2014.04.08【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 1 (3)

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  Snead appears from another room. He's been my servant for almost thirty years now.

  "How are you sir?" he asks.

  I say nothing because I'm neither required nor expected to respond to Snead.

  "Some coffee, sir?"

  "Lunch."

  Snead expects to get rich too. He wants me to die because he expects a few million. The trouble with having money is that everybody wants a little of it. Snead's name is not mentioned in my will.

  He brings in my lunch. The final meal.

  Later Snead pushes my wheelchair out of the apartment, down the hall, through another door. The room is full of lawyers and psychiatrists who will decide whether I'm sane. There are cameras pointing at me. Every whisper, every move, every breath will be recorded. I'm sitting here to prove to the world that I am sane enough to make a new will.

  Each family has hired a psychiatrist. Their names are printed on cards in front of them--Dr. Zedel, Dr. Flowe, Dr. Theishen. I study their eyes and faces. They expect me to be crazy, but I'm going to prove them wrong.

  Josh Stafford is speaking. "My name is Josh Stafford and I am the lawyer for Mr. Troy Phelan. The psychiatrists in this room will examine Mr. Phelan. If they believe that he is wholly sane, then he intends to sign a new will."

 Stafford taps his pencil on the thick will lying before us. My families haven't seen the will, so they can only guess what it contains. They believe that the money will be divided fairly among the children, with generous gifts to my ex-wives.Staffordprepared the will and, with my permission, this is what he has implied.

史尼德从另一个房间走进来,他是我的仆人,已经为我工作了快三十年了。

“先生,您还好吗?”他问

我什么也没说,因为我既没有什么需要也没用什么要吩咐给史尼德的事情。

“先生,要咖啡吗?”

“午饭。”

史尼德也希望变得富有。他希望我去死,这样他也能得到几百万。有钱的麻烦之处就是每个人都想分一杯羹。而我的遗嘱里并没有提到史尼德的名字。

史尼德为我送来了午餐。最后一餐。

之后史尼德推着我的轮椅出了房间,下到大厅里,进了另一个房间。屋里站满了律师和那些要确定我是否正常的精神病医生。许多摄像机对着我。每一句私语,每一个动作,每一声呼吸都会被记录下来。我坐在这里要向全世界证明,我神智健全,足以立一份新的遗嘱。

每个家庭都雇了一位精神病医生。他们的名字写在面前的卡片上——泽德尔医生、付楼医生、塞申医生。我端详着他们的眼睛和脸庞。他们希望我疯了,但我会证明他们是错的。

祝什·斯坦福开口讲道:“我的名字是祝什·斯坦福,是费兰先生的律师。这里的精神病医生们将为费兰先生做检查,如果他们认为费兰先生神智是完全正常的,那么他会签署一份新的遗嘱。”

斯坦福用铅笔敲了敲放在我们面前的那叠厚厚的遗嘱。我的家人从来没有见过遗嘱,所以他们只能猜测里面写了些什么。他们认为财产应该公平的分给孩子们,这也是对我前妻们的慷慨馈赠。这份遗嘱是我偷偷让斯坦福为我拟写的。


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