PART THREE - A YOUNG WOMAN AT THORNFIELD
Mr. Rochester's Secrets
After a little time at Thornfield, I knew that Mr. Rochester and I were becoming friends. He was beginning to trust and like me. Many times, when we walked in the garden or sat by a fire in the evening, he told me strange stories of his life and adventures. One day he said to me, "Jane, it is strange that I tell you my secrets, but I know you will never tell anyone else. I know, also, that my stories can't have a bad effect on you. Your mind and heart are too strong and good for that."
I felt proud and happy that Mr. Rochester trusted and liked me so much. I thought about him a lot of the time. I was aware of his faults, but I also saw his kindness and goodness to me. From then on, my happiest times at Thornfield Hall were when I was with him. I could not imagine a more wonderful friend.
One night I woke up and heard a soft noise. I thought that someone was standing outside my bedroom. I got out of bed and said, "who is there?" Suddenly I heard a strange cry.It sounded like an animal.Then I heard a door close loudly on the top floor, where Grace Poole stayed. "Did she make the noise?" I wondered. I opened the door and saw that the hall was full of smoke! The door of Mr. Rochester's room was open, and I saw the smoke was coming from there! Immediately, I forgot my own danger and ran into his room. He was sleeping in his bed, with fire and smoke all around him. Even the bed was on fire!
have a bad effect on…… 对……有坏影响，effect前还可以加其他限定词，如no, a good
aware of…… 知道(察觉到,意识到)