2014.06.16【英译中】追风筝的人(4)

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Sometimes I asked Baba if I could sit with them, but Baba would stand in the doorway. “Go on, now,” he’d say. “This is grown-ups’ time. Why don’t you go read one of those books of yours?”

有时我会问爸爸我能不能和他们一起坐着,但是爸爸会堵在门口。“走开,就是现在”,他会说,“这是大人的时间,你为何不去看你的书呢?”

 

He’d close the door, leave me to wonder why it was always grown-ups’ time with him. I’d sit by the door, knees drawn to my chest.

他会关上门,留下我独自一个人想着,为何他总是只有大人的时间呢。我会坐在门口,膝盖抵着胸膛。

 

Sometimes I sat there for an hour, sometimes two, listening to their laughter, their chatter.

有时候我会坐着一小时,有时是两小时,听着他们的大笑,听着他们的谈论声。

 

The living room downstairs had a curved wall with custom-built cabinets.

楼下的客厅里有一面凹壁,里面摆着专门订做的橱柜。

 

Inside sat framed family pictures: an old, grainy photo of my grandfather and King Nadir Shah taken in 1931, two years before the king’s assassination; they are standing over a dead deer, dressed in knee-high boots, rifles slung over their shoulders.

在橱柜里陈列着家庭照片:有一张模糊的老照片,那是我的祖父与纳迪尔国王在其遇刺的两年前1931年拍摄的。他们站在一头死鹿前,穿着膝盖那么高的靴子,肩膀上还扛着来福枪。

 

There was a picture of my parents’ wedding night, Baba dashing in his black suit and my mother a smiling young princess in white.

有一张是在我父母婚礼的那个晚上拍的,爸爸穿着黑色的套装,微笑着的妈妈穿着白色衣服,像公主一样。

 

Here was Baba and his best friend and business partner, Rahim Khan, standing outside our house, neither one smiling--I am a baby in that photograph and Baba is holding me, looking tired and grim.

还有一张照片,爸爸和他最好的朋友和生意伙伴拉辛汗站在我们的房子外面,他们没一个笑的。我在照片中还是婴儿,爸爸抱着我,看上去很累但又很冷酷。

 

I’m in his arms, but it’s Rahim Khan’s pinky my fingers are curled around.

我在爸爸的怀抱里,但却握着拉辛汗的手指。

 

The curved wall led into the dining room, at the center of which was a mahogany table that could easily sit thirty guests-- and, given my father’s taste for extravagant parties, it did just that almost every week.

 那面凹壁直接通向餐厅,餐厅正中的红木餐桌可以很容易容下三十个客人。由于爸爸对奢华派对的热爱,确实几乎每周就有这么多人坐在这里。

 

On the other end of the dining room was a tall marble fireplace, always lit by the orange glow of a fire in the wintertime.

餐厅的另一端有一个高大的大理石壁炉,在冬天的时候总有橙色的火焰在里面发光。

 

第二章内容,未完待续
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