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2 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Part Three ENTER

3 BTLEW Text Appreciation Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor I. Text AnalysisText Analysis 1. General AnalysisGeneral Analysis 2. StructureStructure 3. Further DiscussionFurther Discussion II. Sentence ParaphraseSentence Paraphrase

4 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Plot of the storyPlot Setting of the storySetting Protagonists of the storyProtagonists I.Text Analysis Have you got the key elements in the story? For reference To be continued on the next page.

5 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Plot: Ausable appears helpless, but he gets rid of his deadly enemy without lifting a finger. Setting: a French hotel room Protagonists: Ausable, Fowler, Max and a waiter I.Text Analysis For reference. The end of General Analysis.

6 BTLEW Part 1 (paras. ) about: Part 2 (paras. ) about: Part 3 (paras. ) about: Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor I.Text Analysis Structure of the text 1—5 6—16 17—26 Who Ausable is. & why Fowler wants to see him. The unexpected visit of Ausable’s adversary Max. How Ausable outwits Max and makes him jump on the “balcony”. The end of Structure.

7 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Questions: … come to me in the next-to-last step of its journey into official hands. (para. 5) What is meant by this sentence? Where would this important paper probably go from Ausable? I am going to raise the devil with the management this time; … (para. 11) What does the word “management” refer to here? I.Text Analysis Further discussion about the story To be continued on the next page.

8 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Stage 1: Text Glimpse What was Fowler’s first impression of Ausable? How did Fowler get his first thrilling experience of the day? How did Ausable deal with the situation? How did Ausable finally outwit Max? I.Text Analysis Further discussion about the story To be continued on the next page.

9 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Stage 2: Making character sketches: physical appearance; how the person acts, talks, thinks and deals with persons. I.Text Analysis Further discussion about the story To be continued on the next page.

10 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Stage 3: Group Activities Retell the text in your own words. Find words and phrases that can sum up your impressions of Ausable. Try to turn the passage into a little play and act it out. I.Text Analysis Further discussion about the story The end of Text Analysis.

11 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 1 Ausable was, for one thing, fat… Though he spoke French and German passably, he had never altogether lost the New England accent he had brought to Paris from Boston twenty years ago. (para. 2) Ausable was, for one reason, fat… His French and German were not very good, but acceptable. Although he had been in Paris for twenty years, he never lost the American accent. go to 2 for one reason (why Fowler was disappointed)

12 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 2 Ausable said wheezily… (para. 3) Ausable was so fat that he had difficulty breathing. go to 3

13 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 3 … a sloppy fat man who, instead of having messages slipped into his hand by dark-eyed beauties, gets only an ordinary telephone call making an appointment in his room. (para. 4) … an untidy fat man just has an ordinary phone call agreeing to meet somebody later in his room. There are no other imagined things as a beautiful lady with dark eyes putting a slip of message secretly into his hand. put into one’s hand quietly, secretly and quickly go to 4 (old-fashioned) women who are very beautiful More Examples To be continued on the next page.

14 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase Examples: He slipped some money into the official’s hand. She slipped a piece of paper under the door. We won’t let him slip through our fingers. back to 3

15 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 4 The fat man chuckled to himself as he unlocked the door of his room and stood as aside to let his frustrated guest enter. (para. 4) when; while the opposite of the action “to lock” feeling discouraged or dissatisfied go to 5 The fat man laughed to himself when he opened the door of his room and gave way to his dissatisfied guest. The “ed” –adjective is used as attribute in this sentence.

16 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 5 You are disillusioned. (para. 5) You are disappointed because what you believe in has turned out to be wrong. go to 6 The “ed” –adjective is used as predicative in this sentence.

17 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 6 Before long you will see a paper, a quite important paper for which several men and women have risked their lives, come to me in the next-to-last step of its journey into official hands. (para. 5) an official document; a report Soon you will see a document/a report come to me. Several people took chances in order to get it. When I receive the paper, I will place it in the hands of the proper authorities. By then I will have fulfilled my mission. In this attributive clause the relative pronoun “which” is the object of the preposition “for” rather than of the verb in the clause. go to 7

18 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 7 For halfway across the room, a small automatic pistol in his hand, stood a man. (para. 6) In the middle of the room, there was a man with a small automatic pistol in his hand. go to 8

19 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 8 … you gave me quite a start. (para. 8) You frightened me. / You surprised me. go to 9

20 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 9 I’m going to raise the devil with the management this time. (para. 11) He was making up a story, which turned out to be a trap for Max. To make Max swallow this bait, Ausable pretended to be angry with the management and explained to Fowler (not to Max) why he was going to complain to the management about the balcony. go to 10 the people in charge of the hotel rather than the act of operating the hotel

21 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 10 It might have saved me some trouble had I known about it. (para. 12) If I had known about it, I would not have spent so much effort. subjunctive mood go to 11 More Examples To be continued on the next page.

22 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase Examples: Had she taken that train, she might have been killed, too. Had I met him, I would have recognized him. She would not have died had she had some money. back to 10

23 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 11 I wish I knew how you learned about the report, … (para. 15) I want to know how you succeeded in finding out the report, but I have no idea. subjunctive mood go to 12 More Examples To be continued on the next page.

24 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase Examples: I wish I knew. I wish I could. I wish I were 20 years younger. I wish I were you. I wish he were still alive. back to 11

25 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase 12 Keeping his body twisted so that his gun still covered the fat man and his guest, … (para. 22) He twisted his body in order to point his gun right at the fat man and his guest. The “ed” –adjective is used as object complement in this sentence. More Examples To be continued on the next page.

26 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor II. Sentence Paraphrase Examples of different meanings of “cover”: I’ll blow up that bridge. You cover me. The enemy guns covered the whole city. It was no longer safe to stay. back to 12 The end of Sentence Paraphrase.

27 BTLEW Lesson 11 - The Midnight Visitor Part Three This is the end of Part Three. Please click HOME to visit other parts. HOME


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