2014.07.24【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 5(4)

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  It was Tomas, the youngest child, who heard the sound first. He said something, then stood and pointed. The sound grew louder, and they saw the helicopter. When it landed four soldiers jumped down and ran to the group. Nate knelt among the boys and gave them each ten dollars. Then he picked up his bag and ran to the helicopter.

  It was dark in Corumbá when they flew over the city half an hour later. The landed at the army base west of town, where the commander met them and received their thanks. He sent them away in a military vehicle driven by a young soldier.

  As they entered the city, the car stopped in front of a small grocery store. Jevy walked inside and returned with three bottles of beer. He gave one toMilton, and one to Nate.

  After a slight hesitation, Nate took off the cap. The beer was very wet and cold, and thoroughly delicious. And it was Christmas. He could handle it.

  The first stop was the hotel. Nate went to his room, where he undressed and stood in the shower for twenty minutes.

  There were four cans of beer in the refrigerator. He drank them all in an hour, assuring himself that this was not a slide. Things were under control. He'd cheated death so why not celebrate? No one would ever know. A few beers here and there. What was the harm?

  第一个听到动静的是托马斯,他是孩子中最年幼的一个。他说了些什么,然后站起来指着外面。声音越来越大,然后他们就看到了飞过来的直升机。飞机着陆后四名士兵跳下来跑向他们。尼特跪在孩子们中间,每人给了十美元,然后他拎起背包向直升机跑去。

  一个半小时后他们飞到科伦巴的上空,天色已经暗了下来。他们降落在小镇西边的军事基地,在那里他们见到了指挥官并且向他表达了感激之情。指挥官让一个年轻士兵开着军用车把他们送回去。

  进城之后,车停在一家小杂货店前面,杰维走了进去,出来的时候手里拿着三瓶啤酒,他递给米尔顿一瓶,又递给尼特一瓶。

  稍微犹豫了一下,尼特打开了瓶盖。啤酒清润冰爽,无比美味,而且这天是圣诞节,他自有分寸。

  第一站是旅馆,尼特走进房间,脱掉衣服足足冲了二十多分钟的热水澡。

  冰箱里还有四瓶啤酒,他一口气喝了个精光,提醒自己这绝对不是堕落,一切都在掌控之中。他刚刚从鬼门关逃回来,这难道不该庆祝吗?没人会知道的,不过几瓶啤酒而已,但喝无妨。

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