2014.03.06【英译中】Petty Trick 小聪明

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发表于:2014-03-06 20:35 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Petty Trick

小聪明

原文: @等待狸猫

  Amy was on her way home from school. The delicious smell of fried chicken and fresh bread slipped into children’s sensitive noses and made their mouths water. She saw some of her classmates standing in front of the baker’s and waiting for their loaves of fresh breads. Amy could feel the wrinkled money in her pocket which her grandma had given her in the morning and asked Amy to buy a piece of newspaper for her. Meanwhile, the flavor of food was luring her into buying something to eat. But the money she had can only afford the newspaper or a small package of fried chicken thighs.

  Amy走在放学回家的路上。炸鸡和刚出炉面包的诱人香味儿钻进孩子们的鼻子里,让孩子们流出口水。她看到她的一些同学正站在面包房前等待着属于自己的新鲜面包。Amy能感觉到口袋里那张皱皱巴巴的钞票——早上奶奶拜托Amy为她买一份报纸的钱。而与此同时,食物的香气正吸引着她去购买。但是,她的钱只够支付一份报纸或者一小份炸鸡中的一样。

  ‘Why not buy some snacks to reward myself after studying the whole day? I can just tell a little lie that the money was nowhere to be found in school!’ Amy was too young and too gluttonous to resist the fine food. She fished out the money from her pocket, gave it to the shopkeeper, and then waited for her piping hot chicken thighs coming into her little hands.

  “为什么不买些零食来奖励学习了一整天的自己呢?我完全可以说一个小谎 就说这钱在学校找不到了!”Amy年纪小又贪吃使她无法抵挡美食的诱惑。她从口袋里摸出钱来递给售货员,然后等待着热腾腾的炸鸡到手。

Chewing the thighs in her month, Amy seemed satisfied but perturbed. She looked around nervously fearing that someone was keeping watch on her, she walked fast like someone would catch her committing the evil crime.

咀嚼着嘴里的食物,Amy似乎心满意足但是却焦躁不安,她紧张地环顾四周害怕有人一直盯着她。她加快脚步,就好像慢一点就会有人发现她的罪行。

  Finally, Amy came downstairs the apartment. She dared not climb up the stairs and knock the door. She didn’t know how to make it a perfect lie without being discovered even though she had practiced the words in mind a hundred times. Suddenly, another idea flashed into her mind as she saw a corner of the newspaper stretching out the slit of the mailbox of the Room 101. Her two little fingers grabbed the corner of the paper and took it out warily and stealthily from the slit. That’s exactly what grandma asked her to buy! She dashed upstairs rapidly with delight. ‘Help from heaven! Maybe I could keep doing this so I would be able to eat delicious food every day after school!’

  最后,Amy到了公寓楼下。她不敢爬上楼梯,不敢敲门。即使已将说辞在心中练习了一百遍,她却仍然不知道如何完成一个没有破绽的完美谎言。当她看到报纸的一角从101室信箱的缝隙伸出来时,另一个想法突然闪过她的脑海。她用两个手指捏住报纸的一角小心翼翼的把报纸从缝隙里抽出来。这正是奶奶让她买的那一个!她欣喜地快速冲上楼。“这是上帝的恩赐!也许我可以一直这样做那每天放学我都可以吃到好吃的食物啦!”

Standing out of the door, Amy drank some water to wash away the smell of the chicken, cleaned her mouth with a facial tissue, then knocked the door of grandma’s house.

站在门外,Amy用水洗掉炸鸡的味道,用面巾纸擦干净嘴,然后敲响了奶奶的房门。

  ‘Welcome home, my dear Amy!’ grandma opened the door and kissed Amy on her forehead, ‘Did you buy the newspaper for me?’

  “欢迎回家,我亲爱的Amy!”奶奶打开门并在Amy前额上印下一个吻,“你帮我买报纸了吗?”

  ‘Here it is.’ Amy put on a show of calmness.

  “它在这里”Amy装作平静的样子。

  ‘Oh, my lovely little girl. You have grown up! Now you can do something to help me now! I am very proud of you!’ grandma said with a kindly smile, ‘Do you think you could buy me the newspaper every day?’

  “哦,我可爱的小姑娘。你长大了!现在你可以帮我做事情了!我为你骄傲!”奶奶慈祥的笑着说。“你觉得你可以每天都帮我买报纸吗?”

  ‘Of course, nana.’ A smile played on Amy’s lips. Now I can buy those yummy foods every day!

  “当然了!奶奶”Amy嘴角翘起一丝笑。现在我可以每天买好吃的啦!

Amy played this little trick the day after it and the next following days. She felt guilty at first, but after several times, she became used to it.

Amy在接下来的日子里继续玩这样的小把戏。开始的时候她还有罪恶感,但是几次之后,她已经习惯了。

 

  ‘Happy Children’s Day, Amy!’ said grandma, ‘Buy what you want to reward yourself. Thank you for bringing me the newspaper every day!’

 “儿童节快乐,Amy!”奶奶说,“去买你想要的东西奖励自己吧。谢谢你每天给我带报纸!”

 

Amy was excited while walking downstairs. ‘10 yuan! I could buy a load of things!’ she thought, ‘I could buy a new pencil box or a new notebook. And I could eat more!’

Amy开心的走下楼,“10块钱!我可以买许多东西!”她盘算着“我可以买一个新的铅笔盒或者一个新的笔记本。而且我可以吃更多的好东西!”

  Abruptly, she saw the mailbox again and felt a tightness in her chest. ‘What I have done! I am such a thief!’ She felt that even the mailbox and the ten-yuan-bill were laughing at her, saying that ‘You don’t deserve it.’ Staring at them for a long time, eventually she made a decision.

  突然,她又看见了信箱,一种紧张的感觉在胸中蔓延。“我都做了什么!我是一个贼!”她感觉到信箱和十块钱都在嘲笑她,对她说“你不配拥有它!”盯着它们许久之后,她终于做了一个决定。

 

After school, many children rushed to buy things by the money that their parents had given them as an unexpected gift on their big day. Amy bought nothing but a piece of newspaper for grandma. Standing in front of the mailbox again, she wrapped the rest money in a paper written ‘SORRY’ on it and tucked it into the mailbox. ‘Sorry, mailbox. I won’t do that kind of things again. Your master will be glad to receive this unexpected money and forgive me, right?’

放学之后,许多孩子都带着钱冲出去买吃的,那是父母送给孩子们意外的节日礼物。Amy除了带给奶奶的报纸外却什么都没有买。再次站在信箱前,她用一张写着“对不起”的纸包裹着剩下的钱投进信箱里。“对不起,信箱。我再也不会做这样的事了。你的主人会很开心收到这些意外的钱并且原谅我,对不对?”

Amy dashed upstairs and ended up her big day with a smile of relief.

Amy跑上楼,带着轻松的笑容结束了她重要的一天。

 

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