The Great Book of Amber
The Ninth Prince In Amber
Some natural scepticism1 as to the purity of allhuman motives came and sat upon my chest. I’d been over narcotized2,I suddenly knew. No real reason for it, from the way I felt, and no reason forthem to stop now, if they’d been paid to keep it up. So play it cool and staydopey3, said a voice which was my worst, if wiser, self.
So I did.
1. Scepticism ['skeptɪsɪzəm]怀疑论，怀疑态度，怀疑主义
2. Narcotize ['nɑːkətaɪz] vt.使麻醉; vi. 起麻醉作用
3. Dopey [dəʊpi] adj. （因嗜酒或服药）昏昏沉沉的，迟钝的，愚蠢的