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Weeks passed, and soon it was January and the start of a new semester. Back in class, Mike fidgeted in his seat as Professor Brandywine lectured about scream-can designs. This was Mike's new major. He stared out the window at the School of Scaring in the distance and wondered how it had all gone so wrong.
"Some say a career as a Scream Can Designer is boring, unchallenging, a waste of a monster's potential ..." Professor Brandywine droned on in a toneless voice. Mike couldn't have agreed more.
Across the classroom, Sulley sat and glared at Mike. In Sulley's mind, things at MU had been perfect until Mike Wazowski ruined it all.
When the class finally ended, Mike dejectedly headed back to his dorm. Sulley, still glaring furiously, followed Mike across most of the campus. He was seething1, and he wanted Mike to know it.
But Mike paid no attention to Sulley. He was too sad. He went straight to his dorm room and stared at his MU hat. He was heartbroken. He picked up his scream-can design textbook and sighed. Then he hurled2 it against the wall. As the book hit, it knocked down his calendar ... revealing the Greek Scare Games f lyer Mike had tacked3 to the wall on the f irst day of school.
Mike moved closer, staring at the f lyer. Slowly, a smile grew across his face. He tore the paper of f the wall and ran to the door. Opening it, he found Sulley standing4 there, still glaring. "Out of my way!" Mike shouted, and rushed down the hall.
Mike tore out of the building and ran toward Fraternity Row. A crowd of fraternity and sorority monsters f illed the area, facing a large outdoor stage.
Mike watched the Greek Council president stand up and address the crowd. "Welcome to this year's Greek Scare Games kickoff!" she said. Everyone cheered, yelling support for the fraternities and sororities that were competing. Then the council president continued. "We have a special guest. The founder5 of the Games, Dean Hardscrabble!"
The crowd cheered once again as Dean Hardscrabble stepped to the podium. "Good afternoon," she said in a low growl6. "As a student, I created these games as a friendly competition. But be prepared: to take home the trophy7, you must be the most fearsome monsters on campus!" After another round of cheers, she ended with a faint smile. "Good luck, and may the best monsters win!" The president smiled and announced, "All right, everybody! Sign-ups for the Scare Games are of f icially —"
But before she could say "closed," Mike shouted from the crowd, "WAIT! I'm signing up!"
Dean Hardscrabble's eyes narrowed as Mike pushed through the crowd. "You have to be in a fraternity to compete," the council president reminded Mike.
Mike turned and desperately8 scanned the crowd. Finally, he pointed9 to the only fraternity he thought might let him join. "Behold10! The next winning fraternity of the Scare Games," he said grandly, "the brothers, my brothers, of Oozma Kappa!"
The crowd turned to see the Oozma Kappa members, who looked almost as shocked as everyone else. The oddball group stood proudly, though: a balding, middle-aged11 monster; a scrawny two-headed, four-armed monster; a rosy-cheeked blob with a multitude of  eyes; and a shy, shaggy-haired monster. "Hi," the blobby kid said awkwardly. The balloon he was holding suddenly def lated, and the crowd howled with laughter.
Dean Hardscrabble approached Mike. "Mr. Wazowski," she said sternly, "what are you doing?"
"You just said the winners are the most fearsome monsters on campus," Mike replied. "If I win, it means you kicked out the best Scarer in the whole school."
"That won't happen," Dean Hardscrabble said f latly.
"Then how about a little wager12?" Mike said. A murmur13 of shock rose from the crowd. Was a student actually challenging her to a bet? Dean Hardscrabble shot him a predatory look. For a moment, Mike felt like she was going to splash soy sauce on him and eat him like an egg roll. But he stood his ground. "If I win, you let me back in the Scaring Program."
"And what would that prove?" she snarled14.
Mike replied, "That you were wrong."
Dean Hardscrabble thought for a moment as she reappraised the little green monster standing in front of her. "Very well," she said finally. "If you win, I will let your entire team into the Scaring Program. But if you lose, you will pack up your things and leave Monsters University."
"Deal," Mike said.
"Now all you need to do is find enough members to compete," Dean Hardscrabble said.
Mike looked at his little group and didn't see that he had a problem. He turned to the Greek Council president and asked, "What? We need six guys, right?"
"We count bodies, not heads," the president said, pointing to the two-headed monster. "That dude counts as one."
Dean Hardscrabble smiled as she watched Mike's panicked reaction. "Anyone else want to join our team?" Mike asked the crowd. "Anyone at all?"
Suddenly, Mike spotted15 his roommate in the crowd. "Randy! Randy, thank goodness, I need you on my team!"
"Oh, sorry, Mike," Randy said. "I'm already on a team." Randy walked over to Johnny, and Mike saw that he was wearing a ROR jacket.
"Boggs!" Johnny turned to Randy with a chuckle16. "Do the trick!" With a pained smile, Randy made himself disappear. The RORs burst out laughing.
Mike was desperate. He jumped on top of a nearby parked car and shouted, "Please, anybody! I need one more monster. Just one more!"
But no one answered.


1 seething e6f773e71251620fed3d8d4245606fcf     
  • The stadium was a seething cauldron of emotion. 体育场内群情沸腾。
  • The meeting hall was seething at once. 会场上顿时沸腾起来了。
2 hurled 16e3a6ba35b6465e1376a4335ae25cd2     
v.猛投,用力掷( hurl的过去式和过去分词 );大声叫骂
  • He hurled a brick through the window. 他往窗户里扔了块砖。
  • The strong wind hurled down bits of the roof. 大风把屋顶的瓦片刮了下来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 tacked d6b486b3f9966de864e3b4d2aa518abc     
用平头钉钉( tack的过去式和过去分词 ); 附加,增补; 帆船抢风行驶,用粗线脚缝
  • He tacked the sheets of paper on as carefully as possible. 他尽量小心地把纸张钉上去。
  • The seamstress tacked the two pieces of cloth. 女裁缝把那两块布粗缝了起来。
4 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
5 Founder wigxF     
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
6 growl VeHzE     
  • The dog was biting,growling and wagging its tail.那条狗在一边撕咬一边低声吼叫,尾巴也跟着摇摆。
  • The car growls along rutted streets.汽车在车辙纵横的街上一路轰鸣。
7 trophy 8UFzI     
  • The cup is a cherished trophy of the company.那只奖杯是该公司很珍惜的奖品。
  • He hung the lion's head as a trophy.他把那狮子头挂起来作为狩猎纪念品。
8 desperately cu7znp     
  • He was desperately seeking a way to see her again.他正拼命想办法再见她一面。
  • He longed desperately to be back at home.他非常渴望回家。
9 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。
10 behold jQKy9     
  • The industry of these little ants is wonderful to behold.这些小蚂蚁辛勤劳动的样子看上去真令人惊叹。
  • The sunrise at the seaside was quite a sight to behold.海滨日出真是个奇景。
11 middle-aged UopzSS     
  • I noticed two middle-aged passengers.我注意到两个中年乘客。
  • The new skin balm was welcome by middle-aged women.这种新护肤香膏受到了中年妇女的欢迎。
12 wager IH2yT     
  • They laid a wager on the result of the race.他们以竞赛的结果打赌。
  • I made a wager that our team would win.我打赌我们的队会赢。
13 murmur EjtyD     
  • They paid the extra taxes without a murmur.他们毫无怨言地交了附加税。
  • There was a low murmur of conversation in the hall.大厅里有窃窃私语声。
14 snarled ti3zMA     
v.(指狗)吠,嗥叫, (人)咆哮( snarl的过去式和过去分词 );咆哮着说,厉声地说
  • The dog snarled at us. 狗朝我们低声吼叫。
  • As I advanced towards the dog, It'snarled and struck at me. 我朝那条狗走去时,它狂吠着向我扑来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
15 spotted 7FEyj     
  • The milkman selected the spotted cows,from among a herd of two hundred.牛奶商从一群200头牛中选出有斑点的牛。
  • Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks.山姆的商店屯积了有斑点的短袜。
16 chuckle Tr1zZ     
  • He shook his head with a soft chuckle.他轻轻地笑着摇了摇头。
  • I couldn't suppress a soft chuckle at the thought of it.想到这个,我忍不住轻轻地笑起来。
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