Robert: Well, we've given them a memorial in London and a memorial here.
George Murray: I prefer memorials to funerals. They're less dispiriting.
Robert: We could hardly have held a funeral without the bodies.
I gather they're putting up a stone to mark those whose bodies were never found.
George Murray: In fact, I hear the Canadians are making quite a thing of the Titanic cemetery.
I'm surprised at the number they found. You'd think the sea would have taken more of them.
Robert: So, Murray, what have you to tell me about the lucky Mr Crawley?
George Murray: Nothing too terrible, I hope.
[ Scene: Murray chuckles.]
[ 情景： Murray轻声地笑了笑。]
George Murray: I've only made a few inquiries but, no, there's not much to alarm you.
Matthew Crawley is a solicitor, based in Manchester.
George Murray: His special field is company law. His mother is alive and he lives with her.
His father, obviously, is not. He was a doctor.
Robert: I know. It does seem odd that my third cousin should be a doctor.
George Murray: There are worse professions.
1. prefer...to... 选择某事物（而不选择他事物）; 更喜欢某事物
例句： He prefers coffee to tea.
I prefer walking to cycling.
3. put up
讲解： 柯林斯词典中解释到：If people put up a wall, building, tent, or other structure, they construct it so that it is upright. 翻译为：建造，搭建。
例句： Protesters have been putting up barricades across a number of major intersections.
He was putting up a new fence at his home.
5. be surprised at：对......感到惊讶，因......感到惊讶
例句： This lady was genuinely surprised at what happened to her pet.
He was apparently much surprised at the news.