在朱克曼家的谷仓里，快乐地生活着一群动物，其中小猪威尔伯和蜘蛛夏洛建立了最真挚的友谊。然而，一个最丑恶的消息打破了谷仓的平静：威尔伯未来的命运竞 是成为熏肉火腿。作为一只小猪，悲痛绝望的威尔伯似乎只能接受任人宰割的命运了，然而，看似渺小的夏洛却说：“我救你。”于是，夏洛用自己的丝在猪栏上织 出了被人类视为奇迹的网上文字，彻底逆转了威尔伯的命运，终于让它在集市的大赛中赢得特别奖，和一个安享天命的未来。但，这时，蜘蛛夏洛的生命却走到了尽 头……
E.B.怀特(1899-1985)生于纽约蒙特弗农，毕业于康奈尔大学。也许你对美国作家E.B. 怀特（E.B.White）感到陌生，也许你对《Charlotte's Web》（《夏洛的网》）不是很熟悉，但是一提起一部电影《精灵鼠小弟》，你马上就知道了，这部电影就是根据E.B. 怀特（E.B.White）的书改编拍摄的。他还有一部童话叫《吹小号的天鹅》
Chapter 15. The Crickets
Everybody heard the song of the crickets. Avery and Fern Arable heard it as the walked the dusty road. They knew that school would soon begin again. The young geese heard it and knew that they would never be little goslings again. Charlotte heard it and knew that she hadn't much time left. Mrs. Zuckerman, at work in the kitchen, heard the crickets, and a sadness came over her, too. "Another summer gone," she sighed. Lurvy, at work building a crate for Wilbur, heard the song and knew it was time to dig potatoes.
№.1 - One day more than a hundred people came to stand at his yard and admire him.
A. “More than+名词”表示“不仅仅是”
1) Modern science is more than a large amount of information.
2) Jason is more than a lecturer; he is a writer, too.
We need more than material wealth to build our country.建设我们国家，不仅仅需要物质财富。
B. “More than+数词”含“以上”或“不止”之意
3) I have known David for more than 20 years.
4) Let's carry out the test with more than the sample copy.
More than one person has made this suggestion. 不止一人提过这个建议.
C. “More than+形容词”等于“很”或“非常”的意思
5) In doing scientific experiments, one must be more than careful with the instruments.
6) I assure you I am more than glad to help you.
D. more than + (that)从句，其基本意义是“超过（=over）”，但可译成“简直不”“远非”. 难以，完全不能（其后通常连用情态动词can）
That is more than I can understand . 那非我所能懂的.
That is more than I can tell. 那事我实在不明白。
The heat there was more than he could stand. 那儿的炎热程度是他所不能忍受的
More often than not （经常），people tend to pay attention to what they can take rather than what they can give.
All of us are more than a little concerned about（非常关心）the current economic problems
He has more books than me. 他的书比我多。
He is more careful than the others. 他比其他人更仔细。
He is more lucky than clever. 与其说他聪明，不如说他幸运。
He is more （a）scholar than （a）teacher. 与其说他是位教师，不如说他是位学者。
注：该句型主要用于同一个人或物在两个不同性质或特征等方面的比较，其中的比较级必须用加more 的形式，不能用加词尾-er 的形式。
no/not more than
1. no more than 的意思是“仅仅”“只有”“最多不超过”，强调少。如：
This test takes no more than thirty minutes. 这个测验只要30分钟。
The pub was no more than half full. 该酒吧的上座率最多不超过五成。
For thirty years，he had done no more than he （had）needed to. 30年来，他只干了他需要干的工作。
2. not more than 为more than （多于）的否定式，其意为“不多于”“不超过”。如：
Not more than 10 guests came to her birthday party. 来参加她的生日宴会的客人不超过十人。
She has no more than three hats. 她只有3顶帽子。（太少了）
She has not more than three hats. 她至多有3顶帽子。（也许不到3顶帽子）
I have no more than five yuan in my pocket. 我口袋里的钱最多不过5元。（言其少）
I have not more than five yuan in my pocket. 我口袋里的钱不多于5元。（也许不到5元）
1. no more...than 表示对两者都否定，意为“同……一样不”（=neither...nor...）。如：
He is no more a writer than a painter. 他既不是画家，也不是作家。（=He is neither a painter nor a writer.）
He’s no more able to read Spanish than I am. 他和我都读不懂西班牙语。（=Neither he nor I am able to read Spanish.）
I know no more Spanish than I know Greek. 我对西班牙语和希腊语同样都不懂。（=I know neither Spanish nor Greek.）
2. not more...than 指两者都具有某种特征，但是程度不同，意为“不如”“不及”（=not so... as）。如：(less…than…)
She is not more clever than he is. 她不如他聪明。（=She is not so clever as he is.）
This book is not more difficult than that one. 这本书不及那本书难。（This book is not so difficult as that one.）
1)no other...than... ;；除...之外，不再...
如：I have no other relative in Binzhou than my aunt. 在滨州除了姑妈之外我再无其它亲戚了。
2)would rather ...than...；宁愿...也不...
如：The soldier would rather die than give in. 那位士兵宁可死也不投降。
3)、no/none other than...；不是别的，正好是...
如：The man with a book in his hand is no/none other than our Engljsh teacher.
4)nothing else than...;完全是...
如：What he said just now was nothing else than a joke. 他刚才说的简直是笑话。
less than 的用法
It’s less than half an hour’s drive from here. 开车到那里不到半个钟头。
In less than an hour he finished the work. 没要上一个小时，他就完成了工作。
She eats less than she should. 她吃得比她应该吃的少。
Half the group felt they spent less than average. 半数人觉得他们的花费低于平均水平。
The boys were less than happy about having a party. 开晚会男孩子们并不很高兴。
We were less than delighted to have company that day. 那天有客人我们并不太高兴。
He was less than helpful when we arrived. 我们到达时他一点也不帮忙。
He is less honest than his brother. 他不如他哥哥诚实。
We drink less coffee than tea. 我们喝咖啡不如喝茶多。
I got less money than the others did. 我比别人得到的钱少。
I regard him less as my teacher than as my friend. 与其说我把他当作老师，不如说我是把他当作朋友。
He is less a teacher than an expert./He is more an expert than a teacher. 与其说他是老师，不如说他是专家。