2014.07.30【英译中】The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time(18)②

猫四狗八 (ho) 路人甲
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发表于:2014-07-30 23:11 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
It takes me a long time to get used to people I don’t know. For example, when there is a new member of staff at school I don’t talk to them for weeks and weeks. I just watch them until I know that they are safe. Then I ask them questions about themselves, like whether they have pets and what is their favorite color and what do they know about the Apollo space missions and I get them to draw a plan of their house and I ask them what kind of car they drive, so I get to know them.
让我习惯不熟知的人会花很长时间。比如在学校时来了新生,连续几周我都不会和他们说上话。我就仅仅是看着他们直到确认他们是无害的。接着我会问他们一些关于他们自己的问题,诸如他们有没有宠物,最喜欢的颜色,对阿波罗空间计划知道多少,还会让他们画一幅自己家的平面图,问他们开什么样的车,这样我会变得了解他们。

Then I don’t mind if I am in the same room as them and don’t have to watch them all the time.
So talking to the other people in our street was brave. But if you are going to do detective work you have to be brave, so I had no choice.
以后当我们在同一房间里的时候我就不用总是看着他们了。所以和这条街上的其他人说话很勇敢。但如果你要做侦查的话就得勇敢点,我别无选择。

First of all I made a plan of our part of the street, which is called Randolph Street. Then I made sure I had my Swiss Army knife in my pocket and I went out and I knocked on the door of number 40, which is opposite Mrs. Shears’s house, which means that they were most likely to have seen something. The people who live at number 40 are called Thompson.
首先我做了我家这条叫做伦道夫街的一些安排。接着确认瑞士军刀在我包里,就去敲了40号的门,就在希尔斯太太的房子对面,他们最有可能会看到什么。住在40号的是叫做汤普森的一家人。

Mr. Thompson answered the door. He was wearing a T-shirt which said BEER - Helping Ugly People Have Sex for 2,000 Years
汤普森先生来应的门。他穿着一件印着“啤酒-已帮助丑鬼上床2000年”的T恤。
Mr. Thompson said, “Can I help you?”
他说道:“有什么事吗?”
I said, “Do you know who killed Wellington?”
我说:“你知道谁杀了伟林顿吗?”
I didn’t look at his face. I don’t like looking at people’s faces, especially if they are strangers. He didn’t say anything for a few seconds.
我没有看他的脸。我不喜欢看着人们的脸,特别是陌生人的脸。过了几秒,他沉默着。
Then he said, “Who are you?”
然后他说了:“你谁啊?”
I said, “I’m Christopher Boone from number 36 and I know you. You’re Mr. Thompson.”
我回答道:“我是36号的克里斯托弗博内,而且我认识你,你是汤普森先生吧。”
He said, “I’m Mr. Thompson’s brother.”
他说:“我是汤普森先生的兄弟。”
I said, “Do you know who killed Wellington?”
我说:“你知道谁杀了伟林顿吗?”
He said, “Who the fuck is Wellington?”
他说:“TM伟灵顿是谁啊?”
I said, “Mrs. Shears’s dog. Mrs. Shears is from number 41.”
我说:“希尔斯太太的狗,希尔斯太太住在42号。”
He said, “Someone killed her dog?”
他说:“有人杀了他的狗?”
I said, “With a fork.”
恩,用的叉。
He said, “Jesus Christ.”
oh 老天。。
I said, “A garden fork,” in case he thought I meant a fork you eat your food with. Then I said,
“Do you know who killed him?”
我说,“是一把园艺叉子。”免得他以为我说的是人们吃的叉子。我又说到:“你知道谁杀了他吗?”
He said, “I haven’t a bloody clue.”
他说:“我毫无线索。”
I said, “Did you see anything suspicious on Thursday evening?”
那么礼拜四晚上你有看到什么有嫌疑人之类的吗?
He said, “Look, son, do you really think you should be going around asking questions like this?”
嘿,孩子,你真的要像这样到处去做这些盘问吗?
And I said, “Yes, because I want to find out who killed Wellington, and I am writing a book about it.”
是的,因为我想找出是谁杀了伟林顿,然后写一本书。
And he said, “Well, I was in Colchester on Thursday, so you’re asking the wrong bloke.”
好吧,礼拜四我在科尔切斯特,所以你没有问对人。
I said, “Thank you,” and I walked away.
于是我说:“谢谢,”便走了。
There was no answer at house number 42.
42号没有人。
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