2014.04.08【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 1 (5)

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  "This meeting is over,"Staffordsays, and everyone quickly leaves the room. One camera remains on me. I tell Snead to take a seat at the table. Stafford and one of his partners,Durban, are also seated. When we're alone, I produce an envelope from my pocket. I remove from it three pieces of yellow legal paper.

  Stafford,Durban, and Snead look confused.

  "This is my real will," I announce, taking a pen. "I wrote it a few hours ago. Dated today, and now signed today." I write my name again. "This replaces all previous wills, including the one I signed less than five minutes ago."

  I put the paper back in the envelope and push it across the table toStafford. At the same time, I rise from my wheelchair. My legs are shaking. Just seconds now. Surely I'll be dead before I hit the ground.

  "Hey!" someone says--Snead, I think. But I'm moving away from them.

  I walk, almost run, past a row of chairs to the big sliding doors, which are unlocked.

  "Stop!" someone shouts, and they're moving behind me. I grab the handle and open the door. The air is very cold. I step onto the narrow balcony and, without looking down, I throw myself over the edge.


“这次会议就到这里。”斯坦福说,所有人都迅速离开了房间。只剩一台摄像机仍然对着我。

我让史尼德在桌旁坐下,斯坦福和他的助手德班也坐了下来。屋里只剩我们几个的时候,我从口袋里取出一个信封,从里面拿出三张黄色的公文纸张。

斯坦福、德班和史尼德看上去感到很困惑。

“这是我真正的遗嘱。”我宣布道,说着就提起笔,“我几小时前写的,日期是今天,然后现在签署。”我再次签下了自己的名字。“这份遗嘱取代以前所有的遗嘱,包括五分钟前我签的那份。”

我把纸装回信封,推到桌子对面的斯坦福面前。同时我从轮椅上站了起来。我的腿在不停地发抖。只用了几秒钟而已。毫无疑问我会在撞到地面之前死掉。

“喂!”有人叫我,大概是史尼德,但是我正远离他们。

我走着、几乎是跑着穿过一排椅子到达高大的滑门前面,门没有上锁。

“停下!”有人喊道,他们从我后面追过来。我抓住把手拉开门,外面空气冷冽。我踏上狭窄的阳台,没有往下看,直接越过了阳台的边缘。


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