доспехи Phrasal Verbs shoot at (shot) (phr v) стрелять, обстреливать CHAPTER 6 bald IboildJ (adj) лысый brave /breiv/ (adj) смелый horrible /hprib^l/ (adj) ужасный kitchen brush /kitfin hr^l (n) швабра 38 race /reis/ (v) мчаться, нестись scare /skea^/ (v) напугать shake (shook) fek/ (v) трясти shine (shone) //щп/ (v) сиять, сверкать sign /sain/ (n) табличка, знак, вывеска strike /straik/ (v) бить (о часах) trick ItnkI (v) обмануть, провести true ItmJ (adj) настоящий, реальный turnip /tai^nip/ (n) репа wrap /гаер/ (v) обертывать CHAPTER 7 bucket /bAkit/ (n) ведро cold /kould/ (n) простуда decide /disaid/ (v) решать, принимать решение evil /iiv^V (adj) злой furniture /fe»‘nitj37 (n) мебель hurt /hx^tl (v) причинять боль jump /dsAmp/ (v) прыгать nervous InrJwQsl (adj) нервный nutshells /nAtJelz/ (n) ореховая скорлупа splash /spl^f/ (v) брызгать, выплескивать string /strip/ (n) нить tie /tm/ (v) завязывать Phrasal Verbs slip on (phr v) скользить trip over (phr v) споткнуться CHAPTER 8 difficult /difikslt/ (adj) трудный dishonest /dispnist/ (adj) лживый, нечестный fence /fens/ (n) забор problem /prpbbm/ (n) проблема tear (tore) /Ш7 (v) рвать Phrases no one else’s business (phr) личное дело starve to death (phr) уморить голодом CHAPTER 9 angel /eincfe^l/ (n) ангел hang (hung) /hsep/ (v) вешать jewels /dsuialz/ (n pi) драгоценности jug /dsAg/ (n) кувшин secret /skknt/ (n) секрет Phrasal Verbs reach out (phr v) достигать Phrases pile of dust (phr) горка пыли rest of the family (phr) оставшиеся из семьи CHAPTER 10 bury /beri/ (v) погребать, хоронить churchyard /tJsi^’tOai^d/ (n) кладбище coffin /kofin/ (n) гроб funeral /5и:пэгэ1/ (n) похороны funeral carriage /1]и:пэгэ1 ksrids/ (n) катафалк honeymoon /Ьлтти:п/ (n) медовый месяц keep (kept) /ккр/ (v) хранить torch /tftf/ (n) факел Phrases worth a lot (phr) стоить много 39 Script and General Stage Directions The narrator’s part can be divided between two or more students, if the teacher prefers. The narrator(s) should be dressed in black, so as not to stand out too much during the play. The narrator(s) should always stand on the left or right of the stage, in such a way that they do not interfere with the action or obstruct the view of the audience. Characters: Ghost Mr Otis Mrs Otis Washington Virginia Twins Mrs Umney Lord Canterville Duke Narrator(s): At least one student, dressed in black. Scene 1 Parti SONG: A Haunted House 40 CHORUS: Something’s strange at Canterville Something’s not quite right With shadows moving on the walls And noises in the night Never buy a haunted house That’s the golden rule If you buy a haunted house You must be a fool People live at Canterville But not for very long It only takes one ghostly laugh To show them something’s wrong REPEAT CHORUS v V Narrator: When the American Minister, Mr Hiram В Otis, bought Canterville Chase, everyone told him that he was very foolish. Even Lord Canterville, who wanted to sell the house, tried to tell Mr Otis that it was a mistake to buy it. Lord Canterville: I must be honest with you, Mr Otis. There is something very strange about this house. My family and I don’t stay here very often. Scene 1 Part 2 Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: Mr Otis: Lord Canterville: But what is so strange about the place? There is a ghost here. It visits anyone who lives or stays here. Are you sure? Oh yes. My poor old aunt, the Dowager Duchess of Bolton, once felt two hands on her shoulders as she dressed for dinner. Two hands? Yes. The hands were cold and hard, like the hands of a skeleton. My poor aunt was very frightened. She became ill, and she never really got better. Did anyone else see the ghost? The Reverend Augustus Dampier also saw it. Dampier went to Cambridge University, you know. He’s very clever, and not the kind of man who imagines things. No, of course not. We are afraid to stay in this house. We hear strange noises in the halls and in the library at night. I’m not afraid. I want to take the house and the ghost. You are a brave man. I come from a modern country, where we have everything that money can buy. There is nothing in Europe that we don’t have in America, and there are no ghosts in America, you know! I’m afraid that the ghost is real. It is more than three hundred years old. I don’t believe in ghosts. There is no such thing! I hope you are happy in the house, but you must remember that I warned you, and you did not listen to me. ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> Narrator: Mrs Umney: Mr Otis bought Canterville Chase, and a few weeks later, he moved into the house with his family. Welcome to Canterville Chase. I have tea ready for you. 41 Mrs Otis: Oh dear! There’s a mark on the floor. Mrs Umney: Yes, madam. That is blood. Mrs Otis: How horrible! I don’t want blood on my floors! Mrs Umney: That is the blood of Lady Eleanore de Canterville. Her husband, Sir Simon de Canterville, murdered her there in 1575. Sir Simon disappeared suddenly nine years later. No one ever found his body, but his ghost haunts this house. No one can clean the blood from the floor. Washington: That’s silly! I can clean it up right now with Pinkerton’s Stain Remover! You see? Mr Otis: What terrible weather they have in this country! Virginia: Look at Mrs Umney! Mrs Otis: My dear Hiram! What can we do with a woman who faints? Mr Otis: We can take money from her wages every time she faints! Mrs Umney: You must not make the ghost angry, sir. Terrible things happen in this house. Mrs Otis: Ghosts! Ha! Mr Otis: We don’t believe in ghosts. Mrs Otis: But we would like some tea. ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> SONG: I Don*t Believe in Ghosts You can tell me stories Of ghosts who walk the halls But I will only laugh at them For I’m not scared at all CHORUS: I simply don’t believe in ghosts And really, nor should you! How can something scare you When you know that it’s not true? Spiders give me nightmares And snakes can make me scream But ghosts can never scare me For they’re no more than a dream REPEAT CHORUS ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> 42 Scene 2 Parti Narrator: Washington: Mr Otis: Washington: Mr Otis: Washington: Mr Otis: Twins: Ghost: The Otis family didn’t believe in ghosts, but the ghost was determined to change their minds. Father, every morning, when I come down for breakfast, the stain is on the library floor again. The stain? Yes, the blood stain. I clean it every day, and every night it comes back. Never mind, son. It’s just dirt. Good night. Good night, father. My dear sir, your chains are making a terrible noise. You really must oil them. This is a bottle of Tammany Rising Sun Lubricator. It’s just what you need. Take that, you silly ghost! This is terrible! People should not treat ghosts in this way! They should shake and scream. They should run and hide. They should leave Canterville Chase and never come back! Why aren’t they afraid? «*♦ «*♦ ♦** ♦** *^ ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ^4 The ghost was very upset. He stayed in his room and didn’t come out, except to make a new blood stain in the library each night. But one night, there was a terrible storm. A storm! Tonight is the night! It is time to frighten those stupid Americans! First, I must frighten that boy who keeps cleaning up the blood stain! Aaaaagh! What’s that? After a while, the ghost felt brave again. He decided to go and talk to the other ghost. Two ghosts are better than one. We can frighten the family together. When the sun came up, the ghost went back to the hall outside Washington’s bedroom. The other ghost was there, but now it looked different. It’s not very frightening at all. Oh! What does this say? “THE OTIS GHOST. THE ONLY TRUE GHOST!” Those foolish Americans tricked me! How can I make them sorry for this? ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> 4> ♦> ♦> ♦> The twins played terrible tricks on the ghost. They made him upset and nervous. have to appear in the hall at night. I have to make strange and terrible noises. It’s my job, and I must do it. BOO!! AGH! Horrible children! Silly ghost! The ghost was so frightened of the twins that he became quite ill. He spent most of his time in his room and often stayed in bed. ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> SONG: Enough Is Enough Those nasty twins are after me It’s just not fair, why can’t they see? I’m big and bad, I’m mean and cruel But they just treat me like a fool CHORUS: Enough is enough, I can’t work here They only laugh, they feel no fear What can I do if I can’t scare? Why don’t these people seem to care? Before they came I had it made The Cantervilles were so afraid But now these people laugh at me I’m just as sad as I can be REPEAT CHORUS ♦> ♦> ♦> Scene 4 Narrator: Virginia: Duke: Virginia: Ghost: Virginia: Ghost: Virginia: The young Duke of Cheshire was in love with Virginia and wanted to marry her one day. I want to change my clothes before we go horse riding again! Of course! Oh, ghost. You look sad! Don’t worry — my brothers are going back to school tomorrow. You must be good until then. How can I be good? It is my job to walk in the hall, to make a noise with my chains and to frighten people. Mrs Umney told us that you killed your wife. Is that true? Yes, it is true. But it was a family problem, and it’s no one else’s business. It’s wrong to kill people. You don’t understand. My wife was a terrible woman. And her brothers starved me to death! That was unkind, even though I did kill her. They starved you to death? Oh, poor ghost. Are you hungry? I’ve got a sandwich in my bag. No, thank you. I never eat or sleep, but you are very kind. You are not like the rest of your rude, dishonest family. My family are not rude or dishonest! You are dishonest! I know you took all the paints from my paint box to make the stain in the library! 45 SONG: Let fAe Help You Scene 5 Parti Scene 5 Part2 46 Ghost: Well, what could 1 do? It is so difficult to get real blood these days. Oh! Virginia: Oh, don’t cry! Why are you sad? Ghost: 1 want to sleep — but 1 need you to help me. Virginia: How can 1 help you? Ghost: You can help me get to the Garden of Death. You can ask the Angel of Death to let me sleep forever. Virginia: 1 am not afraid. Let me help you. ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> We all need someone to care When times are bad or life’s unfair When you don’t know what to do You know that I am here for you CHORUS: Let me help you, don’t be sad Nothins^s really quite that bad All you needed was a friend And now your pain is at an end Hold my hand and come with me 1 can help you to be free All your sorrow’s in the past And you can go to sleep at last REPEAT CHORUS Narrator: The Otis family couldn’t find Virginia, and they were very worried. Then, at midnight, they heard a strange noise in the hall. Mrs Otis: It’s Virginia! Thank goodness! Mr Otis: Where were you? Virginia: 1 was with the ghost. He gave me these jewels. Mrs Otis: Oh, my dear! We were all so worried! Virginia: You must come with me. 1 have something to show you. ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> Mr Otis; Twins: Virginia: My word! It’s a secret room! Look! A skeleton! This is Sir Simon. He was a bad man, but in the end he was very sorry. His wife’s brothers kept him here until he died. SONG: Secrets Duke: Look how his hand is reaching out for food and water. The jug and plate were too far away for him to reach. Mr Otis: Now we know the ghost’s secret. What a terrible story! Virginia: His sadness is over. Now he can sleep. Duke: You are an angel. ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> Secrets are like treasure Precious things to hide Do you tell your secrets Or keep them all inside? CHORUS: We all have our secrets The thinss we never say We keep them all inside us Each and every day Secrets can be painful They make sadness grow Sometimes we need to share them To let our sadness go REPEAT CHORUS ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> Narrator: Four days later, there was a funeral at Canterville Chase. Lord Canterville came from Wales. Lord Canterville Mr Otis: Well, well! The Canterville ghost is gone. These jewels belong to your family. They are worth a lot of money, and you must take them. Lord Canterville: No, no. These jewels are Virginia’s. Sir Simon wanted her to have them, and she must keep them. Virginia: Thank you. Lord Canterville. Duke: You can wear the jewels when we get married, Virginia. What do you say? Virginia: Oh, Cecil! I’d love to! Narrator: So Virginia became the Duchess of Cheshire. The Duke and Duchess loved each other very much, and they lived happily ever after at Canterville Chase. ♦> ♦> ♦> ♦> 47 SONG: A Happy Ending Sir Simon is at peace now His story’s at an end He told the world his secret And found a loving friend CHORUS: This is a happy ending The story turned out right The past is all forgotten The future’s looking bright Canterville is peaceful A happy place to be The house is full of laughter And a happy family REPEAT CHORUS ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ A A A A A A A 48