2014.06.30【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 4(6)

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  A pilot agreed to fly, but he wanted to leave early and be back in Corumbá by noon because it was Christmas Eve.

  Valdir had hired a guide called Jevy. He was twenty-four, single, and strong. He ran into the Palace Hotel wearing a bush hat, shorts, black army boots, and a shiny knife in his belt. Nate liked him immediately.

  His truck was old but ready for the jungle. They roared through the streets of Corumbá, slowing only slightly at red lights, completely ignoring stop signs. Jevy talked as he held the wheel like a race driver. Nate didn't hear a word. His heart stopped at each new intersection.

  The airport was empty. The pilot's name sounded likeMilton. He was friendly enough, but it was obvious he didn't want to fly or work on the day before Christmas.

  "Do you feel safe?" Nate asked Jevy, when the pilot announced he was ready.

  Jevy laughed and said, "No problem. This man has four small children and a pretty wife. Why would he risk his life?"

  有个飞行员接受了这次飞行,但他想尽快出发并在中午之前回到科伦巴,因为这天是平安夜。

  维尔德雇了一个名叫杰维的向导。他二十四岁,还是单身,是个健壮的年轻人。他全副武装跑到潘利斯旅馆,戴着宽边丛林帽,穿着短裤和黑色军队靴,腰带上别着一把亮闪闪的匕首。尼特立刻喜欢上了他。

  他的卡车虽然老旧,但是已经为丛林之行做好了充足的准备。他们咆哮着穿过科伦巴的条条街道,只有遇到红灯的时候才稍微放慢一点速度,完全无视了停车信号。杰维一边像赛车手一样操控方向盘一边跟尼特说话,尼特一个字也没听进去,每到十字路口他都要被吓尿了。

  飞机场很空旷。飞行员的名字听上去像是叫“米尔顿”,他非常友好,但是很显然他并不想在圣诞节的前一天飞行或工作。

  当飞行员宣布起飞的时候,尼特问杰维:“你觉得安全吗?”

  杰维大笑道:“不用担心,这个人有四个小孩和一个漂亮的妻子,他怎么可能拿自己的生命开玩笑?!”


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