2014.04.27 【英译中】18 The lucky one 幸运符第二章(节选)

stormyzhong (harriette-媞澈) 路人甲
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He figured he'd been averaging more than twenty miles a day, though he'd never kept specific track of either the time or the distance. That wasn't what the journey was about. He could imagine some people thinking that he was walking to outpace the memories of the world he'd left behind, which had a poetic ring to it; others might want to believe he was walking simply for the sake of the journey itself. But neither was true. He liked to walk and he had someplace to go. Simple as that. He liked going when he wanted, at the pace he wanted, to the place he wanted to be. After four years of following orders in the Marine Corps, the freedom of it appealed to him.

他发现自己每天平均走20英里,虽然他并没有刻意的记录时间和路程。因为这并不是这场旅行的意义所在。他可以想象有些人会认为他是为了腾空他对这个世界的记忆而远足,这种想法有种诗意的光环;另一些人会相信他远足仅仅是为了远足。但是这些都不是对的。他喜欢走路,而且他要去某个地方。就这么简单。他喜欢想走就走,想留就留。在海军陆战队遵守命令长达四年之久后,这种自由吸引着他。

 

His mother worried about him, but then that's what mothers did. Or his mother, anyway. He called every few days to let her know he was doing okay, and usually, after hanging up, he would think that he wasn't being fair to her. He'd already been gone for much of the past five years, and before each of his three tours in Iraq, he'd listened as she'd lectured into the phone, reminding him not to do anything stupid. He hadn't, but there had been more than a few close calls. Though he'd never told her about them, she read the papers. "And now this," his mother had lamented the night before he'd left. "This whole thing seems crazy to me."

他妈妈担心他,不过这就是妈妈们能做的事情了,或者是他的妈妈能做的事情了。他每过几天就打电话给她让她知道他一切顺利,通常都是在挂断电话之后,他会觉得自己这么做对她不公平。他已经离开了近5年,在每次去伊拉克前,他都会听妈妈在电话里对她说教,提醒他不要做傻事。他没有做傻事,但是却有好多次死里逃生的经历。虽然他没有告诉她不过妈妈读报纸了。“现在,”他妈妈在他走之前叹了一晚上的气。“整个事情对我来说太疯狂了!”

Maybe it was. Maybe it wasn't. He wasn't sure yet. "What do you think, Zeus?"

也许是的,也许不是,他不确定。“你觉得呢,宙斯?”

The dog looked up at the sound of his name and padded to his side.

这狗听到自己的名字抬头看了看然后靠在蒂博边上。

"Yeah, I know. You're hungry. What's new?"

“好吧,我知道你饿了。还有么?”(无力!)

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