Kathy and Evan, soaking wet, finally find the old wooden hut in the woods.
K:Oh, Evan! I'm sorry. You're soaked to the skin.
E:So are you. We're lucky to find this old hut even as run-down as it is.
K:It's leaking like mad, but it's better than nothing.
E:Uh-oh! Did you see that?
K:How could I miss it? That bolt of lightning must have hit very near here.
(A huge crash of thunder follows.)
K:Aah! Oh, Evan, that was so close! I'm afraid.
E:Don't worry, Kathy. We'll be fine here. (Another flash.) The storm must be coming our way.
(Another huge crash of thunder, followed by another bolt of lightning and a falling tree.)
K:Oh! Evan, we'll get killed here! What can we do?
E:Stay calm, Kathy. These storms last only a few minutes.
K:I'll never take another dark cloud for granted.
E:I guess Mother Nature has taught you a lesson today.
K:I'll say! The next time I see clouds like these, I'll run for shelter.
1. shelter 庇护，保护(不。]一数);庇护所，上l文容所(日丁数)
nun for shelter跑去寻找庇护
例:we took shelter In a cave until the storm died down.
2. soaking wet全身湿透的
例:Pamela fell into the },ond and came out soaking wet.
3. be soaked to the skin全身湿透的
=be soaking wet
4. run-down 破旧的
例:Jerry lives in an a},antment in the nun-down building.
5 . leak 漏水
例:The pipe is leaking;we should call a plumben.
6. like mad疯狂地，拼命地
例:We did our homework like mad because we wanted to go out to ,lay after-wands.
7. It' s better than nothing.总比没有的好。
例:A:This a},antment is y-ettv small.
B:It's better than nothing.
8. a bolt of lightning一道闪电
a crash of thunde:一声响雷