我想揾Ronald Dahl 既 The Witches ............. 10分!!!!!
有冇人可以幫我塭Ronald Dahl 既 The Witches既內容ar ??
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- JohnLv 71 十年前最愛解答
The spanish cover of the book, illustrated by Quentin Blake; Alfaguara, 2002.
"One child a week equals fifty-two a year, squash them and squiggle them and make them disappear." That is the motto of all witches in Dahl's world. The book's witches are a well-connected organization with one goal: the elimination of as many children as possible, ideally all of them.
At the annual convention of British witches (which has been cleverly disguised as a "Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children" convention), the Grand High Witch, angry at the witches' failure to destroy all of the children in England, unveils her master plan: the British witches should purchase every confectionery in England (using money given to them by the Grand High Witch) and give away chocolate. The chocolate will have been infused with a magic potion that will not only turn anyone who eats it into a mouse, but will do so at a specific time. The witches are instructed by the Grand High Witch have the potion activate at 9 am, the day after the children have eaten the chocolate, when they are at school. The teachers, she hopes, will panic and kill the mice with mouse-traps, thereby doing the witches' work for them.
Unfortunately for the witches, an old witch expert and her grandson – the unnamed protagonist – are staying at the same hotel as the congregation of witches. By chance, the narrator is hiding in the convention hall at the time. After the witches unveil their true selves (removing their wigs to reveal bald scalps, their shoes to reveal toeless feet, their gloves to reveal long, sharp claws, and grinning widely with their mouths full of blue saliva) he quickly realizes what is going on and attempts to stay hidden.
The Grand High Witch turns a fat child named Bruno Jenkins, lured to the convention hall by the promise of free chocolate, into a mouse as a demonstration of her potion works. Shortly after, the witches smell the narrator's presence (children smell repulsive to witches) and promptly turn him into a mouse as well.
The newly transformed narrator manages to reach his grandmother's room safely, and they turn the witches' potion against them by adding it to the soup reserved for the witches themselves. The hotel staff panics, as the Grand High Witch predicted, and rids England of its witches. The narrator and his grandmother then come up with a plan to use the money and extra potion left behind by the witches to attack the witches' Norwegian headquarters and travel around the world getting rid of all the witches they can find.