2014.6.24【英译中】流沙(21)一个黑白混血女孩的传奇故事

发表于:2014-06-24 18:04 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

“So much for that!” said Helga, getting herself out of bed.

“这样就结束了啊!” 赫尔嘉一边说着,一边起床了。


She walked to the window and stood looking down into the great quadrangle below, at the multitude of students streaming from the six big dormitories which, two each, flanked three of its sides and assembling into neat phalanxes preparatory to marching in military order to the sorry breakfast in Jones Hall on the fourth side.

她走到窗边,俯瞰着楼下那巨大的四边形空地。在那空地上大群大群学生从六个大宿舍楼中涌出,两个楼的学生为一组,站满了空地的三边。他们排成整齐的方阵,准备组成像军队里那样的阵营,他们要去在第四边的琼斯厅,去吃糟糕的早餐。


 Here and there a male member of the faculty, important and resplendent in the regalia of an army officer, would pause in his prancing or strutting, to jerk a negligent or offending student into the proper attitude or place. The massed phalanxes increased in size and number, blotting out pavements, bare earth, and grass.

那个掌握着军权,不可或缺,意气风发的男职员走来走去。时不时停下大摇大摆,昂首挺胸的步伐,把冒冒失失的或惹人烦的学生拉到合适的位置或让他们端正态度。越来越多的学生加入这一点点庞大的方阵,站满了砖路,土地,和草坪。


 And about it all was a depressing silence, a sullenness almost, until with a horrible abruptness the waiting band blared into “The Star Spangled Banner.” The goose-step began. Left, right. Left, right. Forward! March! The automatons moved. The squares disintegrated into fours. Into twos. Disappeared into the gaping doors of Jones Hall. 

这一切都是在一种压抑的沉寂中进行的,几乎叫人抑郁。然后沉默多时的广播大声放起了《星条旗之歌》(The Star Spangled Banner,《星条旗之歌》,为美国国歌。),着实吓了大家一跳。大家开始走正步,左,右,左,右,向前,向前!方阵机械化的挪动着。慢慢的,方阵分成了四小队,然后再分成两小队,在琼斯厅的各个入口处鱼贯而入。


After the last pair of marchers had entered, the huge doors were closed. A few unlucky late-comers, apparently already discouraged, tugged half-heartedly at the knobs, and finding, as they had evidently expected, that they were indeed barred out, turned resignedly away.

在最后几个学生进入琼斯厅后,大门关闭了。几个垂头丧气的倒霉迟到者漫不经心的拉着门把手。就像他们非常清楚的一样,他们一定打不开门。他们只好乖乖的转过身离开。


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最后编辑于:2014-06-27 20:05
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