[Robert, Earl of Grantham,
descends the stairs with his dog.]
Robert: Good morning, Carson.
Carson: Good morning, my Lord.
[Robert dishes up the breakfast buffet for himself.]
Robert: Is it true what they say?
Carson: I believe so, my Lord.
I’m afraid we’ll know some people on it.
Robert: I don’t suppose there are any lists of survivors yet?
Carson: I understand most of the ladies were taken off in time.
Robert: You mean the ladies in first class?
[Carson nods grimly.]
God help the poor devils below decks.
On their way to a better life.
What a tragedy!
[Robert opens the newspaper to see a picture of the Titanic. Lady Mary and Lady Edith enter and read over his shoulder.]
Edith: When Anna told me I thought she must have dream it.
Mary: Do we know anyone on board?
Robert: Your mother knows the Asters. At least, she knows him.
We dined with Lady Rothfuss last month.
Robert: There are bound to be others.
Edith:I thought it was supposed to be unsinkable.
Robert: Every mountain is unclimbable until someone climbs it.
So every ship is unsinkable until it sinks.
双语释义：to come or go down from a higher to a lower level
典型例句：She descended the stairs slowly .
The plane began to descend.
1. dish up：把食物盛在盘子上
例句：She asked Mary to help her dish up the dinner.
She was about to dish up when some guests came.
2. take off ：匆匆脱离
例句：Let’s put some of this stuff away and then take off.
I think we get to take off early today for ice.
3. in time：及时
例句：Firemen reached the house on fire in time.
I intended to catch the early train, but I didn’t get up in time.
4. on one’s way to：在去……的路上
例句：The next Monday on his way to class, he overheard two students laughing behind him.
That bright young man is on his way to being the sales manager of the company.
5. on board：在船（车或飞机）上
例句：Many of the tourists on board had begun bargaining with the tradesman.
The hijackers kept the pilot on board the plane as (a) hostage.
6. dine with：与……共进晚餐
例句：I am under an engagement to dine with Mrs Mountstuart Jenkinson five days hence.
I must be back here by 7.30. Won’t you come and dine with me?
7. be bound to：一定；必然
例句：You are not legally bound to answer these questions.
It’s bound to rain soon.
1. in first class：在一等舱
2. poor devils：可怜的人
3. below decks：在主甲板下面
4. open the newspaper：翻开报纸
5. at least：至少