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  • A Japanese student of ninja history who handed in a blank paper was given top marks - after her professor realised the essay was written in invisible ink.


    Eimi Haga followed the ninja technique of "aburidashi", spending hours soaking and crushing soybeans to make the ink.


    The words appeared when her professor heated the paper over his gas stove.


    "It is something I learned through a book when I was little," Ms Haga told the BBC. "I just hoped that no-one would come up with the same idea."羽贺英美告诉英国广播公司说:“这是我小时候从一本书中学到的。我只是希望自己的想法独一无二。”

    Ms Haga has been interested in ninjas - covert1 agents and assassins in medieval Japan - since watching an animated2 TV show as a child.


    After enrolling3 at Mie University in Japan, the first-year student took a class in ninja history, and was asked to write about a visit to the Ninja Museum of Igaryu.


    "When the professor said in class that he would give a high mark for creativity, I decided4 that I would make my essay stand out from others," she said.


    "I gave a thought for a while, and hit upon the idea of aburidashi."“我想了一段时间,突然想到了‘烤墨纸’这个主意。”

    Ms Haga, 19, soaked soybeans overnight, then crushed them before squeezing them in a cloth.


    She then mixed the soybean extract with water - spending two hours to get the concentration right - before writing her essay with a fine brush on "washi" (thin Japanese paper).


    Once her words had dried, they became invisible. But, to ensure her professor didn't put the essay in the bin5, she left a note in normal ink saying "heat the paper".


    The professor, Yuji Yamada, told the BBC he was "surprised" when he saw the essay.


    "I had seen such reports written in code, but never seen one done in aburidashi," he said.


    "To tell the truth, I had a little doubt that the words would come out clearly. But when I actually heated the paper over the gas stove in my house, the words appeared very clearly and I thought 'Well done!'


    "I didn't hesitate to give the report full marks - even though I didn't read it to the very end because I thought I should leave some part of the paper unheated, in case the media would somehow find this and take a picture."“我毫不犹豫地给这篇论文打了满分——尽管我没有把它读到最后,因为我觉得我应该留出一部分未加热的纸张,万一有媒体知道这件事想拍照呢。”

    As for the essay itself, Ms Haga said it had more style than substance.


    "I was confident that the professor would at least recognise my efforts to make a creative essay," she said.


    "So I wasn't really worried about getting a bad score for my essay - though the content itself was nothing special."“所以我并不怎么担心论文会得低分,尽管内容本身很普通。”

     8级    双语 
     单词标签: covert  animated  enrolling  decided  bin 


    1 covert [ˈkʌvət] voxz0   第9级
    • We should learn to fight with enemy in an overt and covert way. 我们应学会同敌人做公开和隐蔽的斗争。
    • The army carried out covert surveillance of the building for several months. 军队对这座建筑物进行了数月的秘密监视。
    2 animated [ˈænɪmeɪtɪd] Cz7zMa   第11级
    • His observations gave rise to an animated and lively discussion. 他的言论引起了一场气氛热烈而活跃的讨论。
    • We had an animated discussion over current events last evening. 昨天晚上我们热烈地讨论时事。
    3 enrolling [en'rəʊlɪŋ] be8b886d0a6622fbb0e477f03e170149   第8级
    v.招收( enrol的现在分词 );吸收;入学;加入;[亦作enrol]( enroll的现在分词 );登记,招收,使入伍(或入会、入学等),参加,成为成员;记入名册;卷起,包起
    • They lashed out at the university enrolling system. 他们猛烈抨击大学的招生制度。 来自辞典例句
    • You're enrolling in a country club, Billy. 你是注册加入乡村俱乐部了,比利。 来自辞典例句
    4 decided [dɪˈsaɪdɪd] lvqzZd   第7级
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents. 这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting. 英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
    5 bin [bɪn] yR2yz   第7级
    n.箱柜;vt.放入箱内;[计算机] DOS文件名:二进制目标文件
    • He emptied several bags of rice into a bin. 他把几袋米倒进大箱里。
    • He threw the empty bottles in the bin. 他把空瓶子扔进垃圾箱。

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