20140802【英译中】美国铁路邮政吉祥物欧尼的传奇一生。

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Qwney,, the mail dog

        He was one of the most famous celebrities of the late 19th century. 

        他是19世纪末最出名的名流之一

      Though born from a humble beginning, he made many public appearances among the whole world. 

        虽然出生卑微,但是他出现在全世界的公众面前

        He travelled throughout the United States, receiving medals and gifts wherever he went. Do you know who he was?

        他游遍美国,无论他去哪里他都会收到奖章和礼物。你知道他是谁吗?

       Surprise! He was Owney, an ordinary-looking dog, who served as the unofficial mascot for the U.S. Railway Mail Service.

      惊喜!他是欧尼,一直长相平平的狗,担任着美国铁路邮政非官方的吉祥物
   Owney began his public service career in 1888, after his first owner had abandoned (抛弃) him. 

        在1888年在他被第一个主人抛弃后,欧尼开始他的公共服务行业

         One mail clerk took him under his care. 

        一名邮政员照顾着他。

          Owney spent his time travelling on mailbags. 

          欧文在邮政员的邮包中旅行着。

           When the mailbags moved, Owney went with them. 

           欧文随着邮包在旅行。

        He travelled throughout the United States on the mailbags on the postal trains, as a guard for letters. 

         他作为信件的守护人,通过在邮车上,邮包里游遍整个美国
   As newspapers began recording his travels, Owney’s fame grew. 

       当新闻报纸开始记录他的旅程,欧文的名声越来越旺。

       The clerks attached a collar to their mascot to carry the medals he received. 

       邮政员给他们的吉祥物挂上他得到勋章的颈圈。

Meanwhile, Owney became a popular special guest at dog shows.

同时,欧文在狗的秀场上变成了特邀嘉宾

      In 1895, he had a 129-day “Around the World” tour on a mail steamer called Victoria.

     在1595年,他通过搭乘一个叫做维多利亚的蒸汽船开始了一个129天“全世界”旅行。
   But the mascot's actual age always remained a secret. And his death was also an interesting story. 

      但是吉祥物的年龄一直是个秘密,他的死亡也十分有趣

      After he had bitten a mail clerk, a U.S. agent (特工人员) was sent to investigate. Owney tried to attack the agent and was finally shot to death. 

      在他咬了邮递员后,美国特果送他去调查。欧文尽力袭击特工,最后被枪杀

      Other mail clerks were sad about his death and raised money to have his body preserved by taxidermy . 

     其他的邮递员对他的死感到很忧桑,为了保护他的身体,捐钱做了标本

     After so many years, Owney’s story is still remembered. 

     在许多年后,欧文的故事任然被铭记

     Recently, a new exhibition at the National Postal Museum (国家邮政博物馆) is showing the story of Owney. The U.S. Postal Service honored him with a stamp bearing his image. 

     最近,在国家邮政博物馆新的展览会展示着欧文的故事。美国邮政博物馆授予了他自己形象的邮票

    An online book was also published by the museum. All these will bring Owney’s story to a new generation.

     博物馆还出版了一本电子书。这些都将为欧文的故事介绍给新的一代。

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