[Mrs Hughes, the housekeeper, walks with the keys.
William knocks on the butler’s door while he’s polishing the silver.]
William: Breakfast is ready, Mr Carson.
Carson: Ah, William. Any papers yet?
William: They’re late.
Carson: They certainly are. Get the board out, so you can do them as soon as they’re here.
[William sets up a board used for ironing the newspaper.]
Hughes: Is the library tidy?
Anna: Yes, Mrs Hughes.
Good. I want the dining room given a proper going-over today. You can do it when they’ve finished their breakfast.
Oh, heavens, girl! You’re building a fire, not inventing it! How many have you done?
Daisy:This is my last till they come downstairs.
Hughes: Very well. Now get back down to the kitchens before anyone sees you.
[The paperboy cycles up to Downton. Lady Mary gets out of bed and sees him ride past her window. She rings the bell.]
[The bell for the Queen Caroline room rings as the servants are eating breakfast.]
Thomas: And they’re off.
Patmore: No rest for the wicked.
[Mrs Patmore looks at the bells. ]
Patmore: Lady Mary. Are the tea trays ready?
[Anna gets up from the table.]
Anna: All ready, Mrs Patmore – if the water’s boiled.
Could you give us a hand?
O’Brien: I’ve got her Ladyship’s to carry.
Anna: I’ll help.
[Another bell rings.]
Hughes: Back door.
Carson: The papers. At last… William?
William: You’re late!
[The paperboy reads the newspaper as William steps out.]
Paperboy: I know, but –
William: But what?
Paperboy: You’ll see.
[William irons the newspaper.]
Carson: Do the Times first. He only reads that at breakfast.
And the Sketch for her Ladyship.
[William nods as Carson leaves. He starts to fold up the paper, but stops when he sees something and reads it.]
Carson: You can manage the others later.
Daisy: Why are their papers ironed?
Patmore: What’s it to you?
O’Brien: To dry the ink, silly.We wouldn’t want his Lordship’s hands to be as black as yours.
[More bells ring. Daisy finishes clearing the table and Miss O’Brien gets up.]
William: Mr Carson! I think you ought to see this.
[William hands him the newspaper.]
Hughes: I can’t make myself believe it.
Patmore: Me neither.
Thomas: His Lordship’s dressed.
[Mrs Patmore looks over at William who is talking to Daisy.]
William! Will you stop talking and take this kedgeree up?
And mind the burners are still lit.
William: Yes, Mrs Patmore.
[William takes the dish and heads out.]
Thomas: Is it really true?
William: Afraid so.
Patmore: Nothing in life is sure.
双语释义：cause sth to become smooth and shiny by rubbing
语法用法：~ (sth) (up) (with sth)
典型例句：This table-top polishes up nicely.
My mother spend the whole day polishing up all the furnitures with a cloth.
双语释义：a thorough examination of sb/sth
典型例句：The garage gave the car a thorough going-over.
双语释义：a way of talking to or about a girl or woman that you think is trying to be too important
典型例句：Perhaps her ladyship would like to hang up her own clothes today!
双语释义：smooth (clothes, etc) with an iron1
典型例句：She was ironing (away) all evening.
I prefer to iron my shirts while they are still damp.
1. get something out：把……拿出来
例句：I dropped the photograph behind the piano,and I can’t get it out.
His car has been jammed in by several lorries,and he can’t get it out.
The bicycle is in my room. Will you get it out for me?
2. as soon as：一……就……，刚……就……
例句：I’ll write you as soon as I get there.
They will post me the tickets/post the tickets to me as soon as they receive my check.
3. set up
4. be used for
讲解：for是介词，在这里指原因，be used for意思是“用于……”。
例句：A pen is an instrument used for writing with ink.
A number of techniques may be used for this purpose.
5. give sb a hand：帮助某人
例句：I would have liked him to give me a hand, but found it embarrassing to ask.
He is in trouble now, and we ought to give him a hand.
6. get back to somewhere：回到某处
例句：Time is money. I’ve got to get back to the office to get on with my work undone.
Let’s get back to the car and change our soaked clothes.
7. get out of：离开，戒除，摆脱
例句：She’ll need luck to get out of a tight corner like that.
I can’t get out of the habit of waking at six in the morning.
8. fold up：折叠
例句：The soldiers fold up their quilts into cubes.
Most umbrellas fold up, so it is easy to carry them.
9. get up from：从……站立起来
例句：He gets up from his desk and wanders down the hall to find a pencil.
Get up, or I’ll strew your brains upon the grass.
1. build a fire：生火
2. clear the table：收拾桌子
3. get out of bed：起床
4. ring the bell：按铃
5. eat breakfast：吃早餐
6. dry the ink：使墨迹变干
7. at breakfast：在吃早餐
8. read the newspaper：看报纸
9. finish one’s breakfast：吃完早餐
10. iron the newspaper：熨烫报纸
11. come downstairs：下楼
12. stop talking：住嘴，别说了，停止谈话
13. a dining room：餐厅
14. boiled water：开水