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A three-eyed tour guide met the class in the huge lobby of Monsters, Inc. Serious-looking monsters of every size and description hurried past the group. Mike was impressed. He knew they were all part of the important process of gathering1 screams and turning them into power for the city of Monstropolis.
"Stay close together. We're entering a very dangerous area," the guide warned. He led the students into a long, dimly lit factory room and announced, "Welcome to the scare floor!"
"Whoa!" the kids cried. Mike, at the back of the group, strained for a glimpse of the room. He was so small that he couldn't see over his classmates' shoulders.
"This is where we collect the scream energy to power our whole world," the guide explained. "Can anyone tell me whose job it is to get that scream?"
The kids yelled at the same time, "Scarers!"
"That's right!" The tour guide smiled. "Which one of you can give me the scariest roar?"
A voice came from the back of the group. "Ooh! Ooh! Sir! Right here, little green guy at two o'clock," Mike called.
The other kids shouted, too. "Me! Me!" Some even began to roar.
Mike tried harder. "Hey, guys, watch this one!" But another kid roared before Mike got a chance. And then a giant roar came from the back of the room. It was Mike! The whole group turned and stared. Mike felt pretty pleased with himself, until he realized that the class actually was staring at a group of huge Scarers approaching behind him.
The Scarers strode past the kids with cool confidence. One of them, a tall blue monster wearing a cap with the letters "MU" on it, turned to them. "Oh, hey there, kids! On tour with your school?"
"Yeah!" the kids cheered.
"Yes," Mrs. Graves said, smiling, "we're here to learn about scream energy and what it takes to be a Scarer!"
"You are?" the Scarer replied. "Well, hey, you're in luck. I just happen to be a Scarer! I learned everything I know from my school, Monsters University. Good old MU," the Scarer said. "It's the best scaring school there is."
Another Scarer, wearing a Fear Tech hat, snuck up behind the first one and snatched his MU cap. "You wish," the second one said, chuckling2. "Fear Tech's the best."
The MU Scarer laughed and took his hat back. "Okay," he said to the class, "you guys tell me which school's the best." He pointed3 to his hat and grinned, whispering, "MU is!"
While more workers streamed onto the scare floor, the tour guide ushered4 the excited kids to a viewing area. As Mike studied his surroundings, he accidentally stepped over a yellow line on the floor. "Oops, stop right there," the tour guide warned him. "Don't cross that safety line." Everyone knew that human children were toxic5 and dangerous, so it was important to stay a safe distance away.
Mike quickly stepped back just as a row of doors was wheeled onto the floor. Again, all his classmates rushed forward, blocking his view. "Whoa, hey!" Mike protested as he was pushed and elbowed to the rear of the crowd. "Watch the eye!"
Desperate to see, Mike jumped up and down. Finally, he peeked6 through a sea of legs and glimpsed a door being placed into a door station. The light above the door turned red, which meant that a direct link had been created to the human world. When a Scarer stepped through this door, he'd be entering the human world through a child's closet door. Mike watched the Scarer, who was crouched7 and snarling8. Mike figured he was warming up.
"Look, he's gonna do a real scare!" a kid in front yelled just before Mike's view was completely blocked. He tried to nudge his way forward, but one of the bigger kids pushed him back. "Out of the way, Wazowski," the kid said. "You don't belong on a scare floor." But Mike didn't believe that for a second, and he wasn't about to give up.
Mrs. Graves was trying to keep her excited students from misbehaving. "Brian," she said sharply, "do not step over the line."
Brian looked up at her and whined9, "But, Mrs. Graves, Michael went over the line." Mrs. Graves looked around and was shocked to see Mike crouched behind the Scarer at the door.
"Michael!" she yelled as the Scarer opened the door to the human world and crept inside. Then, to everyone's surprise, Mike slipped into the human world right behind the Scarer!


1 gathering ChmxZ     
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
2 chuckling e8dcb29f754603afc12d2f97771139ab     
轻声地笑( chuckle的现在分词 )
  • I could hear him chuckling to himself as he read his book. 他看书时,我能听见他的轻声发笑。
  • He couldn't help chuckling aloud. 他忍不住的笑了出来。 来自汉英文学 - 骆驼祥子
3 pointed Il8zB4     
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
4 ushered d337b3442ea0cc4312a5950ae8911282     
v.引,领,陪同( usher的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The secretary ushered me into his office. 秘书把我领进他的办公室。
  • A round of parties ushered in the New Year. 一系列的晚会迎来了新年。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 toxic inSwc     
  • The factory had accidentally released a quantity of toxic waste into the sea.这家工厂意外泄漏大量有毒废物到海中。
  • There is a risk that toxic chemicals might be blasted into the atmosphere.爆炸后有毒化学物质可能会进入大气层。
6 peeked c7b2fdc08abef3a4f4992d9023ed9bb8     
v.很快地看( peek的过去式和过去分词 );偷看;窥视;微露出
  • She peeked over the top of her menu. 她从菜单上往外偷看。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • On two occasions she had peeked at him through a crack in the wall. 她曾两次透过墙缝窥视他。 来自辞典例句
7 crouched 62634c7e8c15b8a61068e36aaed563ab     
v.屈膝,蹲伏( crouch的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He crouched down beside her. 他在她的旁边蹲了下来。
  • The lion crouched ready to pounce. 狮子蹲下身,准备猛扑。
8 snarling 1ea03906cb8fd0b67677727f3cfd3ca5     
v.(指狗)吠,嗥叫, (人)咆哮( snarl的现在分词 );咆哮着说,厉声地说
  • "I didn't marry you," he said, in a snarling tone. “我没有娶你,"他咆哮着说。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • So he got into the shoes snarling. 于是,汤姆一边大喊大叫,一边穿上了那双鞋。 来自英汉文学 - 汤姆历险
9 whined cb507de8567f4d63145f632630148984     
v.哀号( whine的过去式和过去分词 );哀诉,诉怨
  • The dog whined at the door, asking to be let out. 狗在门前嚎叫着要出去。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • He whined and pouted when he did not get what he wanted. 他要是没得到想要的东西就会发牢骚、撅嘴。 来自辞典例句
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