6 The Happy Medium
Below them the town was laid out inharsh angular patterns. The houses in the outskirts were all exactly alike,small square boxes painted gray. Each had a small, rectangular（矩形的;成直角的;） plot of lawn in front, with a straightline of dull-looking flowers edging the path to the door. Meg had a feelingthat if she could count the flowers there would be exactly the same number foreach house. In front of all the houses children were playing. Some wereskipping rope, some were bouncing balls. Meg felt vaguely that something waswrong with their play. It seemed exactly like children playing around anyhousing development at home, and yet there was something different about it.She looked at Calvin, and saw that he, too, was puzzled.
"Look!" Charles Wallace saidsuddenly. "They're skipping and bouncing in rhythm（节奏，韵律）! Everyone's doing it at exactly thesame moment."
This was so. As the skipping rope hitthe pavement, so did the ball. As the rope curved over the head of the jumpingchild, the child with the ball caught the ball. Down came the ropes. Down camethe balls. Over and over again. Up. Down. All in rhythm. All identical. Likethe houses. Like the paths. Like the flowers.
Then the doors of all the houses openedsimultaneously（同时地）, and out came women like a row of paper dolls. The printof their dresses was different, but they all gave the appearance of being the same.Each woman stood on the steps of her house. Each clapped. Each child with theball caught the ball. Each child with the skipping rope folded the rope. Eachchild turned and walked into the house. The doors clicked shut behind them.
翻译划线句子。 为方便大家学习交流，可以不设楼主可见。不过大家先自己做好翻译后，再去观摩别人的作品哦~~ 100HY