The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO PART 1 CHAPTER 5 Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO PART 1 CHAPTER 5 The Tree of Human Invention It might be about seven o clock in the evening. The wind was now diminishing--a sign however of a violent recurrence impending. The child was on the table-land at the extreme south point of Portland. Portland is a peninsula but the child did not know what a peninsula is and was ignorant even of the name of Portland. He knew but one thing which is that one can walk until one drops down. An idea is a guide he had no idea. They had brought him there and left him there. They and there--these two enigmas represented his doom. They were humankind. There was the universe. For him in all creation there was absolutely no other basis to rest on but the little piece of ground where he placed his heel ground hard and cold to his naked feet. In the great twilight world open on all sides what was there for the child Nothing. He walked towards this Nothing. Around him was the vastness of human desertion. He crossed the first plateau diagonally then a second then a third. At the extremity of each plateau the child came upon a break in the ground. The slope was sometimes steep but always short the high bare plains of Portland resemble great flagstones overlapping each other. The south side seems to enter under the protruding slab the north side rises over the next one these made ascents which the child stepped over nimbly. From time to time he stopped and seemed to hold counsel with himself. The night was becoming very dark. His radius of sight was contracting. He now only saw a few steps before him. All of a sudden he stopped listened for an instant and with an almost imperceptible nod of satisfaction turned quickly and directed his steps towards an eminence of moderate height which he dimly perceived on his right at the point of the plain nearest the cliff. There was on the eminence a shape which in the mist looked like a tree. The child had just heard a noise in this direction which was the noise neither